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Brora 6th Release

Overall rating
93.23/100
votes
262
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Sherry & Bourbon
Number of bottles
2958
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L7159CM000 01821433
Barcode
5000281022765
Added on
27 Oct 2007 10:00 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1973,84

Whisky Reviews for Brora 6th Release

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.23 points

  1. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    What a complexity and smoothness - actually no water needed but with water it gets some extra dimensions. This one is a hammer and one of my favorites of this bottling series.
    • Nose
      Fresh, rich, complex, tropical fruits, ripe bananas galore, pineapples, honey, vanilla notes, leathery, little peat and smoke, also some grassy and lemony notes - Wow!
    • Taste
      Very oily, thick, creamy, waxy - immediate attack of peat and smoke, lemony and woody notes, subtle sweetness - Great!

      With water it is more fruity and smoky
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm and citrusy, fruity in the end

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    Very oily, waxy and smooth but still punchy, smoky, leathery and lemony. One of my favorite Broras.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    WITH 3 DROPS OF WATER.

    NOSE - Less smokey but its still there and sweet. I definately get yellow melon, toffee and now Christmas cake.

    PALATE - More smoke than on the nose, still orangy, something hard to describe possibly wet clay?

    FINISH - Long

    With 6 drops of water is got even sweeter. Unlike many people I did not get any of the Brora farmyard and wet hay smells or tastes but there is so much going on and it is slightly sticky which I really like. I also did not find it very peaty either.

    No doubt about it this is fantastic stuff and one of the best whiskies I have tried. Maybe even better than my all time favourite Balblair 1966 38 year.
    Unfortunately Brora is very expensive now but this stuff really is deserving of the hype (if not of the high price). I cannot fault whisky of this quality.
    With a relatively high strength of 55.7% I actually preferred it neat. It was extremely smooth with no burn.
    Sweeter with water.
    • Nose
      Notes from March 2014.
      Vanilla fudge, a little marzipan. citrussy, sweet spice, shoe polish, nose tingling, smokey, plum sauce.
      The longer I left it the sweeter it got in the glass.
       
    • Taste
      Very smokey but sweet with it, not overpowering , very restrained at 55.7%. Old leather armchairs,cigar smoke, still getting vanilla fudge, marzipan,orange, flavours are compacted together, closed almost.
    • Finish
      Long , mellow with toffee.

  6. Ostap scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Nose: cattle yard, soft touch of peat, smoke, fire, ash, smoked, sour-salted malt, dusty library, leather vintage furniture, apples, wind cakes with vanilla and fruits (apples, plums), small salted fish (such as trout type) salmon), lacquer varnish cooked with dill of crayfish / shrimp, meat soup, sea salt and iodine sea, boiled vegetables, thick oily, mint chill, candied fruits, stack of firewood, fresh delicate smoke, algae, potatoes made from ashes, honey, dried banana (94).
    Taste: honey, citrus, smoke, pepper, tree, sweet fruit pulp, berries, meat, smoked-spicy fish (95).
    Aftertaste: long, extremely oily, citrus, smoked, vegetables, honey, spicy fish, soft ash (94).
    Conclusions: It's hard to say words. At first, I did not feel anything extraordinary in it; something similar was repeatedly encountered in other rumors. But let him stand and ... magic begins. It is impossible to break away from the aroma. Extreme aristocracy. Taste - the highest note of this whisky, very meaningful. Aftertaste is the most lavish in my memory. Aerobatics, all on the scales were measured. Perfect Balance (94).
    Result: 94.
    Ps: On this whisky, you obviously understand that there is no such wideness in the price of whisky between it and others. But it is necessary to try, because this is a golden page of the history of whisky and, unfortunately, is almost inaccessible.

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    • Nose
      Honey, papaya, hazelnut, smoke and leather.
    • Taste
      Beeswax, smoke, dried apricot, caramel, apple and spice.
    • Finish
      Apricot, orange, honey and smoke.

  8. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/twe-show-2017-day-1/

    N: I guess rightly, unmistakeable Brora.
    T: Perfectly sweet peat, beautifully honeyed.
    F: The smoke is evident much later on.
    C: In contrast to the first time i tried this, magical.Scores an A

  10. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

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