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Brora 34 Years Old Special Release Tasting notes and reviews

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Brora 34 Years Old Special Release

Brand
Brora
Expression
34 Years Old Special Release
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
34 years old
Abv
51.90%
Produced at
Brora Distillery (Closed 1983)
Region
Highland
Availability
Worldwide

Mark Newton

76
Nose
Very light notes of lime juice, green apples, kiwi fruit and mango. Tropical fruits become prominent with time. A little grassy, with golden syrup and fudge.
Palate
Sweet and syrupy, with vanilla. Perhaps too one-sided in this respect – the tropical notes continue, but heavy vanilla over- powers somewhat. Kiwi fruit and lime still, with black pepper.
Finish
Long, citrusy and vegetative, with black pepper and cloves drawing out.
Comment
Not a particularly active maturation, but end results are pleasing.

Rob Allanson

89
Nose
Impressively delicate and restrained at first, then a ground almond and lime cordial edge comes through. It opens to a riot of oral, orange and lemons.
Palate
A huge wave of custard cream and vanilla pods hit first, then there is a gentle smoke in the background. Griddled pineapple and a hit of spice from chilli pods.
Finish
Takes its time, church candles and Barbour jackets.
Comment
Well worth bearing with this slow magestic whisky. Once it opens up it is engaging and multi-layered.
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