Staff Tasting Notes Tasted by Keir
Peppery and dusty. Custard creams and soggy digestives. Lots to surprise Brora drinkers but a very credible example of Brora.
Similarly attractive on the palate, slightly sickly sweet at the finish but peppery spice that should keep the Brora fans happy. Very faint smoke throughout.
Official Tasting Notes
Antique gold. Bright, with good beading.
Modest but complex. Mild nose-feel, yet with a white pepper prickle. Immediate, sharp freshness, rising over sweet malt with fragrant wood smoke curling in the background. Gradually more fruity (baked apples with red-currant jelly, lemon and lime zests) then waxy (warm candlewax) with a trace of hessian, faint spearmint and creamy vanilla. Late, cleansing notes. Water freshens and sweetens things, liberating fresh menthol and floral notes underscored by soft, lemony biscuit, or Madeira cake.
Dense. Oily and smooth. Medium.
At natural strength, fizzy and spicy. Subdued at first; sweet to start, with subtle smoke followed by sweet, charred notes (burnt fruit cake) then distinctly salty and drying. Smoother to drink with water: lightly sweet, then still salty and drying, with less spice, and now the burnt fruit-cake has become a soft, chewy, iced Danish pastry.
Long and warming, with late smoke and crushed black peppercorns. Later, traces of wood ash. Creamy and cooler with water; sweet with faint smoke and mint.