Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Brora 1982

[40.0%・Distilled in 1982・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Limited Release]

How gorgeous are those legs?

Nose:

Barley sugar with a waxy undertone. A classic Highland dram that celebrates the lightness of whisky crafting back when times were simpler. Honey with a light hint of candied ginger, pear sweets with a hint of smoke that lingers on the backend. The tenderness of it comes from casks that have been smoothened out over the years by batches of new make.

Palate & Finish:

The palate is humble, sweet with just that wax layer coating the tongue, giving the dram a bit of texture. Orange nectar with a wee touch of oak spices. The woodiness gradually comes out as does the soft peat.

A rather poetic finish with traces of smoking gliding in and out of the faint honeyed barley note.

Thoughts:

It’s a whisky that nurses and understands..

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas