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Brora 30 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 139

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Brora 30 Years Old

30 Years Old
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
30 years old
Produced at
Brora Distillery (Closed 1983)
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Martine Nouet

Slightly butyric at start. Wet straw. Cowshed with a whiff of creosote. Dry seashells, tar rope. Vanilla rising up with caramel notes.
Very sweet then drying out on smoke and soot. Definitely phenolic. Earthy roots.
Dry, sooty, vanishing quite quickly then sweet maltiness coming back.
Dour at first then opening up in a delightful way. Take your time to get acquainted with this fellow and you'll like it.

Michael Jackson

Slow to develop. Delicate. Pine resin, wood glue, shavings. Toffee base notes.
Drying, then malty. Nice cereal development. Fresh egg pasta? Fruity (muesli?) character with water.
Smooth, confident. Sherry and bitter cacao in the tail.
Reticent at first, shows itself to be a well structured whisky delivering mature flavours.
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