Brora 37

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Apologies for the absence. I had a very busy month with my wedding at the end of it. Hopefully now things are settled down and I can carry on sharing my whisky notes.

I really love Brora, a lot so when a stand at Whisky Live Tel Aviv was selling this off at by the glass, I had to have some.  A lot of closed distilleries have a cheaper contemporary parallel with a similar profile, but Brora is just totally unique to me.

Aged 37 years. 50.4% ABV. No colourant added, non-chill filtered and bottled at batch strength

Nose: Burned straw. Honey. Tobaccos. Red fruits. Smoked salmon. Caramel pudding. Wood spice. Cedar oil. Eucalyptus.

 

Palate: Leather. Wet stone. Burned grass. Slight farminess. Smoke. Wood oils . oil fire. Hard cider. Candy apple.

 

Finish: Long. Warm cider. Unlit tobacco. Lots of Wood spice. Slight liquorice.

Would I buy this: If I had the money to burn

Would I order this in a bar: Yes

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

VFM: N/A

As always a truly unique dram. The light peat mixes so well with the fruity distillate and wood influence. Delicious.

 

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My Islay Trip Part 1 – A stopover in Glasgow and a tasting at the Bon Accord

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I just recently returned from a trip to the beautiful island of Islay. Islay is a little green island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, and is most well known for being home to 8 whisky distilleries who make some damn fine stuff.

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Brora 30 – 9th Release

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Originally reviewed on reddit: 26/06/15

I’ve stated quite often that one of my absolute favourite whiskies, for many many years now, is Clynelish. The malt now produced at Clynelish is made at a distillery built in 1968. Before then it was made at an older facility across the road, which was then renamed “Brora” and produced a slightly peated malt. The Brora distillery was then mothballed in 1983. Diageo, the company who now own the stocks and the brand, as well as Clynelish, still have some casks and release an annual batch. These releases have become some of the most sought after and expensive single malts in the world.

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