Brora, The Collector's Loft
51.9% vol. / 70cl
Part of the Diageo 2017 Special Releases, this limited edition single malt was distilled at Brora in 1982. The distillery on the Sutherland coast in the Highlands closed just one year later in 1983. Filled to refill American oak hogsheads to mature for 34 years, 3,000 individually numbered bottles of this Highland single malt have been produced at a natural cask strength of 51.9% abv.
Nose: maritime and mineral, with dried seaweed, waxed apples, honeysuckle, orange juice and green leaves.
Palate: sweet with only a little of the waxy texture Brora is famed for, there's fruit, chilli and black pepper before dark chocolate, apples and aniseed.
Finish: earthy chocolate and barley sugar with aniseed, black pepper and sweet fruit.
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