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Brora, 30-Year-Old Special Release (Scotland)
This 2006 release of Brora 30-Year-old is part of Diageo?s annual batch of Special Releases. It has been matured in a mixture of refill ex-Sherry and American oak casks, and initially offers fresh pine on the nose, followed by mild maritime notes, brine and wood polish. Water produces fresh fruits and something altogether smokier. A big, slightly oily mouth feel, dry, confident and profound, with plenty of peat smoke. The long finish is drying and slightly peppery, with the final impressions being of liquorice and smoke. This much mourned malt holds its age magnificently. Such a shame the Brora stills have been sold to China! 2,130 bottles. 55.7% ABV, 70cl, 175.00, specialist whisky merchants.

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