Brora 1977

Overall rating
91.43/100
votes
289
Whiskybase ID
WB3240
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1977
Bottled
10.2001
Stated Age
24 years old
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L19P00390943
Barcode
5000281016245
Added on
27 aug 2008 3:35 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 3009.01

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Whisky reviews for Brora 1977

51 users have left 62 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.43 points.

  1. DistiLesha scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I could not feel the magic that would allow me to put this whisky score above 90 points.
    Color: Pure Gold
    Very oily legs that do not flow down the walls for a long time.
    • Nose
      bright, fragrant, floral, baby applesauce, sheepskin, blue cheese, tart (yes yes :) Springbank from Samaroli reminded me
    • Taste
      Sweet, juicy, apple marshmallows, better with water: tar + bitterness
    • Finish
      pepper

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  3. eselsim scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    full-bodied, thick, a lot of everything, a collection of flavors and aromas, not as much smoke as expected. Chewed tobacco and drank mushroom broth with beeswax and bees, iodine, moss and bog
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. Funtik scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Dede scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    It starts like an old Clynelish, on yellow fruits then exotic/citrus fruits and wax for a good while before peat and farmy scents arrive. It's still softer than the famous 30yo 2004/2005/2006, but we do have that typical spitty peat. On the palate the peat is more obvious, a little more vegetal too, more austere, despite a nice kick of fruity acidity in the second phase. The finish is long, peaty and mineral, with some liquorice bitterness. Very very good.

  6. CowboyTzf scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    very similar to the 1977 21 yo 56.9% , can hardly tell difference

  7. serejja scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Truly great whisky that aged well.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Very subtle everything. Dusty, hints of yellow fruit and grass, barely noticeable smoke. Almost no presence of alcohol. Salt, well integrated wood, bubble gum sweetness
    • Taste
      95 95
      My God! Very intense, now smoke is immediately visible, but still it doesn't overwhelm everything else. Dusty and creamy, waxy, salty and dry, hints of rubber, yellow fruit, grassy, peaty, a bit peppery.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Very powerful and balanced with new flavors appearing. Lingering smoke and peat, slight wood, dust, mold, cream, haystack, iodine

  8. DrunkDude scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    scbp-5353, the overall simple, belongs to the spirits with relatively simple flavor, and the characteristics of big cats are displayed.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Slightly grassy in the glass, pine resin, grapefruit, passion fruit, lemon juice, and a very strong red apple, basil. The peat style of this one is refreshing and not heavy, with raw flour, mint, and xylitol. 88
    • Taste
      89 89
      A little spicy, fructose, a little apple peel, ginger, pepper, new wood board, mixed nuts, strong barley sugar, showing a younger peat, sweet pomelo, sugar water, dry finish, medium oily, slightly astringent. 89
    • Finish
      88 88
      Slightly astringent, ash, a little bitter orange. 88

  9. PRV scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    22/23/23/23
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. Dris scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  11. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Smoked, coconut sugar, fish oil, reef, fishing net, with a strong sense of oil, the middle part starts to get to the point, minerals, advanced tropical fruits, mango and pineapple, umami, expressiveness and balance are very good.

    Drink: Nine points of body, creamy, rich in fat, warm, full of aroma, smoky, nectar, savory, juice.

    Overall: I got four Brora with Gene for horizontal evaluation. Compared with "1975 RMS 54.9%", 1977 is more brilliant, richer, more balanced and more beautiful.

  12. Jour.Ray did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle No. 2164 was sold empty on ebay in feb 2022

  13. steinrich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  14. Fight65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Brora Tasting:
    Direct comparison with Brora WB154763 and Brora 44424. Great line up.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
      IT: 92
      B: 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  15. Patrick93 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  16. Ghi79kiRd scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

  17. ConvalRen scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  18. DrunkDude scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    scbp-2571, things are delicious, but there are also many defects, in my mind, it is the level of a 91-point goalkeeper.
    • Nose
      91 91
      When you first enter the cup, you can feel four points: new leather, grease, and peat are weak. The acidity is extremely high. The flavors include lemon juice, honeydew melon, green apple, and even black vinegar, with a higher concentration, but without the irritation of essential oils. On the basis of the slight medicinal fragrance, the overall preference is more sour. After the cup wakes up, there is vanilla and a slight milky fragrance, but it is still mainly sour, and there will be some melon, white flesh, and turpentine at the end.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The peaty feeling is weak and the acidity is strong. Grass, lime juice, green apple, black vinegar appear together, and then oil, orange sugar, citrus fragrance, nuts, barley sugar, grapefruit peel, slightly jerky. The wine is strong, oily, full flavor, slightly bitter, not astringent, and slightly bitter in the end. p89b92
    • Finish
      91 91
      Slightly astringent, slightly bitter, with ginger, warmer, oranges appear. 91

  19. whiskysec scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Coastal early lightly peated heaven. The nose is incredibly complex and does need time to truly open up. Once open it's full of peat, farm, straw, stone fruits, and salt. On the palate it's a full on attack of the senses. Finishes with a beautiful sweetness.

  20. lucero scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. Izzino scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Like a "burial ground in a coniferous forest" - Since I didn't have exaggerated expectations of this whisky, I was really, very, very, pleasantly surprised.
    It is definitely an experience to life and an experience. Having a 200,000 car would be the whisky I would have at home by default. But since my….
    Every 10 minutes in that whisky, one can find something different. It opens beautifully and communicates with me.
    At the first breath, it was a beautiful pleasant peat. I didn't know this whisky had a smoky tinge.
    After tasting, it was like grilled meat in honey soy sauce. Beautiful taste profile.
    In conclusion, I would specify it in two words as medical and bilinear.
    The taste profile is really very excellent. There is a beautifully balanced taste, tuned smoky and spicy tones with the interweaving sweet profile of this whisky.

  22. Valérie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  23. Cakir scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Fruity, lemon, peat, nice gently and full
    • Taste
      90 90
      Dry, pepper, spicy, full
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, soft

  24. Valérie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  25. pere scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A bit of sweet smoke, a bit of dry hay, salt, maritime, delicious.
    • Taste
      Pepper, smoke, salt, maritime, a bit of sweetness, a bit mineral.
    • Finish
      Salt, a bit of plums, oak spices, maritime, sweetish, soft smoke.

  26. Jackson05 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Context is everything I suppose. Had this in a lineup with Port Ellen 3rd release, and a 1979 Port Ellen 21yr OMC. This one was placed in the lineup blind, but I knew what the other two were.

    The winner was PE3 at 92 points and then this Brora at 91. It’s quite nice, but dare I say, it’s not life changing by any means. Certainly not worth the prices it fetches in 2020...but still excellent by today’s standards.. I certainly got little to no peat on this Brora, but keep in mind, it was against 2 Port Ellen’s.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very clean nose, citrusy, soft wax, honey. Nothing that would have been obviously Brora.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very bright on lacquer, fruity - stone fruits, lots of honey. Mouthfeel is good, but almost fizzy. Very alive.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Bright, fruity, powerful, ginger powder and honey. Lactic, varnish, cheesecloth.

  27. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Earthy peat, grassy as well. The peat level becomes stronger over time. Full citrus bursting out behind the peat smoke. Wonderful waxiness.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Lemons, with peat smoke and waxiness. Some apples and pears.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, the smoke is fainting elegantly.

  28. zloykaban scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Nose: чернослив, black leather, humidor, apricot jam(22)
    Nose2: in addition freshness and field grass, but some kind of mustiness was founded (23)
    Taste: very very soft and rounded with light and gentle hop bitterness (22)
    after taste: very rich and long, the leather is inplace, dried fruits, black papper, tomato juice (25);
    Сertainly this is one of the best samples which I have chance to try, very balanced and gentle, unfortunately there is mustiness, but anyway it is very very balanced.
    balance=22; total=91

  29. Mr. D. scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  30. McMike scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Five whiskys in one. At least. The Brora is a taste chameleon that changes its aroma every ten minutes. Fruity and strong at the beginning, a slightly smoky note follows, which in turn is followed by herbal notes before the whisky develops in the dry direction without losing complexity. For me the second best whisky I've ever been allowed to drink (the White Bowmore is number one)

  31. Mac_Phil scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    One of my top 5 tasted drams so far - smoky notes, tropical fruits and old bottle flavors in perfect harmony.

  32. zzs0529 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    A good cat!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Smell: waxy texture and slight honey, orange peel and some yeast, malt, lemon juice with added sugar, vanilla, fragrance of tropical fruit;
    • Taste
      91 91
      Entrance: Ah, it’s still a typical big cat, the feeling of oily bursting, creamy chocolate, vanilla cake, in turn, slightly pepper, spice, more chocolate;
    • Finish
      91 91
      Tail rhyme: sweet malt, orange peel and fresh lemon and honeydew melon, spice cabinets, tropical fruits, especially passion fruit and banana, and a touch of smoky at the end.

  33. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/feis-ile-2018-swa-tasting-at-the-bally-grant-inn/

    N: Packed with even more fruits than the Port Dundas, it’s also squidgy-er with a touch of farmy Shreddies. The rest is history!
    T: Many 'wows’, as is so often the case with Brora. Sweet, farmy and everything in between.
    F: Simply beautiful.
    C: It’s unfortunate to be eating food straight after this, but needs must. A second glass [Tex isn’t fussed about Brora - result!], confirms the simply ideal nature of things. No one talks of oak, sour notes or rushed distillate when it comes to these beauties. Peeps instead, often head to the subjective plain to describe such experiences, and tonight is no exception.

  34. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2004] Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 1659 that I bought for 78 (seventy eight) Euro in September, 2003.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5. For whatsoever reason I took no notes.

  35. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] The 1977 vintage of Brora marks a turning point in the history of this fine distillery. Up to that time Brora produced heavily peated malt while from 1978 onwards the peating levels were contantly reduced to the "usual" low Clynelish level. So I always check the 1977 releases if I can find any sign this process already started...

    ...and again I found no hint of that! This is simply a complex and adorable old Brora of the finest kind that is both very interesting to explore and dangerously quaffable. Hopefully Diageo goes for this profile with the revamped Brora distillery (or even better: vintage 1972!)...
    • Nose
      93 93
      The colour is amber and the nose offers the old traditional Brora profile with heavy "dirty" peat aromas. Ooh, how I love this! This is like a walk through the wet summer North Scottish countryside with aromas of freshly cut peat, heather, old byres, sheep dip on the meadows and a distant bonfire. Later shy fruity, honey and autumn floral aromas join in as do waxy and engine oily notes. And many more, find out!
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is multi-layered on all these fine flavours of the nose plus an interesting salty-maritime touch that I like. Upon chewing it turns sweeter and the smoke gets colder (drying) while a fine earthiness developing. Later waxes and honeys join in. Water unlocks more aromas in the nose and turns the taste sweeter with more waxy-earthy flavours. I like this dram both neat and reduced to about 46% abv.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The dram arrives warming on the palate and instantly coats the whole of the mouth. There is a minor astringent feeling of cold metals that I rather like in this setting. The finish is long and adds more fruity flavours that are delicious and it is without any distracting moments.

  36. Calmar scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Excellent concentrated, saturated Brora, many shades and half tones, excellent balance, depth, not so many industrial notes, absolutely no peat and sulfur, in style closer to the modern Clynelish.
    • Nose
      Restrained, wet, oak boards, lemon peel, strong floral-honey notes, mineral tones - stone chips, drying plaster; sweet lemonade motifs, industrial textiles, vanilla, wax, propolis, tropical fruits - pineapple, banana;
    • Taste
      Rich, dense, oak, propolis, buckwheat honey, lemon peel, nuts, candied ginger, grains, creamy and vanilla tones, pepper wave, tropical fruits, bitter chocolate.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, ginger, metallic acidity, mineral shades, sweet lemonade tones, tropical fruits,

  37. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Bottle 88 empty on eBay.

  38. Menko scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    It will be very hard to find a whisky better than this.
    And if it exists it will probably be a Brora too.
    After 40 years of enjoying whisky, for me this is the holy grail. I haven't found a better whisky jet. The 21 year old Brora RM 1977 comes close, but has a bit less character.
    This is one is exceptional! The nose is remarkable. Even an empty glass is (hours later) a true pleasure to smell.
    It has every flavor you wish would be in a whisky and none of them dominates.
    The finish is long, warm and rich.
    A pitty it's not really affordable anymore.
    Mind: It gets a lot weaker in an opened bottle within a few months. A bit 'flat', if that makes any sense.
    Other Bora's have less complexity; more primary flavors. And complexity is the first thing that fades away once the bottle is opened.
    So keep that in mind if you come across a bottle that has been open for a while (tastings) or a closed bottle with a low filling level. Maybe this explains some of the lower ratings...?
     
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      99 99
    • Finish
      98 98

  39. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This was a result of a H2H today all Brora and 23 year old Clynelish,
    Result:
    1 - 1965 CA Nibada 23 year
    2 - 1975 RM 20 year
    3 - 1977 RM 21 year
    4 - 1977 RM 24 year
    5 - 1981 DT 25 year cask 1423
    The clear winner is the 1965 here, for me this is a brora as it was distilled in the Brora stills, it is Clynelish in name only, a lovely whisky. The 75 was excellent and so to were the 1977 but the 21 year is an all round better dram than the 24 year but both are very good. The 1981 DT was not good, it was drinkable but not what I would call a Brora of note, pretty tame, hot with some off notes, I would not pay more than £125 for it, I believe I may have had a bottle of this years ago need to check that one? A great H2H for me I love Brora and when its good its excellent.

  40. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I do not revisit many whiskies on reviews or taste notes but as this is H2H and over 2 years since I had a good go at this, I felt it was needed.

    A quality dram for sure, you need to take your time with this one to get the best from it.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  41. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    With water:

    The nose is softer now and the palate has los some peat and gained more fruit but still has a lot of power.

    What I call a muscular whisky, very good for sure
    • Nose
      This smells like its dirtier than the 21 year 1977 RM, less fruit. The fruit is less pronounced on this one, coastal, farmy, briny notes are all here. I get more peat than the 21 year but then the fruit comes through on fresh pineapple and yellow plum with honeycomb.
    • Taste
       This more straightforward than the 21, much more peat than I remember previously. It then settles down with sherbet fizz, crisp peat. yellow plum and also some raspberry but its very slight.
    • Finish
      Long & peaty

  42. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very excessive Brora, already too dry for me, but in itself already great to taste, artisanal and of the strength and different notes a great malt.
    • Nose
      Works first very closed, wall of raw, dirty malt, light as well as dark, heather grass dried and wood honey mixed with motor oil, with more time come roasted marshmallows, cinnamon, clove, chestnut, actually gets some autumnal-Christmas, slightly dried pear and almost a little mint if I'm not mistaken, eucalyptus and bread crust
    • Taste
      Very dry, almost extreme and very strong, dirty malt again everywhere, motor oil, rough wheat, hops, bread crust, dried heath herbs, dry moss, black pepper, dry hay, clove, oregano, wild garlic, caraway, absolutely no more fruit, at most dried and smoked thin pear slices, if you like, some eucalyptus and ricola sweets, chestnuts, forest honey and smoky tree resin
    • Finish
      Here comes the pear one more tick even with some vanilla and the light, dirty malt continues, some honey and cinnamon, as well as the mint, long

  43. Allandale scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A lightly oily body.
    • Nose
      Very flowery. Camomile. Suggestion gorse of sweet lime.
    • Taste
      Lively,fruity,refreshing.Distinctive gorse or whin: that coconut flavour. Then fresh lime, then peppery seaweed.
    • Finish
      A nice long aftertaste.  Sandy,grainy,mustardy. 

  44. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I’ve had two Diageo Brora 1977 vintages before and both were much older bottlings [37yo WB & 38yo WB respectively], from the Special Releases range. I hear equally good things about this relatively younger Brora.
    N: Despite such a small sample being cooped up in a plastic 18ml sample bottle for around four weeks, the nose is enormous with notes of peat chocolate hitting the nostrils first. Brora is masterful at sweet & farmy [an ideal dessert dram for Farmer Barleymow no doubt], but there’s a firm coastal note here too - sea spray the order of the day. There’s also some flora n fauna [again from the farm but also a perfumed note Diageo distiller’s are well versed in accomplishing so skilfully], and a liberal sprinkling of mixed herbs and dry tropical fruits that develop later - papaya the main player.
    T: Intense, big and sweet peat arrival once again, with some wood spice and pepper [eased by water]. There’s much action going on mid-palate, but i’ll not spoil it for you.
    F: Slowly moves towards herbal with liquorice wood with a light candy sweetness that forever remains. Becomes a little chalky-dry & soft, yet resolute with a mixed-herb, spirit-true, witch-hazel finish.
    C: Another Brora in fine form.

    Scores an A[-]

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  45. raithrover scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Colour: auburn blonde
    Nose: that earthiness once again but not as pronounced more of a smoky influence. Tick for the coastal salt spray but again, somewhat restrained here. Almost a haggis-like spicing with plenty of pepper as well, with fennel, golden syrup and a minty dark chocolate. Honey dripped over pineapple cubes and red apples with fleeting floral aspects.  

    Taste: a lovely texture with more honey and a full-on middle orchestra of the Brora farmyard earthiness and citrus notes. More peat, some oiliness and dirty vanilla. The journey into the finish is marvellous and then that lingering fruit loaf essence of what has been lost and a touch of dryness followed by smoked pepper. Overall: in some ways it feels more organic and less directed (or engineered) some of the later special releases yet possesses much of the same characteristics. A relative youngster, 1977 is one of the classic Brora years and it shows clearly.  
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      95 95

  46. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very nice whisky, if i taste blindly I say this is a Talisker.
    The distillery character doesn't come out well.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, citruses, flowers, apple and strawberry, grass, peat, smoke and farmy notes (Brora classic characters) is in the background
    • Taste
      Oily, waxy: salt, citruses, especially grapefruit, the smoke has been determinative here, flanked by the oak, flower honeys and spices
    • Finish
      Long, dry: fruits, smoke and wood

  47. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Aby birthday tasting 17-09-2016                                                   Sample available on www.whiskysample.nl
    • Nose
      Waxy, vanilla, cotton candy, grasse and light peat.
    • Taste
      Fruity, salty, again waxy, white pepper and some smoke.
    • Finish
      Fruity and pepper.

  48. The Macallan scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: very briny and smokey, some citrus and floral notes

    P: vanilla, warm, waxy

    F: powerful with a lovely drying smokyness

    C: a good version from the RM series

  49. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 605,-€ at Whiskyauction 11/2015

  50. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 656,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015

  51. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  52. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER

    Nose - More expressive now, fruitiness again, shoe polish, still geting orange zest

    Palate - Its opened up a little now, bitter grapefruit, spices

    Finish - Still very long.

    I found this one a little rougher than the 2007 annual release I had recently. It is not as refined but there is something about it that I really liked. I found this one more peaty that the 2007 30 year, even though they are from roughly the same distilling year.
    This is one of those rare malts releases that you have to work at.
    • Nose
      Notes from May 2014.
       
       
    • Taste
      Slightly bitter on grapefruit, woody, almond again, spicey.
    • Finish
      Very long.

  53. lyndondd428 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    N: incredibly complex with wax and farmy, a gentle peat with fruit (strawberry, apple and raisins) P: very well balanced, flashes of flavours (liquorice, malt, strawberry). a lot of honey. F: kind of smoky, dried fruit and a great maltness.

    this Brora reminds me some old Taliskers

    http://whiskyfacile.com/you-no-speak-italiano/

     

  54. Jeep51 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Power very well mastered. It's very straight but the whole is very pleasant thanks to the presence of fruit.
    • Nose
      Immediately fruity: clementine, lemon, grapefruit and can be a little green apple. The nose is very straight with a slight floral side. After several minutes of aeration, a fine earthy peat appears and the fruit is more exotic, especially pineapple, while keeping the citrus fruits
    • Taste
      Very incisive. Right and mineral. Pleasant alliance of sea peat and iodine, pepper and ginger and citrus already present on the nose.
    • Finish
      Long, more on pepper and a smoke of wood fire than on peat.

  55. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    My review of the 24 year old Brora from the Rare Malts Selection. You'll also find some interesting facts about the RMS lineup.
    http://maltandoak.com/weve-put-2014-to-rest-and-start-2015-with-a-nifty-brora/

  56. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nosing this just makes me happy. Very Clynelish-esque, but with that extra Brora dimension. Smokey, but very subtle. Farmy, floral and fruity at the same time. Did I mention earlier I don’t like peat? Well, I do when it is subtle like this. Citrus and a bit dry.

  57. zby0001 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  58. lolo scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    complex enough to apprehend but very nice balance really interesting
    • Nose
      at first glance, spicy almost peppery then peat immediately makes its appearance but not too present very well balanced with this farmer's side rather complex to describe
    • Taste
      burning texture, tingling alcohol, a heat wave invaded the mouth to start on these farm notes with touches of gastric (in cooking: reduction of vinegar and sugar) but for the blows with honey again a beautiful complexity quite confusing then the peat comes back and ends like a cloud of discrete smoke ...
    • Finish
      like the mouth we find the same farm notes with this peaty side, beautiful length.

  59. Cast Olila scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  60. Finlaggan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:
    http://themaltdesk.blogspot.dk/2012/08/brora-1977-24yo-rare-malt-series.html

  61. aby scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    sample available on: whiskysample.nl  (yes, opened a new bottle so again available).

    nose: very complex with gentle peat and fruit (apple, raisins and some red fruit), waxy notes and a bit farmy

    taste: well balanced, same taste as the nose but with some smoke and honey

    overall: great Brora again, i love it  92p. 

  62. hsmithjr scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  63. hsmithjr scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful!  A top notch Brora, and an excellent whisky.
    • Nose
      Strong peat smoke.  Burnt logs.  Mossy sea wall.  Dusty warehouses.
    • Taste
      Big bodied and oily.  Again, strong peat and smoke.  Seaside grass. Spicy!  Some light floral notes toward the end.
    • Finish
      Strong and firm.  Long and peppery.  Old oak and peat.

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