Brora 9th Release 30 Years Old 54.3% NV

€ 2.060,00 (ex Vat)
2.492,60 (in Vat)
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Distillery Brora
Bottler OB
Serie 9th Release
Bottled for
Distilled date Not Specified
Bottling date 2010
Country Scotland
Region Highlands
Age 30
Cask Type Sherry & Bourbon
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 54.3
Volume 0,70
Condition In original container
Label Perfect
Stock 1

Professional reviews

Words of Whisky (93)

Color Yellow gold

Immediately a plethora of aromas reveal themselves. Citrus, apples, wax, caramel, honey. Especially the citrus is wonderful. And a very subtle hint of peat is always in the background. Although it mellows out after a while, dissappearing almost completely. Farm notes are also present in the form of dried grass. It also has a nutty and malty quality. Some spices appear: nutmeg and cloves. This is one of the best balanced noses I've ever had the pleasure of smelling.

A very salty and coastal start. The palate also has more peat than the nose suggests, but remains very subtle and is not overpowering at all. Minerals. And then the sherry influence surfaces with honeyed rice waffles, grapes and a dry mouthfeel. Next up are pepper, mint, artichoke, white fruit. The oily and waxy quality of this Brora is great.

Malty, peat, honey. Also ash, tobacco, leather and mint. An endless, medium-dry finish.

There are some wonderful aromas and flavors in this Brora. All very complex and satisfying. But the best thing about it is the unbelievable balance between the sherry and ex-bourbon casks used for this vatting. A great job selecting casks for this beauty.

BOW (94)

Nestled in the scenic landscapes of Scotland, Brora Distillery has consistently delivered exceptional expressions that embody the rich tradition and craftsmanship of Scottish whisky. The Brora 9th Release, a 30-year-old single malt bottled in 2010 as part of Diageo's Special Releases, is a testament to the distillery's commitment to producing whiskies of unparalleled quality.

Crafted in the year 1980 and bottled at 54.3% alcohol content, this 30-year-old expression is a celebration of time, patience, and meticulous maturation. The Brora 9th Release has spent three decades developing its character and complexity, resulting in a whisky that is sure to captivate the senses of connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.

What sets this release apart is its maturation process, a carefully orchestrated dance between Sherry and Bourbon casks. This combination imparts a unique and well-balanced flavor profile to the whisky. The influence of Sherry casks introduces luscious notes of dried fruits, a subtle sweetness, and a hint of spice, while the Bourbon casks contribute a smooth vanilla essence and a touch of oak.

As you explore the Brora 9th Release, you'll be greeted by a sophisticated aroma that beckons with hints of oak, dried fruits, and a subtle smokiness. The palate is a journey through layers of flavor, from the initial sweetness of dried fruits to the warmth of oak and the complexity of the interplay between Sherry and Bourbon influences. The whisky culminates in a satisfying and enduring finish, leaving a lasting impression.

Bottled in 2010 for Diageo's Special Releases, the Brora 9th Release is a limited edition gem that showcases the pinnacle of the distillery's artistry. With only a finite number of bottles available, each one is a collector's item, encapsulating the essence of Brora's legacy in every drop.

For enthusiasts who appreciate the depth and nuance that come with extended maturation, the Brora 9th Release offers a rare opportunity to experience a 30-year-old single malt of unparalleled quality. Whether enjoyed as a moment of quiet reflection or shared among fellow whisky aficionados, this expression from Brora is a testament to the enduring legacy of a distillery that continues to define the standard for exceptional Scotch whisky.

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