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BRORA

Brora 34 year old 51.9% 700ml

Description
An irreplaceable limited edition, natural cask strength single malt from a closed distillery at Brora on the Sutherland coast. It was matured in refill American oak hogsheads filled in 1982. There are only 3,000 individually numbered bottles available worldwide from specialist retailers. It is a restrained Brora, with all one would hope to want and find in this legendary malt. Overall it is finely integrated and smoothed out, with the usual key notes of waxiness and fragrant smokiness much reduced, while the elegant taste also offers an uncommon and attractive note of Szechuan pepper. In appearance it is deep gold. This single malt’s bouquet is at first maritime and mineral with dried seaweed. Then spicier and slightly dusty tones of earth and browning leaves develop in the savoury centre, which shows fresh-peeled bark, turmeric and mace. To the palate it starts sweet with only a little of the waxy texture for which Brora is renowned. Then fruity dark chocolate and soft barrel-char smoke appears with damp oak, apple and aniseed. Water brings up the waxy texture. There is some spice in the finish as earthy chocolate, barley sugar and aniseed slowly fade to leave sweet-spicy oak, tart apple and chocolate-covered delight.
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