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Brora 1972 DL Brorageddon

Overall rating
93.93/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
03.1972
Bottled
02.2003
Stated Age
30 years old
Casknumber
DL 983
Number of bottles
201
Strength
50.8 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
22 Dec 2008 12:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 7409,00

42 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Brora 1972 DL Brorageddon

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.93 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    After last nights Port Ellen peat fest I thought I would continue the theme with some peated sherry monsters as follows in a mini H2H with some saved samples.
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/5622/brora-1972-dl-brorageddon 93.93p

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/15343/caol-ila-15-year-old 93.98p
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/1215/talisker-20-year-old-1981 93.84pResult
    Talisker 1981 20 year - 95 points
    Caol Ila 15 year Mangers dram sherry - 94.5 points
    Brorageddon 94 points (perhaps 93.5 is about right)

    Basically they at all excellent.See https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/73/topic/16768/the-head-to-head-whisky-thread-for-tastings-h2h?page=3

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I am grateful for getting hold of this sample, it is a great whisky.

    I was expecting much more peat to be honest but it may be dampened down due to the heavy sherry.

    Water is definitely not needed, great balance, a great cask bottled at the right time.

    Kept the price point at 90 so not to affect the score too much , 3-4 years ago this was roughly £1000 and to think I thought was expensive, now look at it.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    If I was to be critical it would be that a little more noticeable fruit would make this even better but it is a quality dram.
    • Nose
      Massive sherry, peat, coffee, stewed fruits of raspberry, blackberry, plum, prune and date.

      Some orange and bubble gum notes emerge but they are faint.

      Mixed in with the wood is mulled wine spice, smells really good.
    • Taste
      The sherry is big but the peat is huge and it combines very well and it is quite syrupy. It settles down very quickly and gets quite dry on pastry and wafer notes.

      Initially the fruit that the nose hinted at is hard to detect but the sherry is pretty flawless I have to say.

      This is no sherry or peat monster, not like I was expecting but I mean that in a good way, the balance is near perfect.

      The fruits come through now its all a stewed dark fruit salad mixed in with coffee.

      The wood is singing loudly now , you feel it mixing with the sherry but it is not overpowering.

      Red plums come in towards the end and damson jam.
    • Finish
      Not as long as I thought it would be but everything is well perfect.

  4. Furtia scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Willie JJ scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Forget a double Espresso, this is the way to start the day.
    • Nose
      More power! What an in your face dram. I love it. Dark bitter stewed
      oranges, heaps of tannins, prunes, coffee grounds and cocoa. And
      ocassionally through all this intensity there are some sugary vanilla
      notes. I've sniffed and gone to heaven.
    • Taste
      More stewed very bitter oranges, but tinged with a little sulphur. Leathery and delicious.
    • Finish
      An explosion of spices that gives waves of sensation that keep on coming for ages. The coffee lingers until the end.

  6. corbuso scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    1972 was a particular year for Brora, including many exceptional bottles, with all single casks sherry versions bottled by Douglas Laing.

    This is the sister cask of the Brora 1972 for the whisky shop and the sherry is well present, as suggested by its dark amber colour. The peat is very present and marries very well with the sherry. It has also some nice mineral and maritime flavours, resulting in an excellent whisky, Lovely

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