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Brands and Distilleries : Brora

Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

Brora

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Brora 1980 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.30%
8 This will be recognised as one of the finest Brora bottlings. Snap it up.

Brora 1981 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
7 Lacks balance.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Brora 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
8 A big boy. But if you give it time,you'll tame it. The fruity notes display is really scrumptious.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Brora 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.40%
8 Those startling, appetising aromas and flavours had me cooking in a new kitchen. I must have let the Sabatier slip. Why else the TCP?

Brora 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
7 Dour at first then opening up in a delightful way. Take your time to get acquainted with this fellow and you'll like it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Brora 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70%
8 A big beast, but the butiric knocks its score down.

Brora 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.20%
4 A warm character if not hot. It needs a dash of water to find its balance and round up. Certainly a winter warmer.

Brora 30 Years Old Special Release 2007
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70%
7 The nose is off-putting,which knocks the score down, but the palate delivers.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Brora 30 Years Old, Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70%
8 Exuberant interplay of sweet and dry flavours, pivoted on a firm malt background.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Brora 32 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
9 An old-fashioned classic!

Brora Brora 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%
7 The oak dominates a bit too much for me.

Chieftain's Choice Brora 1981, 23 Years Old, Sherry Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Rich flavours. A chestnut-coloured whisky for people who like very grown-up sweetmeats: Marron glacé, for example. Unlikely to be enjoyed by anyone younger than the whisky.

Chieftain's Choice Brora 1982, 19 Years Old, Sherry Butt
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Pure mastered (and mastering) Oloroso style. But where is the spirit contribution?

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Chieftain's Choice Brora 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Elegant and highly individual. Takes no prisoners.

Lombard Brora 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Every time I pick up the glass, I find new flavours. A Scottish aquavit to send the Danes packing.

Old & Rare Brora
- Scotland - 55.10%
7 Not the biggest Brora but a good one.

Old & Rare Brora 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50%
7 A bold character,delivering the whole package at once.Keeps spirity to the finish. Water cuts the edges but still tooharsh for me.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old Malt Cask Brora 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 More Islay-like than its Clynelish brothers. Was this some of the last made with highly peated malt?

Rare Malts Brora 1977 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
8 Lively, fruity, refreshing. Distinctive. Does the 19th hole at Brora serve sushi?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rare Malts Brora 1977, 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
8 A lovely coastal malt. It's a shame that its surviving brother Clynelish is more muted.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rare Malts Brora 1982, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
8 Refreshing start; soothing finish. Quite a trick.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Rare Malts Brora 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
8 A good example of Brora as a distinctive maritime malt. Very appetising indeed, but quite different from Talisker, for example.

Signatory Brora 1981 Unchillfiltered
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 What a distinctive malt Brora was, and there are some excellent bottlings available.

The Whisky Shop Brora 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.40%
7 For the collector.

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Chart Position

Latest
22
Best
17
Average
23

Bottle Price

Average
£333
Highest
£4,400

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Ainslie's 12 Years Old 43% 75cl Clynelish Brora 12
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Ainslie's Clynelish Brora Chiano Spring Cap
Lions Whisky
£545.00
Brora 1970 32 Year Old Old & Rare
The Whisky Exchange
£2,500.00
Brora 1970 32yo Platinum Selection 32 1970
Lions Whisky
£1,850.00
Brora 1971 28 Year Old Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£2,500.00
Brora 1971 29 Year Old Old Malt Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£2,999.00
Brora 1971 29 Year Old Sherry Cask Douglas Laing
The Whisky Exchange
£2,500.00
Brora 1972 1993 Connoisseurs Choice
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£995.00
Brora 1972 22 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£3,500.00
Brora 1972 22 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£3,500.00
Brora 1972 30 Year Old Platinum Selection
The Whisky Exchange
£2,999.00
Brora 1972 Bot.1992 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Brora 1972 Bot.1995 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Brora 1972 Bot.1997 Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Brora 1975 20 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Brora 1975 20 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Brora 1975 20 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£975.00
Brora 1977 1998 21 Year Rare Malts Selection 56.90%
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£750.00
Brora 1977 21yo Rare Malts 21 1977
Lions Whisky
£445.00
Brora 1977 24 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Brora 1977 24 Years Old 56.1% Rare Malts 24 1977
Lions Whisky
£470.00
Brora 1977 24yo Rare Malts 24 1977
Lions Whisky
£495.00
Brora 1981 18yo Old Malt Cask 18 1981
Lions Whisky
£350.00
Brora 1981 20yo Old Malt Cask 20 1981
Lions Whisky
£365.00
Brora 1981 20yo Signatory 20 1981
Lions Whisky
£255.00
Brora 1981 22 Year Old Sherry Butt Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Brora 1981 22yo Rare Auld D. Taylor 22 1981
Lions Whisky
£355.00
Brora 1981 23 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£550.00
Brora 1981 23 Year Old Sherry Butt #1557
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Brora 1981 23 Year Old Sherry Butt Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Brora 1981 23yo Signatory 23 1981
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Brora 1981 24yo Lmdw 24 1981
Lions Whisky
£315.00
Brora 1981 26 Year Old Sherry Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Brora 1981 Lombard's 1981
Lions Whisky
£320.00
Brora 1982 13 Year Old Cadenhead's
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Brora 1982 13yo Cadenhead 13 1982
Lions Whisky
£370.00
Brora 1982 14 Year Old Bot.1997 Cadenhead's
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Brora 1982 19 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Brora 1982 19 Year Old Cask #1189+1192 Chieftain's
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Brora 1982 19 Years Old B 2001 Silver Seal 19 1982
Lions Whisky
£345.00
Brora 1982 1997 Connoisseurs Choice 1982
Lions Whisky
£280.00
Brora 1982 1997 Spirit Of Scotland 1982
Lions Whisky
£285.00
Brora 1982 1999 Spirit Of Scotland 1982
Lions Whisky
£280.00
Brora 1982 19yo Old Malt Cask 19 1982
Lions Whisky
£360.00
Brora 1982 20 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Brora 1982 2000 Connoisseurs Choice 1982
Lions Whisky
£280.00
Brora 1982 21yo Signatory 21 1982
Lions Whisky
£305.00
Brora 1982 Collecting Whisky 1982
Lions Whisky
£285.00
Brora 1983 18 Year Old Silent Stills Cask #40
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Brora 1983 22 Year Old Sherry Cask #566 Douglas Laing
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Brora 25 Year Old 7th Release Bot 2008
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Brora 30 Year Old 1st Release Bot.2002
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
Brora 30 Year Old 2nd Release Bot.2003
The Whisky Exchange
£850.00
Brora 30 Year Old 3rd Release Bot.2004
The Whisky Exchange
£850.00
Brora 30 Year Old 4th Release Bot.2005
The Whisky Exchange
£850.00
Brora 30 Year Old 5th Release Bot.2006
The Whisky Exchange
£850.00
Brora 30 Year Old 6th Release Bot.2007
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Brora 30 Year Old 8th Release Bot.2009
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Brora 30 Year Old 9th Release Bot.2010
The Whisky Exchange
£675.00
Brora 30yo B2003 30
Lions Whisky
£670.00
Brora 30yo B2007 30
Lions Whisky
£620.00
Brora 30yo B2009 30
Lions Whisky
£590.00
Brora 30yo B2010 30
Lions Whisky
£570.00
Brora 32 Year Old 10th Release Bot.2011
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Brora 32yo 32
Lions Whisky
£780.00
Brora 35 Year Old 11th Release Bot.2012
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Brora 35 Year Old 1977 2013 Special Release 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£48.70
Brora 35 Years Old 48.1% 35
Lions Whisky
£835.00
Glen Brora Special Selection
Lions Whisky
£195.00
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