Last owner: DCL (today Diageo)
Stills: 1 wash, 1 spirit
Location: Brora, Sutherland
Notable Facts: The original name of the distillery was Clynelish. In 1967 the owners built a second distillery right next to it that became the modern Clynelish. The old distillery was renamed to Brora.
During the period of co-production it is not always clear what whisky was distilled in which distillery. See Serge Valentin’s excellent pages about the history of Brora for in-depth information.
June 22, 2012
This malt is infinetely complex, the tasting notes just capture the principal flavours, there are many more minor aromas to discover. The wood remains gentle and adds even more depth. – Rating: 92/100
January 24, 2012
Some quite intersting herbal notes can be found in this malt. Nose and finish are fantastic, but it could be a little fuller on the palate. – Rating: 86/100
September 18, 2009
The first Brora I ever tasted, and I am somewhat underwhelmed. I guess the wood has taken overhand here. – Score: 83/100
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September 27, 2012
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September 22, 2012
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August 31, 2010
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Whisky Involvement: Ratings, Tasting Notes, Malt Manaic
June 6, 2010
Almost a year has passed since this site went online. Shortly after I published a list of 5 Essential Whisky Websites that were top of the crop at that date in my opinion. So I thought it was time to revisit that topic and write a new list, this time with a focus on whisky blogs.