Brora 20 years 1982 - 2003

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Brora 20 years 1982 - 2003
  • Brora 20 years 1982 - 2003
  • Brora 20 years 1982 - 2003

Brora 20 years 1982 - 2003

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

BottlerDistillery bottling
Distillery / brandBrora
RangeRare Malts Selection
CountryScotland
RegionHighlands
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol58.1%
Age20 years
Distilled1982
Bottled04-2003
EAN5000281017389
€ 2.699,95-12%
€ 2.375,96

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Brora 20 years 1982 - 2003 Rare Malts Selection

Brora distillery was built in 1819 by the Marquis of Stafford, but was known as Clynelish distillery. The distillery kept this name until the opening of the new Clynelish distillery. As two distilleries with the same name is not convenient, nor is it allowed, the old Clynelish distillery was renamed the Brora distillery. Between May 1969 and July 1973, heavily peated whisky was produced at Brora to then be supplied for blended whisky. This was done because there was a shortage of heavily-turfed Islay whisky caused by drought in that region and the closure of Caol Ila distillery. (Large-scale renovation) Most whisky produced as Brora after 1973 has a lighter peat character than the whisky of the years before. In early 1983, production at Brora distillery ceased and the distillery is known as closed distillery.

Origin and bottling

This Single Malt Whisky was distilled in 1982 and bottled in April 2003 after a maturation of more than 20 years. This was done by the owner of Brora, Diageo, which is why we also refer to it as a Distillery Bottling. This Brora is bottled at cask strength as part of the much acclaimed series: Rare Malts Selection.

Cask type

For this particular bottling, it is not known what cask type was used for maturation. Most of the Brora has matured in oak casks previously used for sherry and to a lesser extent for Bourbon Whiskey. It is plausible to think that a combination of both was used.

Tasting notes

Colour

Straw yellow

Nose

In the first scent, the coastal character is particularly apparent. Fishing lines drying on the quay. Also fresh citrus, dried ginger and old tropical fruit as in dried mange or pineapple. The aroma gets more and more beautiful the longer we leave the glass. Later, more oily scents and a hint of petrol emerge.

Taste

Despite the smell being fresh and fruity, the taste comes across as mildly sweet. Minerals (yet a hint of salt) also give body to this delicious whisky from the North of Scotland. Fatty, meaty and brimming with character. The flavour reveals more with every sip. Mild wood aromas and then finally a hint of peat. But very much in the background and beautifully balanced.

Finish

Long lingering and all the scents and flavours come through again.

Overall impression

Very much not a Brora like they were produced in the early 1970s. Here the peat is nicely in the background and the coastal character comes much more to the fore. So not a classic, but a Brora for the lover of mild peaty Broras.

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Brora 20 years 1982 - 2003

Brora 20 years 1982 - 2003

€ 2.699,95-12%
€ 2.375,96

(0% vat)

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