A limited edition, natural cask strength single malt from a closed distillery at Brora on the Sutherland coast. The oldest BRORA we have bottled in this series.
From refill American Oak hogsheads and refill European Oak butts filled in 1977.
Only 2984 individually numbered bottles worldwide
Nose: Confident, wide ranging and lightly drying. A wave of fresh lemons, smoke and wood ash with accents of mint and toffee rolls in above a base note of damp sand or leather polish. Both aroma and smoke fade as hints of sweet malt grow. Later, there’s a trace of vanilla sponge and a hint of snuffed candle. Peppery, with wood ash, it’s clean, fresh and appetising. Water isn’t needed, but it brings up pleasing sweet, waxy notes of cream soda and minty toffee, with yet more wood smoke and ash.
Palate: Very easy to drink at natural strength: cool, smooth and slightly waxy, with lemon peel and rising wood ash above sweet, coating, caramel. Sweet and fragrant. Depth and complexity emerge together as lightly spicy smooth tannins and a minty, peaty pungency develop. Water silkily increases the well-balanced sweetness and seductive spice and adds a venerable air; cooling, minty and slightly herbal.