Brora 9th Release

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2010
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

€ 1944.41

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Whisky Reviews for Brora 9th Release

70 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.31 points

  1. 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

  2. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    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)

  3. 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

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. BXpress scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior


    i tasted this after the Oban 32 and i have to say i find it a little more civilized than the Oban, despite the more obvious peat. but the quality of both Whiskies is on the same level.
    • Nose
      machine oil/engine oil, a big bold note of grated green apples that have been sitting there for a few hours. wax? maybe. a little salty too. more on honey and vanilla now. barley, and faintly foresty. maybe even a little maritime.
    • Taste
      extremely creamy, soft but very much alive. more peat intensity now, leaning towards Islay peatiness. honey, pepper, grassy, now more Highlandish. earthy, not many farmy notes to my dismay, but you can't have it all. also notes of creme Brulee-old bourbon cask maturartion with vanilla and marzipan notes.
    • Finish
      medium to long, ashy, earthy peaty, vanilla. now finally some hay in the aftertaste with a little citrus.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    Citrus, honey and very little peat on the nose. On the palate more smoke, peat and a beautiful sweetness. The finish is long and hot. This is so fresh and powerful. Great whisky!

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Beeswax, apricot, orange, caramel, lime, whipped cream and lychee. Very intense.
    • Taste
      Beeswax, orange, caramel, lime, apple, apricot, limestone, spice and a little smoke.
    • Finish
      Beeswax, apricot, orange, apple, whipped cream, caramel, lime and spice.

  9. aborovikov scored this whisky 93 points Newbie


  10. prz22 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Another great Brora.
    Maybe not as complex as 38 yo version but hits all the spots and is extremely enjoyable!!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sweet honey, wet Stones, flowers, salt, wax, sugar, great!! Maybe too strongly on a sweet side of things ..? Still very good!!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Well balanced, mineral, spicy, herbal, complex... very much to my liking !!!

      Could be even more intense though..
    • Finish
      94 94
      Very long, balanced, sweet, mineral, dry, brora!!


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