Brora 9th Release

Overall rating
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

€ 1661.33

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297 × member ratings

376 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Brora 9th Release

61 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.38 points

  1. DenisLeonov 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. Mannix65 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Coldorak scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Notes taken from my blog:

    Absolutely incredible dram. The nose always lets you discover new scents each time you come back, the gourmet palate is hot and chocolatey with an incredible mouthfeel, the finish… never does, and it swims very well, toning down the hotness to let you discover more things. Fantastic dram. When tasting a unicorn whisky, especially for the first time, you can fear that the hype will take over and that you have to love this whisky, for what it’s named and not what it is. But here (sorry, no other way around it), What. A. F*cking. Great. Dram. Definitely one of the best whiskies I’ve ever tasted. I know it was only the 500th so it’s not that much. Nonetheless one of the best ever. What a way to celebrate this milestone. And to continue with distinguished language, the hype train was running full speed and it didn’t disappoint.
    • Nose
      The nose starts on polish and orange, with some sherry notes, lychee, caramel and some peat smoke. Over time more layers appear, letting me distinguish soot, spices and some more peat smoke. Then a few moments later, more wood polish, and back to sherry notes with dried red fruits, a very, very slight hint of sulphur but absolutely not a nuisance. And a pinch of pepper. Water brings out apricot, more oranges and vanilla.
    • Taste
      The arrival is hot and pepperish, and the mouthfeel is waxy and thick. Strong notes of citrus and bitterness from dark chocolate, caramel, lots of dark chocolate again, loads and loads. And loads. Did I mention dark chocolate? Bitter oak too, a bit of peat but not that much, and a pinch of salt. The palate is bitter and sweet and spicy, quite hot, the spices bite never stops. What a ride. Slight hints of vanilla but hard to find, you need to squint from the tongue.
      With reduction, the arrival is way sweeter but still with some spices and bitterness with green apples, and the mouthfeel gets even creamier. You may almost chew it. And with more time again, the peat is brought a wee bit forward, just perfect.
    • Finish
      Some nuttiness accompanied with oak and dark chocolate again. Veeeery long and slightly drying. After reduction, the finish provides loads of dark chocolate again, toned down pepper, and hints of smoke. It stills never ends.

  7. daverdaz scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    High End Heavily peated Brora!!!

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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