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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Golan Heights Distillery 2015 Single Malt

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I’ve had this bottle for a while now, but on account of Winter I’ve been at the smokey things in my cabinet a little more, and trying to put a dent in my very long backlog of samples, but I finally got round to it this weekend. Continue reading “Golan Heights Distillery 2015 Single Malt”

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015

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Originally reviewed on reddit: 24/01/16

Last year’s Cairdeas release was an interesting one. It’s not really about the casks and finishing with this one. It was released to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the distillery, so they attempted to recreate the original style of whisky from that era. This means that they malted all of the barley in-house and used smaller stills. Unfortunately I have never tried Laphroaig from 200 years ago, although I’ll gladly accept a sample if anyone is willing to share :), so I can’t really compare.

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