BRORA 38 ans Of 48,6%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 52132
An exceptional single malt : robust, sea breeze on the nose, insured and welcoming, whilst keeping the old character typical of the distillery with more smoke, ash and peat than recent bottlings.
- Appearance : old gold or average amber.
- Nose : insured, with a wide aromatic extend lightly drying. A huge wave of fresh lemons, smoke and wood ashes with mint and caramel hints. Aromas and smoke progressively leave rooms to suave notes of malt, followed by a hint of vanilla.
- Palate : natural potential: fresh, ample and waxy. Lemon zests and woody ash develops on top of sweet and caramel notes. Suave and flavoured. Depth and complexity comes after silky tannin, light spices and a menthol flavoured and peated bite.
- Overall : firm and lingered. Welcoming notes of ginger and dark chocolate directly following a fragrant smokiness leaving a tingling tongue.
- The brand
The brandBuilt in 1819 by the Marchioness of Stafford, the Brora distillery is known for its peated whisky, similar to the Isle of Islay style. Following an unexpected drought on the Isle of Islay in the summer of 1969, a shortage of peated whisky slowed down the production of blended whisky for a number of distilleries. So Brora decided to supply the distilleries in question with their quality peated whisky whose production costs were lower than those from the Islay distilleries. In the eighties overproduction lead to the permanent closure of some thirty Scottish distilleries including Brora. In 2014 the one-off sale of 160 official-version bottles of a 40 year-old, 59.1% Brora provided a unique opportunity to preserve a rare testimony of one of the legendary ‘lost distilleries’
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