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Prima & Ultima Brora 40 year old 1980, 49.4%

Price: $32,450/set of 8 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick




This bottling is of the last casks from 1980, filled when Brora was making peated spirit. The nose presents smoking heather twigs, barbecued meat bark, sun-dried kelp, wild mushroom caps, wooden fish box, candied lemon, burnt caramel, sanded oak, black pepper, and a spritz of tangerine oil. There is distinctive smoke and waxiness on the tongue but it's never heavy, with orange, vanilla, gentle spices, and salted caramel. With water it becomes silkier and smoother. (505 bottles)