Brora 1972 DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old & Rare - The Platinum Selection
Stated Age
31 years old
Number of bottles
49.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 jan 2009 5:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 8009.00

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Whisky reviews for Brora 1972 DL

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.84 points.

  1. veruselaing scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    It is the best Brora expression I have ever tasted. I would say PERFECTION even though it may seem too much, but it's  PERFECT DRAM WITHIN THE SHERRY KIND. 6 STARS
    • Nose
      Intense! Soil, mineral, old furniture, oily, creamy, barbecue sauce, cigarrette, wine cellar, of course peat, dried fruits. Simply Spectacular, so much happening in here. A very complex dram only for "the truly experienced".
    • Taste
      Stunninly overwhelming... strikes you speechless for a few seconds...then strikes again. First the fruity liquor, then a delightful peated sherry! candied fruits, citric fruits, fresh but serious herbal extracts that firms down the thick malt, pepper, cardamom, cashew nuts, etc SPECTACULAR DRAM but hard to habdle because of the too many flavours amnd feeling going on in the glass.
    • Finish
      the powerful punch of the spirit last for some seconds leaving a gap for the peated and fruity (candied, dried and citrics) sherry, that enters along the tongue like a parade's orchestra. Able to differentitate the instruments in the orchestra but forcing you to forget the flavours and feel the final result of the mix. DIVINE, that's it.

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  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Tobacco, herbs, red fruits, strawberries indeed, cardamom, polish, not as peaty as one would expect, quite a subtle sherry influence, great whisky though probably not amongst my favourite 72 Broras

  4. whiskyclick scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    One of our favorite Brora so far. Dark, peaty and complex. You could spend hours smelling the glass.

    strawberries, dried dark fruit, creamy and sweet, petrol, farmyard funk, coastal - salty, mineral notes, lamb wool, red wine, hay and dunnage, a bit of beeswax
    mellow and light texture, beeswax, natural fresh fruit juice, farmyard, dried hay, a pinch of salt, dark fruit, peat and mineral notes, oak spice without the biterness
    slaty, peaty, farmyardy, long and satisfying

    Score: 10/10

  5. Cheesehut-Fellows scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Among the best Broras...

  6. Trivial scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Thx Pit for the Sample.

    Short notes:
    tropical fruit salad, peat, "lugworm"

    Worthy 95P even after a dram

  7. Jim_my_whisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    From Whiskyfun,

    Brora 31 yo 1972/2003 (49.30%, Douglas Laing, Platinum, 221 bottles) A bottling from DL’s good old times, we have very high expectations here. Colour: amber. Nose: God this is exceptionally twisted! Almost dirty – the kind of dirtiness that’s hugely pleasant -, almost perverse, with a lot of game upfront, meat sauce, Havana tobacco, strawberry wine, old walnuts, peat smoke, wet dead leaves, diesel oil… It’s even a tad skunkish, which is fab here, mind you. All that settles down a bit after a moment, the whole getting rather cleaner, straight, very mineral and always very waxy. Also hints of leather polish. Exceptionally complex and entertaining but not easy-easy. Kind of ‘David-Lynchesque’. Mouth: superb attack, a beautiful duo between the spirit and the sherry. A lot of vivacity (tangerines, orange marmalade) but also a very spectacular ‘thickness’ (concentrated fruits). Pu-erh tea, dried pineapples, bitter oranges, peat, cardamom, Szechuan pepper, coriander, malt extract, marc from Burgundy, old herbal liqueur (‘Shartroose’, as Quentin Tarantino would say), Parma ham… It’s simply endless. Finish: it’s the sherry that remains now but it’s a beautiful one, so, who cares? Comments: a high quality 1972 Brora, which is almost a pleonasm. There aren’t so many sherried ones around so it’s even more interesting, especially since it’s rather less sherried than, for instance, the famous Brorageddon or the 1972 by/for the Whisky Shop (black label), and a tad less peaty than most 30yo OB’s, but still a true aromatic monster. SGP:477 - 94 points (et merci à toi, Pierre.)

  8. Zumbar did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sold for 3999 Euro on whiskyauction may 2017

  9. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 2.155 € at Whiskyauction in March 2015

  10. Furtia scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    surrounded by your best folk: pigging out on top quality seafood and drinking the best spirit/wine at a sheep stable must be something similar to a sip of this dram :P
    This Brora is what the essence of the Highlands' landscape is indeed for me all squeezed in a bottle.
    Very complex and unique. The Lord of the Highlands imo.
    • Nose
      Sends you right into a sheep stable, wet earth, grilled seafood which stand out of an endless stream of flavours: fruit, tobacco, beeswax, nuts, herbal balm, smoke, dried figs and on and on
    • Taste
      Wet tobacco leaves come up at first, then evolving into a chain of different tastes: fresh fruits lead to dried fruits, then leather into soil, then into tar and oil. Finally woody sherry that, wow! leaves behind a wonderful sweetness after all !! unbelievable!
    • Finish
      Fig liqueur, herbal liqueur with iodine hints giving way to ashes and sherry again which last F O R E V E R.

  11. barrie03 scored this whisky 98 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      99 99
    • Finish
      99 99


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