Brora 1972

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Stated Age
22 years old
61.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Jul 2009 10:37 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 10.999,66

61 × in wishlist

74 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Brora 1972

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.80 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I understand why people think this is an ultimate piece.
    • Nose
      Old style Islay peat, mixed with strong grapes, elegant and extremely complex.
    • Taste
      It got everything, peat integration is majestic, lemon oily, celeriac flavours, again, extremely complex. You get an impression of integrated flavours other than a single one.
    • Finish
      Long and the show is not ending, more baked fruits, peat, shoe oils

  2. SFWC scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Tasted this during the Glasgow Old&Rare Whisky Show February 2018.

    On a weekend where I tasted over 100 whiskies this still reminas clear and present in my memory. What more can be said about 1972 Brora? Simply the greatest whisky ever made!
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      97 97

  3. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 3.710 € at Whiskyauction in March 2016

  4. Rossi99 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    A good impact of farmy and coastal notes.

    Very oily and punchy!

    To me, It's just like eating a delicious vanilla cake at the seaside and there is a farm just nearby.

    The finish is endless.........

    A whisky you will not forget... MASSIVE!

  5. zby0001 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      97 97

  6. WhiskyJug did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    22 yo 1972/1995 (61.1%, Rare Malts)

    The malt that still reigns supreme
    on my ‘bottled recently’
    list – although with another
    ABV, but it’ll rejoin the ‘old
    bottles list’ later on this
    year, where it will have to fight
    some old stunners by Springbank and
    Bowmore… Anyway, let’s
    have a go at it now. Colour: pale
    gold. Nose: ha, this one is even more
    austere than the Port Ellen! Sharp
    like a blade, on pure peat smoke and
    beer, with some notes of sour apples.
    Lots of seaweed and iodine developing
    after a moment, together with some
    cold ashes, balsamic vinegar, and
    perhaps some whiffs of wet dog. Absolutely
    stunning, exactly my taste! And it’s
    so clean…
    let’s sum up for the moment:
    1st the Brora, 2nd the Ardbeg, 3rd
    the Port Ellen. But they’re
    all stunning! Mouth: oh yes! Again,
    quite a lot of sweetness right at
    the start – the alcohol again
    – but then there’s a beautiful
    peat blast with lots of salt (which
    I didn’t get in both the Ardbeg
    and the Port Ellen). It then gets
    saltier and saltier, with some hints
    of oak, loads of peppery notes, some
    lemon again, and quite some spices
    like clove and chilli. Some hints
    of mustard, green tea, wasabi…
    It’s more complex than both
    the Ardbeg and the Port Ellen, in
    fact. Even if, again, it's very austere.
    The finish is extremely long, on salt
    and un-sugared strong tea. Well, perhaps
    like the Port Ellen, this one is an
    acquired taste. It’s not immediately
    appealing like the Ardbeg, and certainly
    more ‘difficult’. But
    what a grand whisky! I’ll give
    it 96 points.



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