- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- Sherry & Bourbon
- Number of bottles
- 55.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Bottle code
- L7159CM000 01821433
- Added on
- 27 Oct 2007 10:00 pm
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275 × member ratings
370 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Brora 6th Release
38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.17 points
- 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.
Fresh, rich, complex, tropical fruits, ripe bananas galore, pineapples, honey, vanilla notes, leathery, little peat and smoke, also some grassy and lemony notes - Wow!
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
Medium long, warm and citrusy, fruity in the end
- Very oily, waxy and smooth but still punchy, smoky, leathery and lemony. One of my favorite Broras.
- 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.
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.
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.
Long , mellow with toffee.
- Superb especially in the mouth. What intensity and alcohol is not too strong. Tasted in parallel with the 4th release. Much more chiseled and much less dirty.
Nose on white flower, mineral, crystallized lemon, fresh hay, dusty wood, leather book cover. Eucalyptus. Black pepper.
With aeration exotic hair.
On the palate it is round, sweet, on citrus fruits, pepper, spices and hay. It is chiseled and the aromas are intense. A bit of pink, loukoum. Fishing.
Extraordinary finale on camphor, peach, acacia honey.
- An excellent embodiment of the struggle and unity of the barrel with the base, yin and yang, fractal whisky, leading deep into itself, infinite depth in one single sip.
Open, wet, spicy oak, old furniture from the massif, furniture lacquer, mineral and industrial notes of the base, raw wool, ash, dusty dried fruits - raisins, dried apricots; sweet creamy tones - boiled condensed milk, toffee; chocolate paste, nougat, grindstone, welding spray, endless change of sweet sherry cask and prickly, mineral derivatives of the base.
Rich, dense, oak, butterscotch, furniture lacquer, boiled condensed milk, burnt crackers, hydrogen sulfide mineral water, notes of stout, burnt caramel.
Soft, warming, velvet beer, spicy oak, kvass, toffee, rusks, nuts, coffee, mineral-metal sour notes.
- 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).
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.
Honey, papaya, hazelnut, smoke and leather.
Beeswax, smoke, dried apricot, caramel, apple and spice.
Apricot, orange, honey and smoke.