The KOTQ has enjoyed 2 tastings from the Brora distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Brora Northern Highlands 1819 – 1983 N/A
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Dismantled Diageo Clynemilton Burn N/A liters/year
       
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BRORA Unchillfiltered 05Q2 – BRORA 21 Unchillfiltered [Signatory bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Heavy peat, dirty
Medium
Surprisingly hot, salt and pepper on the end
Bitter, but long and warm
Somewhat of a letdown given the history of Brora. Clynelish was the superior single malt in experience this evening.
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Bop
Light
Too hot. Heat masks the other flavors. Too bad.
It’s trying, which I appreciate, but the peating isn’t the central experience. Clynelish 14 does it better.
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005
Irving
Tar, sweet
Nasaly
Too simple
Suprisingly a lot of heat for a 21 yo
05Q2-Bluff
June 18th, 2005

BRORA yo, 1977 (2013 Special Release) 16Q1 – BRORA 35 yo, 1977 (2013 Special Release) [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
slight smoke, definite peat, waxy, linseed oil?
fruity with notes of pepper; balsamic?
outstanding, but can I pony up $1200 at Binnys for this? Glad to try a taste of distilling history
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Bop
Don’t stretch this nose. Lovely short. bacon vinaigrette
Early – young Bartlett pear and some cherry
Black licorice on the finish
Phenomenal single malt. Love drinking it.
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016
Lakeview
Golden
Stay short with it; bacon maple syrup
LE
Black cherry
Doesn’t linger
Really fun single malt… So drinkable – would enjoy daily
16Q1-Bop
March 19th, 2016