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Brora 30 Year Old

This is Brora at its best, a highly-distinctive maritime whisky with bags of appetising character.
Appearance

Warm yellow in colour.

Body

Oily in body.

Nose

Distinctly green, vegetal, sharp. Seaweedy. Powerfully herbal. Mild nose-feel, with a sweet rum-toffee note, and wax behind. The rum-toffee soon changes to dried fruit (apricots, also a citric note), while the oily aroma becomes more tar-like. Water brings up the characteristic waxiness of Brora - though it's milder than some, and qualified by the deep fruity note, now like dried orange peel.

Palate

Fruity olive oil. Samphire. Sweetness and saltiness. Thick mouth-feel, considerable sweetness and acidity and a scented, church-candle, smoke.

Finish

Peppery olive oil. Dry. A distinctly charred, slightly bitter aftertaste.