Brora 11th Release

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
35 years old
Refill American Oak casks
Number of bottles
48.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L2142LS000 00036474
Added on
04 Sep 2012 12:41 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1861,10

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215 × member ratings

281 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Brora 11th Release

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.08 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    While very good, this is not better than some of the 1973 speysides that came out in recent years at a fraction of the cost. 
    • Nose
      Lovely nose. Chocolate nougats followed by coconuts and sugarcane, followed by rambutans, yellow peach, and pineapple
    • Taste
      Complex. Wave and wave of flavors, but not a fruit bomb. Nothing jumps out at you, but there are myriads of little flavors tickling your senses. Slightly medicinal and peaty. Honey and lemongrass. 
    • Finish
      Medium length. Would prefer a bit more oomph and power.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    I added some water and the nose really opened up but I felt the palate was compromised at 48.1%. I preferred it neat.
    The nose is delicate and I was not expecting the peat level that I found but thats why I love Brora because its not just about peat , its mixed in with so many other flavours, far too many to mention.
    This is really really good, in my opinion even better than the 2011 32 year, but in fairness that was 54.7%. This is a perfect drinking strength Brora.
    A complex and rewarding dram.
    • Nose
      Notes from February 2015
      Delicate on sweet smoke, cinder toffee, werthers originals, brown sugar, grapefruit.
    • Taste
      Peat is obvious, smoke , coal dust, bitter, a little butterscotch with fruit at the finish, its very smooth.
    • Finish
      Long and smooth, refined.

  3. mika417 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    BRORA 35yo / 48.1% OB BOTTLED IN 2012 Bottle No.0124 / 1566

    Gorgeous fragrance stand, Orange, Muscat juice, discreet wheat feeling, elegant fragrance

    Fruity, as fragrant as gorgeous, discreet and elegant peat, creamy flavor

    Body moderately, it is glamorous that continues from taste and finish of pepper series.

    From the fragrance to the gorgeous impression blower, from elegance to taste to finish.

    Master says "elegant highland milk". There is no complaints.

    Perhaps I think that this taste is wife preference ...


  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  5. Furtia scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    EXCELLENT as it`s become usual in most Broras but less powerful than the previous release and some other annual releases
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. tomjcollins85 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Shane_IL scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

     There are certain notes in whisky that really make it special for me and Brora just has them all, the leather, the farmy notes, the citrus & dark chocolate. This was a really fantastic one, the ABV was just right, the balance was just right, and the atmosphere was just right too.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/07/15/my-islay-trip-part-1-a-stopover-in-glasgow-and-a-tasting-at-the-bon-accord/
    • Nose
      Leather. Old sherry notes. Waxy fruit peels. Farm notes, cow pie, earth and hay. Orange peel in dark chocolate. Honey.
    • Taste
      Very woody maple syrup. Charred wood. Bitter sherry. Roasted nuts. Bit of coal dust and bitter citrus.
    • Finish
      Long. Bitter wood. Leather. Wintergreen. Mild farmy notes again, perhaps even a tad medicinal.

  8. Whiskybaron scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    This Brora was sold on whiskyauction.com for 1205 Euro in 03/16

  9. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1055,-€, 1105,-€ and 1150,-€ at Whiskyauction 11/2015

  10. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1025,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015


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