Brora 9th Release 30 Years Old 54.3% Lower Neck NV
€ 2.750,00 (in Vat)
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||Sherry & Bourbon|
|Condition||In Original Container|
Words Of Whisky
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.