Brora Distillery (Closed 1983)
This is decent, just slightly dull.
1981, Aged 23 Years, Sherry Finish
Nose: Dusty, leafy, dry with a hint of sweetness, all the signs of ex-sherry butts. Walking into a warehouse: all fungal, earth and clinker. Shifts into leather and dark chocolate. A little distant.
Palate: Mix of savoury and sweet. Bruised fruits, walnut, treacle, Sumatra coffee, tobacco (shop/moist pouch). Firm grip. Splits with water.
Comment: This is decent, just slightly dull.
Nose: Mint toffee.
Palate: Treacle toffee. Bittersweet chocolate.
Finish: Oily. Praline with angelica filling. Slightly resiny.
Comment: Rich flavours. A chestnut-coloured whisky for people who like very grown-up sweetmeats: Marron glacé, for example. Unlikely to be enjoyed by anyone younger than the whisky.
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