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14 May 2013

Brora 1982 (Silver Seal)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Brora

Distilled in 1982, this Brora 1982 was bottled in 2001 by Silver Seal. This makes it the youngest Brora I could try so far.

 

Brora 1982 Silver SealBrora 19 yo 1982
(50%, Silver Seal 2001, sherry cask, First bottling, 240 btl.)

Nose: a fruity nose, Clynelish-style rather than Brora. Lemon, peach, even a subtle coconut / banana note. Some pink grapefruit. A generous amount of coastal notes as well (sea air, oyster), getting the upper hand over time. Waxed paper. Quite rounded, it doesn’t have the austerity of most 1981 Broras. Mouth: really fruity again. Grapefruit, lemon, hints of pineapple. Almonds and soft pepper. Candied ginger. Hay. Balanced sharper mineral notes and a pinch of salt towards the end. Maybe a faint hint of smoke as well. Finish: long, half fruity, half coastal.

Less peat and more fruits, which obviously means more Clynelish than Brora. But still rather excellent whisky, hesitating between sharper and rounder notes. Around € 350, but not easy to find.

Score: 90/100

Brora 1982 (Silver Seal) 4 Ruben Luyten 2013-05-14

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