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Brora 1972 DL

Overall rating
93.69/100
votes
57
Whiskybase ID
WB7905
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old & Rare - The Platinum Selection
Vintage
1972
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
30 years old
Casknumber
DL 6961
Number of bottles
222
Strength
49.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 May 2009 5:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 8824.76

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27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Brora 1972 DL

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.69 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 25/12/2021.

    Certainly the best I had in my glass in 2021. A reference class malt. Insanity. The nose alone. In my mind's eye I see a smoker on which honey-glazed fruits such as pineapple and mango slowly sizzle. Then red grapes. The finish is almost eternal and leaves a sweet ashiness that makes you happy without compromise. A malt for whisky haters. You just have to love the Brora.

    A poem!

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  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Sherried Brora! All the waxy side plus the dark fruits, orange, elegant peat, brilliant

  3. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2015/brora/brora-1972-30yo-old-rare-platinum/

  4. Peaty Tom scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    One of the best whiskies I ever tried!

  5. daverdaz scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    What a whisky!
    Smoke and fruit in a perfect combination. The malt of the year for me

  6. Jim_my_whisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    From Whiskyfun,

    Brora 30 yo 1972/2003 (49.7%, Douglas Laing Platinum, 222 bottles) Colour: deep amber. Nose: very coffeeish and very farmy for a start – it’s a sherry cask, obviously. Maybe not as immediately complex as the G&M but superbly bold and compact, you feel that the development will be long right at first nosing despite the heavy coffee (that will then keep in the background). And then it goes: bitter oranges, wet dog (same breed), wax and paraffin, tar, maple syrup, ‘good’ manure, camphor, bandages, whisky flavoured fudge (that’s obvious, I know), smoked venison, new tyre, very old rum, clean horse stable, chocolate… Well, it IS endless. And just fabulous. Mouth: just like at first nosing, it’s a little simple at very first sip but then it’s a true explosion, the peat and other ‘endemic’ flavours mingling extremely well with the sherry (probably refill). That does create kind of a 3rd dimension, with lots of salted butter caramel, liquorice, ginseng again, chestnut honey, cough sweets, fir tree honey, very old pu-her tea (I’m saying this because in case you don’t know, the Chinese use to let pu-ehr age in cellars just like wine)… Then dried tangerines, mastic flavoured sweets, a little chlorophyll… Funnily, it’s decreasingly sherried and more and more ‘Brora-ish’. (…) Finish: long, probably a tad drying now but superbly chocolaty and waxy. 94 points (looses 1 point because of the relative dryness).(and thanks, Johan)

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