Brora 16th Release

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1683.00

15 × in wishlist

91 × member ratings

83 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Brora 16th Release

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.72 points

  1. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    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

  2. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  3. 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!)

  4. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet, cookies, dried plums, plum wine, bonfire, smoky and peppery, herbal and aromatic. Very different from the 70s.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Rich and peaty here, very intense, herbal and minty, walnut liqueur, burned leather, roasted barley, louder than the nose suggested.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Very minty, huge camphor, roasted barley, soft peat.

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, waxy, grassy, drinkable of course but frankly disappointing.

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    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.
    Nice stuff
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. kanpai79 scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Chris4fire scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

  9. Chris4fire scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

  10. whiskystore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Grassy on the nose even grassy on the taste, Brora indeed, just reach my 89p scale


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