Brora 38 Year Old (2016 Special Releases)
This Brora 38 Year Old was bottled as part of the 2016 Diageo Special Releases and tasted at their launch event in London.
Brora is always sought after, and with it being included in almost all of the annual Special Releases there cannot be too much left maturing in warehouses. Nick Morgan did assure us that there are still some out there though.
This is a brilliant dram and despite being one of the unpeated Brora versions it still has that whiff of smoke to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
You can pre-order/buy from specialists such as Robert Graham or Master of Malt
Thanks to Diageo for the invite to this prestigious event.
At first a little light wood smoke, like driving past old cottages with their wood burner fireplaces going, a gentle sweet lemon chalkiness and then some sweet rich dried fruits. This really opens up,with a splash of water, with a bit more toffee and vanilla coming through.
Sweet waxy chalky lemons then a slice of spiced plum pudding, rich and delicious sweet molasses, waxy and thick, light love heart sweets, a drop of menthol and still a light whiff of wood smoke
Sweet, gentle, a hint of chalky fruits, warming,
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