30 Years Old

ABV 52.4%
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Brand: Brora, Diageo
Expression: 30 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 30 years old
Year of bottling: 2002
ABV: 52.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 31
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Hugely complex. Big, powerful, rich. Heathery smoke, lanolin. Sweet notes from oak, soft caramelised fruits. Also liquorice, light roasted coffee, serrano ham, candle wax and spent wick.
Palate: Fantastically complex, the notes on the nose plus a mouthfilling mix of sweet, smoky and dry.
Finish: Very long, spices, oil, fragrant smoke.
Comment: Complex. A remarkable malt that thrills but saddens. Here's another light that's gone out.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Hugely aromatic. Very distinctive. Resiny. Balsamic vinegar.
Palate: Spiced olive oil. A sweet mustard, then a hot one. White pepper. Cumin. Stinging, lively, with lots of flavour development.
Finish: Salty. Medicinal. Sudden TCP/Listerine.
Comment: Those startling, appetising aromas and flavours had me cooking in a new kitchen. I must have let the Sabatier slip. Why else the TCP?
Visit the distillery
Brora (Closed 1983) Distillery, Brora , Sutherland, Highland , Highland, Scotland
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