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Brora 1982

Overall rating
89.08/100
votes
183
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1982
Bottled
04.2003
Stated Age
20 years old
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L19T00698288
Barcode
5000281017389
Added on
27 Oct 2007 2:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1508,67

34 × in wishlist

183 × member ratings

298 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Brora 1982

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.08 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017] After the Russians (Krim), the English (Brexit), the Americans (Trump) now the Turks went crazy - only the Dutch stayed calm and I like the Dutch for that AND because they are great (quality) whisky drinkers. That is why I decided to call this a Brora day - I need something really, really good now.

    And I will do two head-to-heads: the 30-years old 5th vs. the 25-years old 7th release and the two 20-years old Rare Malts from 1975 and 1982 against each other.

    So the clear winner is the 1975 mainly for its bigger complexity (yes, peat induces a lot of additional flavours and aromas over such a long time) and punchy freshness. Nevertheless
    the 1982 is very nice too, but in a blind tasting you would not guess these two drams are from the same distillery and at the same age. Really interesting to see the difference peat makes...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour of both drams is pretty much the same. Both noses are quite closed due to to the high abv. But you smell it already unreduced and, of course very much better with some water added, this is peat vs. neat part two. The 75 offers a full load of peatiness while the 82 is rather gentle on that side.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The 75 offers an incredible rounded and balanced profile of both peaty and sweet flavours together with lots of different spices. In contrast to this the 82 is more dominated by the vanilla aromas (and much lesser by the peat). Both are excellent swimmmer and improve significantly with some water added.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Again both have this bold, fat, punchy Brora-ish mouthfeel, really delicious. They stick literally to your tongue. Very long finish on both sides, but with clear advantages to the 75 for its complexity and more balanced flavours profile.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Apricot compote, lemon sherbet, vanilla, crème brûlée, honey, excellent!

  3. sagara-kun scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very good, but nothing fantastic. Rather a clean Brora.
    • Nose
      Apricot barley, light smoke, slightly floral.
      White pepper. Light hay.
    • Taste
      In the mouth of the cereal, apricot, lemon.
      Barley, vanilla, licorice, hay, dry grass.
    • Finish
      Finale on hay, smoke, cold ashes.

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. hansverkerk scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It is an excellent presentation of the strongly fruity but less peaty side of the distillery. Very nice malt.
    • Nose
      Not the typical Brora scent. Spicy matured oak
      Caramelised waxy green apple
      Vanilla, citruses, flower honeyes and herbals
    • Taste
      Intensive creamy fruitiness
      The peat and the smoke come close to it
      Cream, raisin and gooseberrie.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, bittersweet

  8. ZwiJo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    My first taste of Brora and I really hope it isn't my last . 
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of lincolnimp . An excellent dram and really enjoyed it.
    • Nose
      Bubble gum , glazed cherries , raspberries and ginger nut biscuit.
    • Taste
      This is rich and textured with some fruity notes and candy sweetness . 
    • Finish
      A nice long cranberry finish . 

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