Old Malt Cask

Brora

Aged 18 Years

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 12
Specifications
Brand: Brora, Old Malt Cask, Douglas Laing
Expression: Aged 18 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
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Brora (Closed 1983) Distillery, Brora , Sutherland, Highland , Highland, Scotland
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: A curiously sweet/dry peatiness. Almost chewy oak/malt resonance that forms an ever greater backbone than the soft but significant smoke.
Palate: Wave upon wave of gentle, slightly crusted peat couched in a sweet bedrock of malt.
Finish: Slightly peppery with drier oaky tones. Almost too beautifully balanced to be true.
Comment: This Brora is close to perfection. To ignore would be your eternal loss.
9.3
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Earthy, salty, iodine.
Palate: Very drying, falls away in the middle.
Finish: Stinging. Fresh limes (or does the green-tinged colour suggest that?). Very long saltiness.
Comment: More Islay-like than its Clynelish brothers. Was this some of the last made with highly peated malt?
8.0
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