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Brora 30yo

(53.2%, OB, 2652 Bts., 2009)
Average Score: 91
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryBrora
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameBrora
Alcohol By Volume53.2%
Bottles2652
Issued2009
Average Score91


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin91
Robert Karlsson92
Ho-cheng Yao90
Pit Krause91
Keith Wood91


WhiskyFun Review
http://www.whiskyfun.com/archiveoctober09-2.html#151009


Tasting Notes
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: 9 carat gold - Nose: Initially malty, creamy, freshly cut grass. After a few minutes this opens to include the slightest hints of peat which sit well with the creaminess to almost make a faintly peaty ice cream with a slight fruitiness in the background. After about 15 minutes the fruitiness is becoming almost mandarine. After 40 minutes there's a lingering sweetness with a hint of bonfire embers. After an hour in the glass this has changed totally and now reminds me of a lazy morning in the sauna. Those scorched rocks, splashed with water to give a hot smoky effect, along with the toasted pine of the sauna cabin are all present. No real peat now, just that smoky wood and something quite floral in the background. - Palate: Deliciously luxurious cream which soon opens to include spicy (tingling) sweet popcorn and a hint of coconut-coated liquorice and even a hint of candy floss. - With 4 drops of water: The nose is slightly more aromatic and the palate even more luxurious, creamy, rich and just .... exquisite. - Finish: Very long, almost never-ending with the drops of water. Sweet, light butterscotch. - Overall Impression: Exquisite. Well worth the time.