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Brora 30 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Brora 30 Years Old

Brand
Brora
Expression
30 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
30 years old
Abv
52.40%
Produced at
Brora Distillery (Closed 1983)
Region
Highland
Website
www.diageo.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Hugely aromatic. Very distinctive. Resiny. Balsamic vinegar.
Palate
Spiced olive oil. A sweet mustard, then a hot one. White pepper. Cumin. Stinging, lively, with lots of flavour development.
Finish
Salty. Medicinal. Sudden TCP/Listerine.
Comment
Those startling, appetising aromas and flavours had me cooking in a new kitchen. I must have let the Sabatier slip. Why else the TCP?

Dave Broom

Nose
Hugely complex. Big, powerful, rich. Heathery smoke, lanolin. Sweet notes from oak, soft caramelised fruits. Also liquorice, light roasted coffee, serrano ham, candle wax and spent wick.
Palate
Fantastically complex, the notes on the nose plus a mouthfilling mix of sweet, smoky and dry.
Finish
Very long, spices, oil, fragrant smoke.
Comment
Complex. A remarkable malt that thrills but saddens. Here's another light that's gone out.
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