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My friends keep telling me I need to taste a 30 Year Old Brora. To get them off my back (just kidding!), I’m doing this today. It’s the 2009 release, of which I got a sample (because 250 quid for a bottle is above my budget).
The nose is wonderfully creamy and spicy with peat and salt, white fruit and baked banana. Some furniture polish, but also cowhide, vanilla and something pretty medicinal. Almost as if this is a long lost cousin from an Islay whisky. Quite a bit of smoke, too. Superb.
Very creamy on the palate as well, but also pretty feisty from the woodspices. Holy crap, I can feel it going down all the way. Very warm. Again fruity, peaty and waxy, but with quite a bit of salt. Big whisky.
The finish is very long, spicy and salty.
This is the kind of whisky I would enjoy while reading a good book in front of the hearth.