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Brora 40 Years Old 200th Anniversary Release 2019 70CL 49.2°

Distillery : Brora / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23974

A true tribute to the 200th anniversary of the Brora distillery, this 2019 edition is unique and very limited.

It is an exceptional Single Malt distilled at the distillery in 1978, the golden age when Brora produced a peat malt using heavily peated barley from the North Highlands.

Extracted from a dozen American oak barrels filled in 1978, this prestigious liquid is an iconic malt to honor a unique heritage. 1,819 bottles were produced to mark the year of birth of the distillery.

4 375,00 €

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Features

Volume0.7 L
ABV49.2 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryBrora
CountryScotland
RegionHighlands
Age40 years
MaturationBourbon
PeatLightly Peated
PackagingBox
Reference:23974

Discover the Brora distillery from the Highlands!


The founder of the Brora distillery (formerly called Clynelish) was the Marquis of Stafford, a formidable and inspired businessman. He make his barley stocks profitable, his opened a distillery and starts selling whisky in 1824. The distillery is bought in 1896 by the James Ainslie & Co group that resells some of its share to the DLC (Distillers Company Ltd) in 1912. In 1967, a semi-detached distillery  called Clynelish is built. The old distillery is closed and reopened in 1975 under the Brora name, and definitely closed in 1983. Brora used to produced the most peated Single Malt of the Highlands, and was nicknamed by some aficionados the “Lagavulin of the North”.

Nose: delicate with sweet, peaty fumes of caramel, smoke and iodine. Ripe and sweet fruit, figs, raisins. Fire and sulfur.

Palate: a texture of exquisite sweetness, slightly waxy and a powerful, rich taste. A delicate smokiness, with a nice balance and length on the palate. Vinous and fruity, with dried figs and dates. Notes of spices and smoky heat that is taking up more and more space. Finally white pepper on the finish.

Finish: Long, rich and warm, with more present notes of white pepper, which is maintained to leave a slightly smoky aftertaste. Adding water brings sweetness and slightly minty notes.