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Review: Brora 25 Years Old Limited Edition 2008

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brora-25-year-cask-strengthA coastal Highlands single malt, part of Diageo’s limited release series (with about 3,000 bottles produced) whisky is initially a little off-putting, but some time with it opens things up and reveals more of its charms.

Cutting through a cloud of smoke is your first challenge, and you’ll find a honey and lemon-orange body underneath. The smoke lingers, especially if you add water, which gives the Scotch a longer but sweeter finish.

At 112.6 proof the water’s a necessity. Brora 25 Year is too hot to handle for long without a splash. Brora calls this malt “waxy,” and that’s an apt description of the way it coats your mouth, never giving up its resinous texture.

This is the first 25-year in this line, having come off a run of 30-year bottlings. Personally I’d like to see what the end-product would have tasted like with another five years in wood.

Expect a challenge in tracking this one down, by the way.

B+ / $300 / malts.com

 

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Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. Derek September 15, 2012

    If you are looking to buy the product here is a site to do so:
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