2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Brora 30 year OB along side Clynelish 12 year 56.9% Edward & Edward White label bottled 1973.
I have been meaning to do this for some time unfortunately I had no 2007 30 year. All 5 Brora OB in Glencairns the Clynelish in a Tulip.
The Clynelish is here because for me its Brora, distilled in the Brora Stills about 1960 and I will put the tasting notes for this in the Brora section, also for some reason never bothered doing a tasting note for the 2003 before.
05 – 1st similar to Clynelish
73 - 2nd Clynelish –
04 – 3rd
06 – 4th
02 – 5th
03 - 6th
02 better than 03, 04 more powerful and peaty, 05 similar to 04 but less peat and more elegant, -06 similar to 05, clynelish 73 more waxy and fruity.
04, 05, 06 very similar now,
02 & 03 similar, less expressive more fruity than peaty, clynelish more fruity
02 – creamy & peaty
03 – Fruity & peaty
04 - Very sweet, beautifully balanced and the peat is there
05 – weaker compared to the 04 at first but this one is very subtle more creamy but less expressive on the palate than the 04.
06 – Siimilar to the 05 but peat is louder in this one
Clynelish, waxy, peaty & fruity
04, - 1st
05, - 2nd
02 - 4th
03 – 5th
The clynelish I could not decide but probably in the middle of these 5 on rating but the profile is obviously different.
There really is not much to chose from all are great but palate wise the 2004 30 year Brora is the best because until then I would have said the 2005 was my favourite 30 year Brora OB but that why they need comparing together.