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Brora 16th Release

Overall rating
90.40/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2017
Vintage
1982
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
34 years old
Casktype
Refill American Oak Hogsheads
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
51.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L7088DQ000
Added on
01 May 2017 8:49 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1648,19

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Whisky Reviews for Brora 16th Release

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.40 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, smoothness smoke, exotic fruits put forward.
    On the palate, fine vanilla, wood, feeling of old leather, fine white pepper, then comes the soot with a little minty side, it is paradoxically sweet, creamy, waxy, rather oiled, with the fruits coming back on the palate (on the baked apple and the pear!)
    In the final, even softness and long finish on old leather, more concentrated fruits, and ashes!

    A dram that must surely take the time to incorporate and digest, which denotes real flavors!
    (Note Brora working with Clynelish, even if it's closed, to produce JWL blends!)

  2. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/twe-show-2017-day-1/

    N: A light crisp natural barley grass style with crispy natural [home-popped] popcorn, a little vanilla, a touch of honey and oats. Very simple and most unrecognisably Brora.
    T: A little more recognisable as Brora with it’s crisp and sweet arrival. There’s a wisp of smoke before the mouthfeel quickly thins.
    F: Very light ash and malty-clean cocoa at the death with witch hazel & dry grapefruit pith playing us out.
    C: It’s a rather nice whisky but i think Brora fans may be disappointed, not least because of the price but because of it’s indistinctive Brora style. In the following days, Diageo announced that Brora [as well as Port Ellen & Rosebank would reopen, heralding the end of the old era [and stocks, highly likely] and the beginning of a new. That makes this ‘old’ old Brora.Scores a B[+]

  5. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes: Nose: Quite shy, almost timid, with fine fruit notes, orange juice, tangerines and nectarines maybe. But then come the wonderful beeswax notes, honey, hay and ripe lemons, some caramel. With a few drops of water, it is clearer in its structure, but can not really grow in terms of complexity. After a few minutes, subtle maritime tones appear, as well as a fine minerality.
    Mouth: Fairly sweet and powerful, honeyed, waxy and with vanilla. Wonderfully tasty, no more obvious smokiness, but finely maritime. Juicy fruitiness, orange, nectarines, beautiful floral tones and fine minerality.
    Finish: Medium length, waxy, honey, pleasantly sweet and floral.
    Conclusion: This Brora shows in comparison to the bottling from the previous year like a slimmed-down version of it. Everything is wonderfully fine and elegant, but also a bit thin and less complex. Still very good quality. https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/

  6. corbuso scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very nice Brora, with just a hint of peat, but with pleasant coastal, waxy and farmy flavours, slightly dirty and very enjoyable, but a different style from the previous special releases:

    http://whisky-news.com/En/Tasting033.html#Oct12

  7. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun.com : Indeed, this is the brand new Special Release from Diageo’s racing team, and it is the second time we’re being proposed a Brora SR from the ‘lighter’ years, so post-1980. There had only been a Brora ‘Rare Malt’ 1982 back in 2003, and a 25 in 2008. Colour: light gold. Nose: indeed, it is a rather light one, with the softest fruits (apples…) and only in the background, touches of lime. Then the expected lightly waxy development, around lemon-scented candle wax and perhaps a pinhead of coal tar. Perhaps an idea of some ripe kiwi? Vase water? To tell you the truth, I’m not sure I’d have said ‘Brora’, had I nosed this baby blind. With water: muddy waters and beach sand, perhaps a wee touch of fresh asparagus. Not a big nose. Mouth (neat): certainly more power, this palate hasn’t got much to do with the very soft and almost innocuous nose. Big lemon with an ashy side, some white pepper, and perhaps even green grapefruits. It’s all nicely focussed on citrus, but there isn’t much smoke, if any. Ideas of clay, sucking a green cigar, beedies… With water: gets a bit too dry for me, rather on green tea and grape-pip oil. Finish: medium, grassy, with artichokes and lemon zests. A tiny-wee saltiness in the aftertaste, and a little paraffin. Comments: a pretty un-Brora Brora, very good of course, but rather without the wideness and the complexity of earlier vintages, including the utterly superb 1977 from last year (WF 95). Please don’t tell everyone, but I think neighbours Clynelish used to be better in the early 1980s. SGP:452 - 88 points.

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