Brora 30 yr old, 54.3%, Cask Strength, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$1,195.95 inc GST

700 ml, 54.3% abv, Scotland (Highland)

This is the 9th release of Diageo’s revered Brora 30 year old. Gorgeous fruit, with much less emphasis on smoke & peat this time.

Bottled in 2010 at natural cask strength, and only 3000 bottles released worldwide.

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Description

Nose : smooth and rounded, with just a very subtle farmy note. Honey coated almonds with vanilla and marzipan. Oranges. Cinnamon cookies. It’s just the light coastal side, the waxy notes and distant peat that prove it’s really Brora. This is a rather great nose, just not very typical for the 30 year-olds. Could have been Clynelish as well.

Mouth : slightly sharper, with clearly more peat and a medicinal edge. Briny notes and a lemon / salt combo. Suddenly a whiff of dried apricot and vanilla custard, but then back to light mustard and herbal teas. Becomes more typically waxy with a drop of water.

Finish : long, with the warmer, waxy side balancing the herbal notes and lingering smoke.

Simply very good whisky, with fruity sweetness and subtle peat. Water brings them to the fore.

(whiskynotes.be)