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




n: soft and gentle, explosion of honeysuckle and roasted sunflower seeds. Golden hay and a delicious golden malt.


t: cohesive and delicious, with golden raisin and dry lemon citrus. Gentle oak, white peppe, and malt in the middle. Bit of bright spice and mint in the long, delicious finish. Nice ABV% strength, but drinks like a honeyed black tea.


Love the nose to this! 

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