Brora 38 Year Old (Distilled 1977) Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

alc./vol:
48.6%

Proof:
97.2°

Vintage:
1997

Aged:
38 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


From refill American oak hogsheads and refill European oak butts filled in 1977. A maximum of 2,984 individually numbered bottles were released as part of Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases. Bottled at cask strength without chill-filtration or added colour. Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 10/10/2016

Appearance

Clear, golden amber.

Aroma

Earthy peat, bonfire smoke, soot, nuts and faint muddled mint leaves. Apple and pear emerge with water, as does salty sea air, mild white pepper and vanilla.

Taste

Slightly sweet apple and lemon peel fruitiness with layers of attractive peaty smoke and light spice. Even sweeter with a dash of water but brilliantly balanced with spicy oak and faint smoke.

Aftertaste

Warming candied ginger dominates the long finish with faint chocolaty malt.

Overall

Stocks of this rare malt from a long closed distillery are now apparently depleted, so although pricey, this could be your last chance to acquire a bottle of Brora and savour what is a beautifully balanced characterful malt. Hints of earthy peat, smoke, soot, sweet apple and pear, spice, elegant oak, candied ginger and chocolaty malt. Enjoy with water or neat. This malt has it all. What’s not to like? (Besides the price and limited availability.)

Further product information

Closure: Agglomerated cork stopper

More about Brora 38 Year Old (Distilled 1977)

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