BTC: Sample 18 (Brora 22, 50%)

Since the average ABV and age were a given before the competition started, I calculated these for this dram. The distillery was still a bit of a guess, and since yesterday was a Lowlands distillery, there were only about 5 distilleries unavailable today.

Nose:
It takes some time to open up, but the first thing I got were vanilla biscuits. After about five minutes I start getting more scents. A little grainy, with some dry white oak. Sweet coconut and it seems lightly smoky, but that also could be because I was sitting next to the fireplace.

Convalmore 22, OMCTaste:
Some dry fiery smoke. Quite sharp in that aspect too. After that I get some vanilla and caramel, in a creme brulee way. It gets a bit sweeter with cream cheese frosting and coconut biscuits. I was thinking of Brora by now because of the fire smoke.

Finish:
The finish is a bit more vibrant that I expected. Quite sharp because of the dry smokiness, but oh so good.

This did remind me of a young-ish Brora I had a few drams before this one, which made me go for that distillery. It turned out to be Convalmore, of which I only tasted one or two drams before, and that was years ago. It seems I might have to look into this distillery a bit more closely!

Convalmore 22, 50%, Old Malt Cask, 01-1978 – 06-2000

5 stars

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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2 Responses to BTC: Sample 18 (Brora 22, 50%)

  1. Pingback: Blind Tasting Competition 18 – Longmorn 23, 52.6% – WIN | Malt Fascination

  2. Pingback: Convalmore 1981, 22yo, 58.6% – Jack Wiebers | Malt Fascination

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