Brora 9th Release

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
30 years old
Sherry & Bourbon
Number of bottles
54.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
15 Nov 2010 6:41 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1.551,34

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275 × member ratings

354 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Brora 9th Release

59 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.61 points

  1. DenisL scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Balance (23) Wonderful Mute (94)
    • Nose
      Orange ... exotic fruit salad ... polish ... warm board ... spices ... raw peanuts ... grass ... honey candle ... peat ... vanilla sponge cake ... the aroma is constantly unfolding. .. insanely bright .... iodine ... with water: prunes in chocolate ... wet cardboard ... smoldering apple tart ... wet animal and medicine (24)
    • Taste
      The taste is first round and soft, then dry, fruit ... salt and iodine ... spices and tobacco ... chocolate dust ... cream ... (24)
    • Finish
      Finish is long ... spices are replaced by a crumbled tablet ... lemon peel and mineral water (glade kvasovo) ... tree ... charcoal ... wet ash ... salt ... wax ... burnt match (23)

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Brora, what else to say - great all - kaleidoscopic, super deep fragrance over and over again bringing to the surface new derivatives and their combinations; taste - a combination of age density and complexity with sparkling cheerfulness and cheerfulness; Finish - infinitely dying, but not extinguishing, even he is self-sufficient, he does not call for the next sip, he seems to say - I am an ideal end, any mole after me - just vanity of vanities and wind catching, and even one more dram of the same nectar will give you anything above, but we will still do it, is not it?
    • Nose
      Open, dry, mineral notes - dry, sun-heated boulders, mineral water with juice, grindstone; light shades of sulfur and bleach; lemon zest, moist skin, vitamins Revit, apple-carrot juice, lime, animal fat, wax, water-repellent composition for shoes, stone dust, frostbitten orange, floral-herbal tones, shoe cream.
    • Taste
      Tight, fresh, mineral-lemon, wax, lemon peel, lemonade, lime, lemon and orange candied fruits, pomelo, sweets, tropical fruits - papaya, mango;
    • Finish
      Wrapping, oily wax, spicy, lemon rind, lime, a little lemon pepper, limoncello, soft oak, light bitterness of young bark, metallic sour, vanilla, very long.

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    a very exciting whisky when drinking, which really has character, is mean and yet has rough edges, I associate with the keys as a total reminder: new sauna with fresh wood fragrance, warm custard with soft cherries and flowering herb garden in late summer yes! I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      soft, ripe cherry, vanilla pudding, borage flowers, eagle owl
    • Taste
      slightly bitter oak, herbs and grasses, young apricots, fruit and vanilla, peat and smoke
    • Finish
      Medium, slightly bitter, salt, oak, meditonsin, then brine liquorice pleasant and soft, at the end bitter birch bark and salt

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Exciting, idiosyncratic, great, if not for all days. More exciting, because orgiastic (like Port Ellen).
    • Nose
      one of the most unusual noses I've ever had. Much oak, some peat smoke, more in the soot corner, spices, herbaceous and a little perfumed. Lavender? Intensive and idiosyncratic.
    • Taste
      Strong, sweet-sourish, herbaceous, some oak, some fruit and some peat.
    • Finish
      Menthol, the bitterness of the oak, peat and a subtle sweetness creep around, which after some time also something in the direction of broccoli goes

  5. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The complexity is significantly increased by the smoke, especially since the sweetness and fruitiness are still there.
    • Nose
      Sweetish starting, then smoky (smoked bacon). Maritime, salty and spicy aromas follow. Vanilla is clearly perceptible and later pale light fruits emerge. Strong, cooling alcohol in the nose.
    • Taste
      Same order as in the nose with first sweetness at the beginning and then getting saltier. The vanilla is also present and it follows the smoke, but not particularly strong. The alcohol is strong and becomes increasingly hot and peppery. The bright fruits can also be guessed
    • Finish
      everything ends in a long and wonderful finish with oak and nuttiness. In the mouth remains a pleasant creamy feeling.

  6. pianoman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Restrained, filigree. Remote campfire smoke, liquid beeswax. Orange peel, physalis, tangerine quark, a little vanilla. Bright cake dough. Moist sea salt.
    • Taste
      Oily, slightly salty. Bright fruits with honey, some wax, garden herbs. Mild pepper, charred wood. Unpeeled almonds, white chocolate mousse, some oak spice. Medium.

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A really great Brora, which surprises with its strong sweetness and thus has a stark contrast to the dehydrating notes, sounds wonderful, if not for every day.
    • Nose
      Compared to the 2009er (8th release) significantly more apricot and light fruit, lychees, peach drops, with time then great deep malt notes, fresh, a little wet hay, a touch of green apple is just as well, but honey melon and apricot remain always the main notes , the Brora Heiderauch can only be heard very far back, will also mineral with the time, fresh dew in the morning, a little brown sugar, glazed red apple now flash, behind the toffee and malt wall
    • Taste
      Very strong but not like the 8th release, here much more glazed sweet apricots, extremely much sugar, surprisingly despite the light fruity nose, Lychees front, very strong light honey, lots of brown sugar crystals, then comes slowly and lends the heath meadow in the game, fresh Toast bread, a lot of heat, some smoldering campfire, light, dirty malt, hard oak chips, fruit pits, cotton candy, oregano and thyme dominate the herbs, so rather the very dry
    • Finish
      Very dry-malty and smoky with it, campfire extinguished and still glowing, brown sugar, oregano, strong oak flavors, already too dry and hard

  8. Mannix65 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Salt, blossom honey, some grass, maritime, salted Bluna - "Lutschwhisky"

  9. z-imaging scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Sampled from freshly opened bottle. Initial impression was for very sweet and fruity modern like Clynelish with just a hint of peat. Then after a lot of time and some water the real Brora style started to shine and gets closer to 2009 release
    • Nose
      Light peat, fruity, hint of grassy notes
    • Taste
      More fruits just like modern Clynelish. Hint of peat. With water and after a lot of time - more and more peat, salty with grassy notes and less fruity
    • Finish
      Long, salt, smoke, still slightly grassy

  10. spigray scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    kept the price rating relatively high to keep the average rating at 92/100
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94


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