This is the Brora 25 bottled as part of the Diageo Special Releases in 2008. It’s bottled at 56.3% ABV.
Nose: Sweet malt with smoky green apples and a bit of brine.
Palate: On the sweeter side up front with smoky malt and seawater coming in behind – peat is fairly minimal.
Finish: Smoke and malt dominate with oak and tart fruit blend in the background.
Rating: 93/100 – I love the Brora profile and this one does not disappoint.
Value for the money: Broras are already priced at an extreme premium, and this one is no different. It will likely run you $1,000+, but if you’re looking to drop some serious money on a Brora, I’d buy a 2013 Brora 35 instead.