Brora (Closed) / Brora

Brora 38 Year Old (2016 Special Releases) Review

Brora 38 year old 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.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

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.

Palate

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

Finish

Sweet, gentle, a hint of chalky fruits, warming,

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Brora 38 Year Old (2016 Special Releases)
Age: 38
ABV: 48.60
Distiller: Brora (Closed)
Bottler: Brora
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 23/09/2016 by Tom



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