Dram Review: Brora Aged 34 Years (Bottled in 2017)

[51.9%・34 Years Old・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 3000 Bottles]

Nose:

The nose is held to a softened state, hint of floral to go with a milky vanilla note.  Moderate doses of waxed apples and tangerines and in time some minerals develop as does a light lace of smoke, gently floating atop traces of sea salt and turmeric.

Palate & Finish:

Quite a spirited delivery, led by citrus based fruits with ample of spices, vanilla opening up to honey and ginger flowers.  It’s quite lively indeed.  Perhaps a very fine waxiness in the background but it is not so evident.

Wee splash of salt and pepper carrying the gentle malt and mangos into a medium finish,

Thoughts:

A fine dram indeed, less complex than older releases but certainly quite lively at 34 years young, this one feels more energised.

☆ [Recommended]

P.S. Thank you to Mr. Simon McGoram and the rest of the Diageo and Leo Burnett Sydney team for arranging the tasting experience. It is much appreciated.

Photo Credit to Esmond.

-Nicholas