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Brora 30 YO OB

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Brora 30 YO OB

Postby corbuso » Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:28 pm

I did try a few broras, mainly from 1977, 1981 and 82 and I would like to know if someone has tried the different 30 YO original bottlings (2003, 2004 and 2005)?
I would like to buy one of those, but as you can't try them before purchase, your advise and tasting notes would be wellcome.

Thank you

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Postby Scotchio » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:02 pm

Buy 3 bottles of the RM77 before it runs out.No matter how great the 30 year old is it's way overpriced.
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Postby Scotchio » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:29 am

If you really want to go for it the 56.6% bottling is accorded near legendary statusby Jim Murray 96pts and the Malt maniacs rated it highly aswell. A potentially cheaper option could be the Douglas Laing platinum bottlings if you can still find them. Don't know how to make a link but you can find malt maniacs on the net if you use google . There's also a site called whisky fun which has an extensive section on Brora bottlings. Congratulations on your good taste I've had the 77 and some signatory 1981 bottlings and I'd rate them amongst the best whiskies I've tasted. I'd try the 30 year old if i could find it for less than £140 but I get a nose bleed beyond that Price
Hope this is a little more help than my last comment.
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Postby corbuso » Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:59 pm

Scotchio wrote:Buy 3 bottles of the RM77 before it runs out.No matter how great the 30 year old is it's way overpriced.


Which RM77 do you refer to ?
The 1977 21 YO or the 24YO?

I have only tried the 1977 24YO and like it much better than the 1981.

So far, I really enjoyed the 1972 for the whiskyshop. Rather unsual, but very good and smoky.
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Postby Scotchio » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:04 pm

I had the 21 year old which was a stonking spicy peaty affair with an incredible long finish. Unlike anything else I've tasted. I intend to try the 24 year old soon. The 1981s I had were both Signatory bottlings sold around 1999. Both were lovely if not as full on as the 1977 and were bottled at 43% aged19 years. They cost around £35 at the time and one was relatively light on the peat. Both were delicious in their own distinctive ways and both had an excellent finish. Single cask bottlings appear to be quite variable probably for the same reasons discussed regarding Port Ellen in the confessions of a malt addict by Tom(tastings). It appears the only reason we ever got the heavily peated Brora which I love so much was due to blending demands caused by the refitting of Caol Ila in the 70's. I strongly recommend that you look at the 'Brora bottlings' piece on the Whisky Fun site, very interesting.
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Postby misa » Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:50 pm

I would definately recommend the original Broras fron Diageo´s range. Tried the 2002 and 2004 editions, and both were superb. Price is ridicilous though. More peaty than the ones in RM searies.
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