Brora 6th Release

Overall rating
92.73/100
votes
350
Whiskybase ID
WB635
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2007
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 10:11 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 3600.00

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Whisky reviews for Brora 6th Release

42 users have left 47 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.73 points.

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. DrunkDude scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    scbp-5643, the flavor orientation is slender and expressive, elegant and strong. It is not a high-age wine with a light residual color.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Not like the wild funk of the previous two years, but a carnival of sea salt and star anise dipping. Old wood with moss, wood grease, clear tangerine, granny sour apple, and rock n roll of Fanta soda. The moderate peat is matched with the fat of the nose. It is emphasized again that the air bubbles are strong and the melon white is slightly. 91
    • Taste
      94 94
      Light peat bedding, low-key dried pineapple and star anise dipping atmosphere, but there is a dense bubble feeling, champagne, lime, and Chardonnay are the outlines. The tail section clearly shows the ginger ale, with a little sesame pepper, strong wine power, weak oil, weak irritation, slightly astringent, strong texture of cooked nuts, no dead ends, tactile performance, and excellent flavor balance. p94b93
    • Finish
      95 95
      Slightly numb, the sour aroma of entrapped bubbles reappears, the old-fashioned Shirley's raw nuts are highlighted, slightly astringent, charcoal, ginger ale, citrus aftertaste, extremely diluted Anna Tiangao bitter essence, tonic water. 95
      .

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. ded scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Don't believe low ratings. It is much better than you expect!

  5. prz22 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Mineral, sophisticated, complex, deep, powerful.
    Stunning.
    • Nose
      97 97
      Earthy, evolving, mineral.. like Iceland landscspes in the nose:)
    • Taste
      96 96
      Oily, smokey herbs with soil, sea flavours, some wood, tabacco, lemon, old leather, pepper..
    • Finish
      96 96
      long, mineral, soil and salt, raw moonwalk in the mouth:)

  6. Gråmantel scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    One of the all time greats.

  7. RonJerom scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    The best whisky I've ever tasted! Highhly recommended)

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Citrus oily waxy herbs, a touch of peat candied fruits, a lot of depth and complexity, very good

  9. Ostap scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    At first, he did not feel something extraordinary in him. Such things are not uncommon in whisky. But let him stand by and ... the real magic begins. It is impossible to break away from the aroma, a remarkable aristocracy. The taste is incredibly meaningful and this is the highlight of this whisky. The aftertaste is the most oily in my memory. Aerobatics! However, it is obvious that the price of this whisky is inadequate. There is no taste between it and the more affordable whisky such a chasm as in price. It's sad, but it's another story ...
    • Nose
      94 94
      Livestock yard, soft touch of peat, smoke, fires, ash, smoked, sour malt, dust library, antique leather furniture, apples, vanilla and fruit pies (apples and plums), salted fish (trout, salmon) furniture varnish (stain), boiled in dill crayfish or shrimp, meat soup, candied fruit, a pile of sea salt and iodine, boiled vegetables, oiliness, mint chill, stack of firewood, again smoke, algae, honey, potato from ashes, dried banana.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Honey, citrus, smoke, pepper, wood, sweet fruit pulp, berries, meat, smoked fish, sweet ash.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, buttery, citrusy, with smoke, vegetables, honey, spicy fish and soft ash.

  10. sagara-kun scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    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
      Nose on white flower, mineral, crystallized lemon, fresh hay, dusty wood, leather book cover. Eucalyptus. Black pepper.
      With aeration exotic hair.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Extraordinary finale on camphor, peach, acacia honey.

  11. syrney170 scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

  12. Calmar scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Rich, dense, oak, butterscotch, furniture lacquer, boiled condensed milk, burnt crackers, hydrogen sulfide mineral water, notes of stout, burnt caramel.
    • Finish
      Soft, warming, velvet beer, spicy oak, kvass, toffee, rusks, nuts, coffee, mineral-metal sour notes.

  13. Ostap scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    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.

  14. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  15. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  16. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  17. WhiskyLovingPianist 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

  18. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  19. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    N: Heather honey with sweet malt to die for - aah, Brora. A little farm, peat and countryside, so plenty of agriculture but there’s heaps more to find, naturally.
    T: Not the perfect start but it's often on the finish where things really get going.
    F: It's that malt-honey sweetness that rolls on with trimmings.
    C: Not one that set my world on fire [something i now see i said about the 7th release WB], but it is simply lovely. Blog

    Scores a B+

  20. RL_whisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  21. Deloti scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very farmy, humid leather, wet logs, camphor, peat and charcoal and very interesting hints of fleece. Throws me straight back to my grandpa’s orchard: apples, persimmons and fresh nuts
    • Taste
      Wild and seizing. At first sip it shows a vigorous coastal character, then it unfolds into peat, sweet fruits and herbs. Candied oranges and lemons, mint, marzipan. Exquisite
    • Finish
      Long and sharp. peat, smoke, liquorice, seafood taste

  22. wheatfield scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Pours medium gold, somehow a touch darker than the 37 year (2015). Nose is a bit more closed off, but it's got a lot of bright peat, expressive and well balanced, possibly some orchard fruits and a bit of sea air. Mouth is really sharp on the attack; all kinds of peat coming in waves. That's what I'm talking about! Well integrated orange and lemon. It's about the peat, and the little ginger and horseradish touches that come with it. And the texture is pleasantly thick, a bit more than the 37 year. This is more in line with the style of the 2004 30 year. Great.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  23. p4blo scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I am not a fan of such profiles, but it certainly is great whisky.
    • Nose
      Quite a weird profile with heavy notes of mustard and horseradish, mud, leather, wax, some greener elements such as leaves and plant stems, also citrus fruits, pepper and a hint of smoke. Rich and complex.
    • Taste
      Very oily, creamy even, with citrus fruits dominating next to the sweet notes of red fruits, apples, berries, perhaps some mango, very delicate. After a while, there is also some smoked salmon, salt and ginger.
    • Finish
      Very long, on freshly crushed pepper and smoke.

  24. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  25. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo 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

  26. Vince scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Was able to try this thanks to someone else's generosity.  Excellent all-round but perhaps slightly less charismatic than earlier versions?  Nonetheless again confirms Brora as probably the best distillery ever in my book.  Amazing.

  27. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

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

  28. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  29. 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.

  30. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    N: it hits the background of peat and smoke, with the latter that seems to censor, at first, partial evidence of the constant evolution of this malt. We love the notes of wax, the trademark of this distillery and the 'twin' Clynelish: the wax is accompanied by those stale notes of damp and dusty wood (cellar, if not its own stable), to then dance with oily and mineral tips. The 'sweetness' (which however, mind you, certainly is not in the background and is perfectly integrated) moves between vanilla, ripe apples, but also raisins, orange jam ... The nuances in this area are almost endless (red fruits , dates, figs). All embellished with a vast bouquet of spices: cloves, aniseed, nutmeg ... With a few drops of water, only the experience of the wood fragrance deserves the ticket price: compared to before, it tends to slightly fade the side mineral and oily, but everything else is enhanced, with a riot of orange a bit 'gone. P: what a body, how elegant: greeted by a blanket of smoke, we find ourselves wandering between licorice, dried fruit, still raisins, and again that wood that in one's mouth is one with spices. But with every sip change, layers and tinsel are added: wax comes back, coconut (and vanilla) arrives, sweet and delicate red fruits dance ... A lot of honey, lots of citrus peel, especially with water. F: very long, we did not believe that the scents of burnt wood remained so long, however flanked by a lot of dried fruit and a pleasant composite sweetness (ripe fruit). Sensation almost unpublished: sweet smoke. We hope to be able to taste other releases of this distillery (remember that since 2001 every year comes out a bottling in the special releases of Diageo), but they are very rare and very expensive. The profile is unique: those stale notes (say "stable", so to speak may seem unpleasant, but integrate perfectly in a great complexity and are really fantastic) are just unique, and only in some old Talisker we happened to find them. Compared to the younger Brora we had drunk some time ago, however, these notes are slightly attenuated, in favor of greater smoking and an overall, clearer roundness. In short, to make it short: excellent, complex, constantly evolving. http://whiskyfacile.com/2012/06/15/brora-30-yo-2007-ob-557/

  31. Hvdree scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  32. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose: The farm peat is present, and herbaceous waves are placed in front. After aeration, vanilla honey creeps in. Earthy dust. Palate: Linear, and more monolithic than others. Easier to access and drink (be careful, in the Brora context, huh). Salinity appears. Final: Long. Persistent salinity. Slight bitterness of citrus zest. Verdict: The most accessible, so far. (note made as part of a F2F of all official Brora 30 years)

  33. scotch80 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      95 95

  34. zby0001 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  35. croz scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Amazing!
    • Nose
      Peat, orange, honey, marzipan
    • Taste
      At first light then massive honey, charcoal, violet candy, orange which changes into peat and sweetiness
    • Finish
      Wow! salt and sweet at the same time with a delicate dose of smoke that lingers forever

  36. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 95 points Super Administrator

    I gave 2 bonus points for the superb finish. Very impressive whisky.

  37. j j scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      94 94

  38. Toemi scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  39. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    N: honey, peach, stable, grass, butter, mint and meaty
    T: lemon, orange, spices and floral
    F: peat, spices and some nuts
    how to describe this tremendous whisky?
    tasted with Aby and J J

  40. magic_slim scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Merry Christmas to me - what a great whisky !!!
    • Nose
      Warming, very pleasantly aromatic with notes of peat and suede at first nosing. Furthermore I smell dried apples, wet wool and wasabi. Some sherry casks must have been used. Harmonic and perfectly balanced.
    • Taste
      Rich and bold with farmy peaty aromas, hot and spicy, warming from deep inside.
      Aromas of caramel pudding, oatmeal and old style mustard with mustard seeds. Also camphor and hints of lemon zest. Close to perfection.
    • Finish
      Very long - remains always pleasant. I love it.

  41. sybarita scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    fabulous whisky!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  42. whiskas scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Peat, hay, lemon, orange, apple, walnut, brine, leather, tobacco, camphor.
    • Taste
      Crisp, apple, lemon zest, orange, ginger, marzipan, liquorice, mustard, tar, dry and oily.
    • Finish
      Long spicy and minty finish.

  43. AmbG_Grant scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      96 96

  44. markjedi1 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    This is an absolutely stunning Brora as Brora should be. Bombastic!
    Party in the bottle. A must try. What a pity that it is burdened with such a
    heavy price tag.
    • Nose
      The nose immediately takes you back to humid cow stables, during the
      cleaning out of the manure. Sounds terrible, smell wonderful. Very farmy, as we
      like to call it. Some creamy goat cheese, faux leather couch, wet hay, tiger
      balm, soft smoke and peat. Some chewing tobacco and caramel. This is
      impressively complex and simply marvellous.
    • Taste
      On the palate, you are literally blown away. The coastal character
      immediately puts its foot down. Brine, loads of it, followed by lime zest,
      liquorice, mustard seeds, peat, smoke, ginger, pepper. Ka-boom! Some white
      fruit tries to break through, but does not stand a chance. Only a little bit of
      caramel succeeds in adding some sweetness.
    • Finish
      The finish is very drying, smoky and spicy. In short: wow!

  45. Drochaid scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    The 6th bottling of Brora 30yrs from Diageo is another classic 1970s-style Brora, and standards are just as high as ever, with overt citrus and medicine cabinet notes. This is yet another fabulous release from this much-lamented extinct distillery, scoring 93 points from Whiskyfun`s Serge Valentin. (TWE)

  46. Malt Hans scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Phenolic and spicy aroma, anise, pepper, eucalyptus, apple,

    butterscotch, pear, apricot, dry hay and vanilla. Honey sweet taste,

    walnuts, pepper, anise, eucalyptus, sweet orange, almonds, milk

    chocolate, mint and vanilla. Long, herbal, fruity and malty end.

  47. Kostik scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Brora. What else ?
    • Nose
      Le degré d'alcool est là mais bien intégré. Il a du punch à revendre, avec une splendide alchimie entre la fumée et les fruits (banane, agrumes).
    • Taste
      L'attaque est tout en douceur, fruitée (poire) et sucrée. La fumée déboule progressivement pour finir sur superbe un viandé VS citron. Texture agréable.
    • Finish
      Le viandé devient lardé, on a donc pas mal de sel et toujours la fumée. Notes fermières. Légère amertume de tourbe.

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