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An old Brora bottling of the Rare Malts selection.
Original bottling
A very interesting combination of salt, smoke and a bit of glue.
Ian MacLeod
Nose: Complex with dark fruits, some iodine and smoke Taste: Salt, leather, and caramel in combination with cacao Finish: Delicious with fruits and almonds
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Nose: Lightly fresh with some wax or soap in it. It goes over to ripe fruit Taste: Round and sweet a lot of complex aromas. Also some chilli and heather. Finish: Medium

News

The re-activation of the two closed distilleries Port Ellen and Brora is a longing dream of many whisky fans. Now this dreams of re-opening seems to come true: spirits company Diageo, owner of the two distilleries and labels made an announcement on its ...
When Lagavulin – traditionally the first distillery – celebrates today's Open Day at the Feis Ile Festival 2018 on Islay, it will also be the last day of Georgette "Georgie" Crawford. 35 years after its closure, Georgie was appointed as project ...
There are already some whisky festivals in Scotland but now Dornoch/Sutherland in the Eastern Highlands has its own: from 27th to 29th November the Dornoch Area Community Interest Company invites to a new Whisky Festival with music and dance events, a ...
From time to time Diageo releases special editions of the exclusive Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Now the start of a little series was announced. It is called “Ghost and Rare” and in those releases single malt from lost distilleries will be blended; the ...
The launch is announced for October: Diageo will release the second edition of its series “Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare”. This time Port Ellen malt forms the heart of the exclusive blend the press release informs and also reveils the other ...
Since 2001 Diageo has been bottling a series of limited releases every year. They are affected to lovers of special whiskys and for collectors of rarities. Very old and rare remainders of the Diageo distilleries are among them as well as very special ...
Tourism in Scotland is booming and also visitor figures of whisky distilleries have increased last year. Spirits company Diageo draw a very positive balance for its visitor centers. 12 of Diageo’s distilleries welcome visitors. 440.260 visitors were ...
The start of the Dornoch Whisky Festival last year was a very successful one and so the organizers decided to offer even more highlights this year. From 28 to 30 October 2016 the whisky distilleries of the Eastern Highlands will introduce themselves with ...
We have to be patient for some more time: It will be in autumn that Diageo’s Special Releases 2017 will be on market. But the company gave a first preview now and published some details about nine of those limited editions with prospects of one more ...
In a public notice, the current distillery owner Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is looking for investment and development ideas from interested persons or companies in order to recommence production in the closed Dallas Dhu distillery. Once ideas ...

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1. Springbank2. Bowmore3. Macallan4. Ardbeg5. Brora
@woofwoof Check out the Clynelish bottlings from Signatory. Sometimes they release a 20 year old which only costs about 65 pounds in their Un-Chillfiltered Collection . More common are Signatory 21 year olds about 95 pounds.Clynelish has it own waxy ...
Do join us for a dram in Dornoch in the Highlands from 27th -29th November. Tastings, distillery tours and masterclasses from Pulteney, Clynelish, Balblair, Glen Ord, Glenmorangie and Dalmore. Some very special tastings from the closed Brora distillery ...
Horst - I watched (and enjoyed) your review of Lagavulin 12, in part because you show a box of 10 incredible samples given to you by Diageo.  Included inside was a Port Ellen, Talisker, was there a Brora? and others...my question is two fold--have you ...
@Preston_Jannika Let us see what is know. The following has been stated.The first batch has been built around single malt whisky from Brora, which closed in 1983, but which will reopen by 2020.Two additional lost distilleries are also included in the ...
@O'DubhGhaill The Rare Malts Selection offerings at this auction are not many, but quite something nonetheless:Brora 21yrs 1977; Caol Isla 20yrs 1975; Clynelish 22yrs 1972; Glenlochy 25yrs 1969 (one below neck fill, one well above); Hillside 25yrs 1969; ...
I'm sure I would adore Karus, but at those price points I will most likely never own a bottle. Bottlesplits are also rather scarce, price and availability is a certainly an issue here. Then again, its a highly sought after commodity from a silent ...
This is a question directed towards Horst. Im interested to know his views on some of the closed distilleries that seem to constantly score extremely highly with everyone reviewing them. Can it be that where normally people disagree, when it comes to a ...
Hello @joe-mac,Travelling up from Rochdale to Macallan or to Glenmorangie you will pass close to quite a few distileries, many of which have some worthwhile tours... From Rochdale to Glasgow (M6 + M74) you will pass within 10 miles of the Lakes Distillery ...
Haha! In the german forum we started the "a second sip of Horst"-Thread in 2012 :lol:Its not 100% complete, but here is the list:AberfeldyAberfeldy 12Aberfeldy 1991/2012 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs ChoiceAberlourAberlour 12 Non Chill-FilteredAberlour ...

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Visit the Ardbeg distillery at the south end of the Isle of Islay. See the Aultmore distillery that ...
Visit the Ardbeg distillery at the south end of the Isle of Islay. See the Aultmore distillery that ...