Brora 1982 Old Malt Cask
Added on Monday, Apr 26, 2010 at 08:24 PM
  Bottler: Old Malt Cask
  Age: 23 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1982 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Highland
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Nov 1982/Nov 2005       Sherry Cask       DL Ref: 435       421 Bottles
About $200 when it was available.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose:  Thick, chocolate and orange peel.  Palate:  oooh it's like a day on the beach, candied, and infused with alcohol.  Nice spicey, peppery finish is a lipsmacker.  B+/A- 
A really great, fruity nose -- dried peaches and cranberries, with prominent coconuts and tropical wisps. Pina colada! And the palate is damn yummy. Medium-sherried and a tinge of smoke, it's not as exciting as the nose made me hope for, but still quite delicious. Gets peppery in the finish, and smoke grows stronger here and lingers the longest. Great whisky.  B+/A- 
Yeah.  I had this among many others, but kept coming back.  The wonderful Brora salt and mustard seem second fiddle to the sweet flavors  here.  Sherry did it well. Have to agree with Adam on pina colada.  Add to that some complex smoke and earth flavors. Wonderful combo. Give me more of this! 
N: Nutty, nectary, minty / herbal.
P: Wow.  Bubble gum sherry influence.  Plum.
F: Fruit peat frosting (we should sell that!). 
Andy served this at one of his club gatherings and I shamelessly hit the bottle up several times for refills.   Great stuff! 

Brilliantly balanced on the nose:  A whiff of peat, then malt and pronounced sherry, with the sherry taking you through the end.


Palate is less balanced but very nice.  It starts with sweet sherry, a bit malty and then just a bit of peat sets in, very subtle.  


Finish: Pronounced sherry with underlying peat.


The peat in this one is very subtle (more like coals than smoke) but provides just enough to give it some good balance.  Another great Brora.  

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