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Friday’s Pick: Brora 30 year old

February 22nd, 2008

Brora, 30 year old, 55.7%, $400
Astonishingly fresh and clean for 30 years in oak, and with incredible depth. Slight oily texture. Appetizing brine, with honeyed vanilla, mustard seed, green olive, Seville orange, and lemon zest. Underlying smoke, damp peat and seaweed. Put simply, Brora at its finest.

Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 95

9 Responses to “Friday’s Pick: Brora 30 year old”

  1. Sku says:

    Is this the 2007 bottling?

  2. John Hansell says:

    Yes, it’s the newest release (in the U.S.).

  3. sam k says:

    As I remember, this was originally a “picks and pans” effort each Friday, but so far all the entries have been “picks.” Cold feet on the “pans?”

  4. John Hansell says:

    Sam, I was going to make the announcement later this week. I still will, but I will give a “pre-announcement” now since you brought it up. The entire month of March is going to be “Friday’s Pan” month. I already know which whiskies I’m going to pick. Stay tuned.

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  6. Rich says:

    o.k., i know i’m a year late on this, but i just ordered a bottle of the Brora 2007 30 year. better late than never, i guess. can’t wait!

  7. Leorin says:

    I still found a bottle for a resonable price at a swiss retailer (350 CHF), so I couldn’t resist to order it today.

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