Brora Distillery (Closed 1983)
More Islay-like than its Clynelish brothers. Was this some of the last made with highly peated malt?
Old Malt Cask
1999, Aged 18 Years
Year of Bottling
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?
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.
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