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It was based on Serge’s passionate recommendation that I looked further into Brora. Thank you Serge!
Ok, enough of the plugs, let’s get to work…
Herbal tea – chamomile mostly.
The peat is ever present here and there’s a peppery prickliness to this.
Even under these peaty & medicine notes I can detect some fruits – banana (peel) & peach skins.
A good deal of vanilla that somehow went undetected until about a minute into nosing this.
On the mouth — Creamy entry followed by fire – very hot stuff!
Hotter than I expected at 53.2%.
Let’s try this again and see if I need to add a wee bit of water…
Very waxy and still medicinal.
The herby/grassy quality I got on the nose carries through here.
Less smoky on the palate as compared to the nose.
Did I mention this is delicious?
Some dried fruits in there, mostly fig.
In sum — My first Brora and, I’m in love. The style of this whisky is quite unique. I love the older, more elegant peat in this. This is black tie whisky. I’d love to pair this stuff with some nice chocolates. A treat, through & through!