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Brora 1980 30 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Brora 1980 30 Years Old

Brand
Brora
Expression
1980 30 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
30 years old
Abv
54.30%
Vintage
1980
Produced at
Brora Distillery (Closed 1983)
Region
Highland

Dave Broom

93
Nose
Huge, complex and mature. Coal smoke mixed with oil/candle wax and wet leaves in a churchyard by the sea. A feral edge is tempered by sweet, almost luscious fruits. The wood is playing a supporting role.
Palate
Big, slow and oily. Old orange, pipe tobacco and quince. The citric lift balances the briny notes. Muscular.
Finish
Long, rich and smokily fat, seal blubber on an oil stove?
Comment
This will be recognised as one of the finest Brora bottlings. Snap it up.

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Peaty with a slight rubbery note. A mix of smoke and turf. On time a floral note. Violet. Liquorice.
Palate
Sweet at first then drying on spices. Sweet liquorice. Very refreshing. Developing into a spicy fizz. Ginger ale. The smoke perceived on the nose does not show on the palate.
Finish
Medium. Soothing on more liquorice. Faint smoke.
Comment
Well balanced, clean. A pleasant malty core and an appetising freshness.
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