Brora - 40 Year Old (1972) Cask Strength

LOT #55144
5000.00
£5,000.00 €5,509.50$6,511.50
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Lot Information

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Highlands
  • Distillery status: Closed
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Age: 40
  • Bottles Produced: 160
  • Size: 70cl
  • Delivery weight: 2.00kg
  • Strength: 59.1%
Highlands

About the distillery

The Brora distillery was a producer of single malt Scotch whisky that operated between 1819 and 1983.

The Brora distillery was built in 1819 by the Marquess of Stafford, although it was known as "Clynelish" until the opening of the Clynelish Distillery in 1968, whereupon the name of the original Clynelish was changed to "Brora". Between May 1969 and July 1973, Brora produced a heavily peated whisky to supply for blending; this was done to cover a shortage of Islay whisky caused by a drought in that region. Most of the whisky produced as Brora after 1973 is in the lightly peated Highland style.

In early 1983, production at Brora was stopped and the distillery was mothballed.

Other Information

This very rare and sought after 40 year old special release from the silent Highland distillery, Brora, was at the time of release the most expensive whisky ever released by Diageo and the oldest Brora had ever made.

Distilled in 1972 and bottled at cask strength, the whisky comes presented in an elegant crystal decanter, encased in a handcrafted wooden case made by the Queen’s cabinet makers at NEJ Stevenson.

Bottle 35 of only 160 bottles released.

 

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