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Chieftain's Choice Brora 1981, 23 Years Old, Sherry Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Chieftain's Choice Brora 1981, 23 Years Old, Sherry Finish

Brand
Chieftain's Choice
Expression
Brora 1981, 23 Years Old, Sherry Finish
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
23 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1981
Produced at
Ian Macleod & Co Ltd ~ Brora Distillery (Closed 1983)
Region
Highland
Website
www.ianmacleod.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

80
Nose
Mint toffee.
Palate
Treacle toffee. Bittersweet chocolate.
Finish
Oily. Praline with angelica filling. Slightly resiny.
Comment
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.

Dave Broom

70
Nose
Dusty, leafy, dry with a hint of sweetness, all the signs of ex-sherry butts. Walking into a warehouse: all fungal, earth and clinker. Shifts into leather and dark chocolate. A little distant.
Palate
Mix of savoury and sweet. Bruised fruits, walnut, treacle, Sumatra coffee, tobacco (shop/moist pouch). Firm grip. Splits with water.
Finish
Grippy.
Comment
This is decent, just slightly dull.
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