Brora 1981 Duncan Taylor (1423)
Added on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 at 12:28 AM
  Bottler: Duncan Taylor
  Age: 25 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1981 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.50 % Region: Highland
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores

11.1981       02.2007       Cask no. 1423       682 Bottles

Retailed around $200. 

Member Ratings and Notes

In a night where I tried a lot of whiskies, this one stood out. (Thanks Tim!) Notes are accordingly sparse.


Nose - nice Brora! (Didn't I tell you the notes were sparse?) Palate: YUM! Big and fruity. Very long finish. Where's the oak?


Yeah, so they're not the best notes I've ever taken. I was too busy helping myself to re-samples. My recollection is that it stood up to some of the better OB's from the past decade.


UPDATE: Just retasted this in the Clynelish-Brora meeting. Notes forthcoming, but I still really liked it. 

Nose:  Herbal and floral with lots of vegetal notes.  Very different from its sister cask (1424).

Palate:  Light fruit, malty notes, a bit watery tasting for its strength.   
Very similar to its sister cask, 1424, but slightly less bright and punchy. 

n:  Generic and floral


p:  Peppery mint



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