Brora 1981 IM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Dun Bheagan
Stated Age
24 years old
Fino Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
48.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Jul 2008 5:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 699.00

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57 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Brora 1981 IM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.15 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Never did a tasting note when I had a bottle, this is long overdue.
    A good quality IB, I think I paid £150 for my bottle, ahh the gold old days :).
    • Nose
      90 90
      This has an oily, petrol aspect on the nose at first, with peat and some wet mud so there are some classic Brora notes here but you need to look for them.
      There is something nutty in the mix along a little sherry and a little golden syrup cake from Lyons.
    • Taste
      90 90
      There is some initial fruit but it is soon swamped by the peat which has a creamy note and there are also hints of vanilla.
      The fruit returns , hints of orange, nectarine, peach juice (faint) and dome nice spice notes.
      The spice fizz increases with the peat and the balance is good.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite long, creamy & spicy, with the fruit remaining.

  2. OJK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Peat and prunes on the nose, with petrol and grapefruit. Black pepper and burnt pinecones on the palate, with vanilla chalk and lemon marzipan. Ginger and wasabi on the finish, with herbal candy and smoked lime. Very good but with a jagged bite which slightly disrupts the overall balance.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The Brora character is very muted but very refined sherry

  4. Lafroy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      It´s rather classic. Hints of old oak, pinewood, sourness, mix of sawdust and wood glue, root spices, green apple peel, hazelnut shells and some fingernail polish.
    • Taste
      It starts slowly and smoothly with notes of flowers, flat sweetness, but these notes do not last very long. It becomes more of oak and pinewood notes, roots, white pepper as well as hazelnut. At the end it goes towards sour, bitter and dry notes.
    • Finish
      Medium long, smooth, semidry with hints of roots and a little bit of white pepper.


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