I had a little less time to post as many reviews as I normally do here on Whiskylifestyle, but if all goes well I will have more time to do so next month. This weekend I will go to the Old & Rare in London and to get in the mood a bit, I have reviewed another Brora. This time a Brora 37 year old.
Just like the 35 year old Brora that I reviewed a few months ago, this has been part of the annual Diageo Special releases. It’s the 14th release has matured in refill American White Oak Hogsheads before being bottled in 2015 at a strength of 50.4%
Brora 37 year old tasting notes:
Nose: Saltier and a bit smokier than the 2014 edition. Vanilla. Coastal influences and a nice layer of wax. A citrus element. Later it goes more towards tropical fruits, like pineapple, nectarines and a hint of bananas. It’s quite fruity. Marshmellows.
Taste: Smoky baby! But very nice! Tropical fruits, pineapple. Vanilla sweetness, combined with honey. Somewhat peppery and slightly bitter (less than 2014).
Finish: Salted caramel. Long, very long. Quite smoky. Minerals. Hint of tropical fruit.
Ooo this is good! I love it! Quite peaty, which is quickly followed by a tropical fruit layer in the nose. In the taste it is fruit first than smoke.