Brora 7th Release 56.3% NV

€ 1.800,00 (ex Vat)
2.178,00 (in Vat)
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Distillery Brora
Bottler OB
Serie Special release
Bottled for
Distilled date 1982
Bottling date 2008
Country Scotland
Region Highlands
Age 25
Cask Type Sherry & Bourbon
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 56.3
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Box
Label Perfect
Stock 1

Professional reviews

Serge Valentin (93)

Colour: gold. Nose: what’s striking at first nosing is the rather perfect combination of straight raw peat with soft and rounded nougatty notes. Highland shortbread and coal smoke, then the expected farmy notes (cow stable, wet dogs, farmyard), notes of apple peeling and fresh walnut, then a little linseed oil and damp earth (and chalk)… Plus just hints of horseradish or mustard. A tad less ‘wild’ than earlier batches in my opinion, but not quite a transition between the 30s and the 25 that was to follow this one. In other words, a true 30. With water: totally Brora. More farmy notes and this superb kind of camphory/antiseptic notes that only old peated glories can display. Mouth (neat): hugely huge, extremely powerful, sharp and pretty zesty, much less polished than on the nose when neat. Some lemon, mustard, a lot of raw ginger, green apples, cardamom, liquorice, tar… It’s not exactly brutal but it’s no philosophical malt, if you will. Maybe something of Port Ellen. With water: lemon cake, sweet mustard, quince jelly, smoked tea, civilised kippers ;-) and marzipan. Finish: long, with more ‘peated lemon’ and a little mint. Tar. Notes of lemon sprinkled oysters in the aftertaste. Comments: a Brora that takes water extremely well. In fact, water is de rigueur here or you may miss the best part. I had thought it would be rounder when I nosed it undiluted but no, it’s a genuine, punchy, early-70s style Brora. There

BOW (93)

Nestled in the heart of Scotland, Brora Distillery has long been celebrated for its exceptional craftsmanship and dedication to producing some of the finest single malt whiskies. One such gem in Brora's illustrious collection is the 7th Release, a whisky that stands as a testament to the distillery's commitment to quality and tradition.

Distilled in 1982 and bottled in 2008, this expression boasts a remarkable 25 years of maturation, a period that has imparted depth and complexity to the spirit within. With an alcohol content of 56.3%, the Brora 7th Release is a robust and full-bodied whisky that promises a memorable tasting experience.

What sets this particular release apart is the careful maturation process it undergoes. The whisky is aged in a combination of Sherry and Bourbon casks, a marriage of flavors that adds layers of richness and character to the final product. The influence of Sherry casks brings forth notes of dried fruits, a subtle sweetness, and a hint of spice, while the Bourbon casks contribute a smooth vanilla undertone and a touch of oak.

The result is a harmonious symphony of flavors that dance on the palate, creating a sensory journey for whisky enthusiasts. The 25 years spent maturing in these carefully selected casks allow the spirit to develop a perfect balance, ensuring that no single element overpowers the others.

As you savor each sip of the Brora 7th Release, you'll discover a whisky that embodies the essence of its Scottish heritage. The aroma is a tantalizing blend of dried fruits, oak, and a whisper of smoke, inviting you to explore the intricacies that lie within. On the palate, the whisky unfolds with a rich tapestry of flavors, from sweet and fruity to spicy and smoky, culminating in a lingering finish that leaves a lasting impression.

In the world of single malt whiskies, the Brora 7th Release stands as a shining example of the artistry and expertise that goes into creating a truly exceptional dram. Whether you're a seasoned whisky connoisseur or a newcomer to the world of fine spirits, this 25-year-old expression from Brora is sure to captivate your senses and leave you with a newfound appreciation for the beauty of well-crafted whisky.

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