Brora 1975

Overall rating
92.11/100
votes
128
Whiskybase ID
WB154763
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1975
Bottled
1996
Stated Age
20 years old
Strength
59.1 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
5000281010892
Market
United States United States
Added on
04 apr 2020 3:53 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2829.51

35 × in wishlist

128 × member ratings

194 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Brora 1975

22 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.11 points.

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The peat in the 70s of the last century was really self-satisfied and placed on PE, Ardbeg, Laphroaig. It would be amazing that peat can be so delicate, and on Clynelish, even the sense of presence is lost, so rich wax Wine body, super high degree of barreling, what we want is springbank, Ledaig, dirty, dirty, dirty! As a result, I feel at ease to make a replacement for Caol ila, which is elegant and uninteresting, which is really sad.
    • Nose
      Steep and sticky oily breath, many sweet cereals, oats, raw corn, wheat ears, almonds, etc., the sweetness is amazing, tropical mead, fruit wine (lychee), jujube flowers, a small amount of minerals, salt and oyster Shells, old leather, motor oil, wood embers, not so much a kitten with peat, this kind of dirty feeling is closer to the basic plate of Genting.
    • Taste
      Oats, honeycomb without honey, white stubble oak, sugar-free green tea, licorice. Ashes, peat smoke, a small amount of lemon, orange peel and extremely shallow tropical fruits (slightly sweet and sour), trace amounts of table salt and medical alcohol.

      Full, rich in fat, sweeter, no irritation, no acid, no astringency, no bitter bottom.
    • Finish
      For a long time, beeswax, matcha, tofu, chalk.

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  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Kiwi, marzipan, farmy peat, tropical fruits, papaya, pineapple, mango, tobacco leaves, camphor, superbly complex

  4. steinrich scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Just a dream :)
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Brora Tasting:
    In direct comparison with Brora WB3240
    and Brora WB44424. Simply legendary!!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. Patrick93 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. sphinx scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

  8. gaboruso scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Nose: A combination of fresh and sweet floral notes of honey flavored with peat.
    The taste is definitely mineral and salt, there is practically no peatiness, but there is a pleasant sweetness, the fortress is not felt at all.
    The finish is long and powerful, peat, salt, and light grass bitterness
    In an empty glass, damp earth appears.
    92

  10. Funtik scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful drink

  11. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    23 23 23 23 92

  12. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/10106/clynelish-12-year-old

    M&O tells us this was the first official bottling of Brora. The first ever Brora bottling according to Colin was a SMWS 1976 12yo [WB].

    N: Waxy farmy fume-y sulphury eggy bread. Boy I’m sensitive to sulphur today.
    T&F: This is not a sexy Brora and it’s so strong/astringent that I struggle to pick things out. I eventually find lime stone, barley, hints of oysters, more wet stones, earthy gunk.
    C: Brora isn’t quite firing for me today, yet as always, I attempt to remain objective.

  13. Teresa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Raw walnuts, very austere, sweet grains, ripe apples, fresh vanilla seeds, very peaty though distilled in 75, burned leather, Nutella, the peat is sweet, like an Ardbeg.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Rich and sweet, a lot of umami! Sour and juicy, one of the most delicious whisky I had! Lingering leather, mouth-watering, intense and loud, peaty and minty, what a dance!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium, sweet roasted barley.

  15. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Freaky Brora, but a lot of fun and desire to discover, you can take your time.
    • Nose
      Frankincense, hearty, chalk, mineral, old stone cellar, moss, mushrooms, old oak, leather, moist tobacco, vllt. kiwi, papaya, wild honey, resin, almonds, pistachios, anise, some salt
    • Taste
      Nettle, kiwi, papaya, coconut and almonds, pistachios, chalk, salt, iodine, mint, malt, tannins, wild honey, tonka, cardamom, camphor, pear and lime zest, surprisingly fruity, sour, licorice
    • Finish
      Oak now forward, chalk, the exotic fruits in dried chips, malt, nutmeg and camphor, long

  16. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Freaky Brora, but a lot of fun and desire to discover, you can take your time.
    • Nose
      Frankincense, hearty, chalk, mineral, old stone cellar, moss, mushrooms, old oak, leather, moist tobacco, vllt. kiwi, papaya, wild honey, resin, almonds, pistachios, anise, some salt
    • Taste
      Nettle, kiwi, papaya, coconut and almonds, pistachios, chalk, salt, iodine, mint, malt, tannins, wild honey, tonka, cardamom, camphor, pear and lime zest, surprisingly fruity, sour, licorice
    • Finish
      Oak now forward, chalk, the exotic fruits in dried chips, malt, nutmeg and camphor, long

  17. Zoltavar scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  18. Black Widow scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 655,-€ at Whiskyauction 11/2015

  19. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 755 € at Whiskyauction in July 2015

  20. barryfox915 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold
    Nose: Very peaty, very intense, mineral, and farmy. A big
    Whisky. Impressive nose.
    Taste: Dry, very peaty, very salty, very citric, slightly
    farmy, maritime, clean, on seaweeds and liquorice root. The finish is long to
    very long, clean, peaty, maritime, slightly citric (grapefruit), with some
    floral notes and a light fruitiness.
    General Impression: This Brora is lighter than the 30 YO
    Annual Releases, slightly more fruity, but the peat is definitely there and the
    nose gorgeous. This version was bottled at 75 cl for the US market.

    http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting13.html#11dec09

     

     

  21. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    The Brora 20 is the first ever official bottling of Brora.
    I review it and look at the story of Brora here:

    http://maltandoak.com/one-more-brora-to-usher-in-2015-the-rare-malts-20/

  22. zby0001 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  23. zby0001 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  24. maltman48 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Bottle Size is 0,75!

  25. maltman48 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    US Label

  26. malteaser did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    The stated bottle size is actually 750ml , as the 700ml bottling was never used for the American market in this range.   

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