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