Brora 6th Release

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2007
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 10:11 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2253.16

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328 × member ratings

391 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Brora 6th Release

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.76 points

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur


    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.

  8. 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!

  9. ded scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

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

  10. prz22 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Mineral, sophisticated, complex, deep, powerful.
    • 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:)


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