- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Diageo Special Releases 2017
- Stated Age
- 34 years old
- Refill American Oak Hogsheads
- Number of bottles
- 51.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Limited Edition
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 01 May 2017 8:37 pm by Dris
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Whisky Reviews for Brora 16th Release
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.72 points
- The colour is gold. The nose is a complex, slightly changed through the time. It starts with sweet notes of apples, sweet fruits, vanilla and muffins. Further the minerality appears. The aroma moves to salty and sweet notes of salty caramel and salty butterscotch. Further nose moves to light smoke, old leather, citrus, tobacco, coffee and dry hay notes. At the end appears light buckwheat notes. It’s a perfect aroma. You could pleasure them long time. The palate starts with salty sweet notes of sea salt and ripe fruits. Further the taste moves to delicate dryness, oily, minerality, cream and light smoke notes. The finish is very long, lightly dry with notes of ripe fruits, old leather, salt, cream, butterscotch, old furniture varnish. This whisky has a perfect balance. Awesome! I gave 94 points
- 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!)
Sweet, cookies, dried plums, plum wine, bonfire, smoky and peppery, herbal and aromatic. Very different from the 70s.
Rich and peaty here, very intense, herbal and minty, walnut liqueur, burned leather, roasted barley, louder than the nose suggested.
Very minty, huge camphor, roasted barley, soft peat.
- Fruity, waxy, grassy, drinkable of course but frankly disappointing.
- This was much better than I was expecting considering it was a 1982 vintage.
Good mouth feel and it takes water well, full bodied and multi layered.
- Grassy on the nose even grassy on the taste, Brora indeed, just reach my 89p scale