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Rare Malts Brora 1977, 21 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Rare Malts Brora 1977, 21 Years Old

Brand
Rare Malts
Expression
Brora 1977, 21 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
21 years old
Abv
56.90%
Vintage
1977
Produced at
~ Brora Distillery (Closed 1983)
Region
Highland
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

85
Nose
Very appetising. Fresh sea air. Salty. Seaweed on the rocks. Fragrant, smoky.
Palate
Oily, tarry, chewy. Very spicy indeed. Stinging flavours. Lots of flavour development. Grassiness. Gorse. Flowering currant. Sweet mustard.
Finish
Pepper. Hot mustard. Grainy. Cumin.
Comment
A lovely coastal malt. It's a shame that its surviving brother Clynelish is more muted.

Jim Murray

90
Nose
Bracing and intense. Sea-spray and sawdust and the lightest of smoke. Marvellously evocative and appealing.
Palate
Fat, massively bodied with powerful peat that was missing on the nose. The saltiness seeps through and the malts remains clean and chewy.
Finish
Intense vanilla and then drier oaky tones battle against the lingering sweet peat.
Comment
What a fabulous whisky of extraordinary complexity and wonderful balance. Masterful.
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