Brora 15th Release

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2016
Stated Age
38 years old
Refill American and European Oak Casks
Number of bottles
48.6 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Limited Edition
Bottle code
Added on
06 jun 2016 5:14 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength
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Average value

€ 5736.53

Whisky reviews for Brora 15th Release

40 users have left 41 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.53 points.

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  1. hs305 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  I bought a small sample at Limburg whisky fair and Diageo sold it without any premium (compared to the price of the full bottle) which is very fair.  If the final bottle price of about 1750 Euros is fair as well I will see in a few minutes...

    Yes it is a great malt and compared to other recent highly priced releases this justifies more of its price than all the others.  If you can afford this price tag go for it - all others should go for a small sample like I did...
    • Nose
      97 97
      The colour is old gold and the texture about a few thick legs and very few late tears. And ...WOW... what a nose! This is complexity and harmony at its best, simply grab an aromas wheel and check all the pleasant boxes - peaty, earthy, floral, fruity and sweet aromas in a subtle (not very expressive) and elegant mix. I could sniff this for hours... and I have to push myself to proceed to the taste.
    • Taste
      95 95
      The taste is rich and very complex too. It is remarkably dry (warm ashes) but of a really enjoyable dryness (never thought I would ever state such a thing). And it is layered - so you have the chance to identify the flavours and aromas one after the other. With water it offers even more aromas both in the nose and on the palate but it looses some power, of course. Nevertheless I like it with some drops of water better than neat.
    • Finish
      94 94
      The arrival on the palate is creamy and instantly mouth-coating. Close to perfection, nothing to complain about (except it could be a little bolder). The finish is long and keeps this interesting dryness. And it stays sublime and complex. But the best is really the nose...

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