Brora
8.2

Brora

Aged 34 Years, Special Release

ABV 51.9%

Not a particularly active maturation, but end results are pleasing.

Mark Newton

Specification

Brora

Brand

Aged 34 Years, Special Release

Expression

Single Malt

Type

34

Age (Years)

51.9%

ABV

Highland

Region/Country

Standard (Distillery or blended)

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Mark Newton

Taster

Nose: Very light notes of lime juice, green apples, kiwi fruit and mango. Tropical fruits become prominent with time. A little grassy, with golden syrup and fudge.

Palate: Sweet and syrupy, with vanilla. Perhaps too one-sided in this respect – the tropical notes continue, but heavy vanilla over-powers somewhat. Kiwi fruit and lime still, with black pepper.

Finish: Long, citrusy and vegetative, with black pepper and cloves drawing out.

Comment: Not a particularly active maturation, but end results are pleasing.

Score: 7.6

Rob Allanson

Taster

Nose: Impressively delicate and restrained at first, then a ground almond and lime cordial edge comes through. It opens to a riot of floral, orange and lemons.

Palate: A huge wave of custard cream and vanilla pods hit first, then there is a gentle smoke in the background. Griddled pineapple and a hit of spice from chilli pods.

Finish: Takes its time, church candles and Barbour jackets.

Comment: Well worth bearing with this slow magestic whisky. Once it opens up it is engaging and multi-layered.

Score: 8.9

8.2
Overall Score

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