Brora 30 years old Special Release 2009
| Brora 30 years old Special Release 2009
|Flaskens volum:||70 cl|
|Destillert dato:||1979 eller tidligere|
|Pris Vinmonopolet:||Kr 2500,-|
|Poeng NMWL:||9/10 p|
|Poeng Whiskyfun:||91/100 p|
|Farge||Uten vann||Med vann|
|Farge ikke vurdert|| Lukt: voks, svakt peat, sødme, frukt (eple), vanillin, sukkertøy, honning,
Smak: Rund, svakt røyk, voks, krydder, vanillin, sødme, frukt (eple), krydder.
| Ikke vurdert lukt.
Ikke vurdert smak.
|Ettersmak: Veldig lang, litt alkoholstikk, eplesødme |
Oppsummering: Meget behagelig og litt for lettdrikkelig. Slektskapen med Clynelish er åpenbart tilstede. Dette er fantastisk godt, bare synd at prisen er deretter...
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Destilleriets offisielle smaksnotater
|Pale gold|| There’s much less sherry than in the 1972 but rather more smoke, wax, vanilla and herbal notes, which makes me think of a strongly peated Clynelish if you see what I mean, with also something of the ‘old’, pre-Brora Clynelish. Ooh, this is complicated, isn’t it! It is not as farmy as the first 30yos and rather cleaner, coated with a little more vanilla, notes of fresh walnuts and some medicinal notes à la old Laphroaig (embrocations, gauze). The smokiness fades away a bit after quite some minutes, leaving room for more fresh fruits such as white peaches and gooseberries.
With water: becomes a little grassier as often. Rather less smoke, rather more wax, even more ‘Clynelish’. Wet rocks, whiffs of seaweed.
| Mouth (neat): powerful, the first thing I’m thinking of is some kind of mildly smoked fruits. Gooseberries again, apples, a little lemon... Rather less smoky than on the nose, and less waxy too, that is to say a little less ‘Brora’ globally - so far. A lot of liquorice.|
With water: superb now, with a perfect coherence and compactness. A little mustard coming through, the obvious waxiness is back, herbal liqueurs, cough sweets, some marzipan, playful notes of juicy apples (granny smith?) and quite some ash
|Ettersmak: Long, saltier, more on lemon, almonds and a little green tea. The wood is perfect. |
Oppsummering: There’s much more peat smoke on the nose than on the palate. A very interesting Brora halfway between the early 70s’ austere majesty and the 80s’ waxy fruitiness. In a certain way, it reminds me of the old 22yo 1975 Rare Malts but with more fruits. Excellent once again!