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Brora

Brora was founded in 1819, originally under the name Clynelish. The distillery was established by the Marquis of Stafford who, after marrying into the Sutherland family, became the first Duke of Sutherland. The distillery was initially intended to take some proportion of local whisky supply away from the smugglers. In 1896, James Ainslie & Heilbron, a Glasgow-based blending company, acquired the distillery and rebuilt it. Brora still retains the floor maltings and kiln that were then installed.

In 1967, a build commenced on a new distillery, also named Clynelish, located just across the road from the original Clynelish. The build was completed a year later and the former Clynelish distillery was renamed Brora (pronounced ‘Broar-err’) in 1969. The name derives from the Old Norse ‘Bru’r aa’ meaning ‘the bridges river’. Brora was purchased in 1930 by Scottish Malt Distillers, who later became a subsidiary of Diageo. Closing in May of 1983, the buildings that made up the Brora distillery are now used by the new Clynelish distillery as a visitor centre and warehouse. Clynelish remains active with a large capacity of 4.2m litres per annum thanks to a seven day working week.

In October 2017 Diageo said it was going to revive the closed Brora Distillery. Where we’re not quite sure, given that Clynelish overlaps on its original footprint. The build is due for completion in 2020 so we’ll soon see!

Brora 1982 (bottled 1999) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 40%

A vintage Gordon & MacPhail of Brora single malt Scotch whisky. It was distilled in 1982, a year before the distillery was mothballed. It was bottled as part of the Connoisseurs Choice in 1999.…  More info

Brora 1982 (bottled 1999) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

Brora 35 Year Old 1977 (2013 Special Release)

70cl, 49.9%

STRICTLY 1 PER CUSTOMER Distilled in 1977, this extraordinary 35 year old Brora from Diageo's Special Releases was matured in American and European oak casks. It's the twelfth annual release of…  More info

Brora 35 Year Old 1977 (2013 Special Release)
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Brora - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 47.1%

Continuing on the cat-inspired theme present in the Boutique-y Whisky Company's Clynelish (a distillery which neighbours Brora), here we see a far more terrifying-looking label with a truly ferocious…  More info

Brora - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Brora 30 Year Old (2010 Special Release)

70cl, 54.3%

The 2010 release of Diageo's superb Brora 30yo. A marked improvement on last year's in our humble opinion. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just…  More info

Brora 30 Year Old (2010 Special Release)

Brora 1982 - Jewels of Scotland (Lombard)

70cl, 50%

From Lombard's Jewels of Scotland range. This was distilled at Brora in 1982 and bottled in 2004. John Hansell of Malt Advocate rated it with a very high 95 points!  More info

Brora 1982 - Jewels of Scotland (Lombard)

Brora 28 Year Old 1981 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 57.4%

A very rare Brora. This single cask was bottled by Douglas Laing, and there are just 93 bottles! Distilled in June 1981 and matured for 28 years before bottling in November 2009.  More info

Brora 28 Year Old 1981 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)
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Brora 30 Year Old 1976 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 55.1%

A very special Brora, this was distilled in October 1976 and aged for 30 years before bottling as a release of 104 bottles in September 2007 for the ultra exclusive Old and Rare Platinum range from…  More info

Brora 30 Year Old 1976 - Old and Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

Brora 30 Year Old (2006 Special Release)

70cl, 55.7%

Just 2,130 bottles of this fifth-edition of Brora 30 were released. Aged in refill American and European oak casks, this single malt was released in 2006.  More info

Brora 30 Year Old (2006 Special Release)

Brora 30 Year Old (2005 Special Release)

70cl, 56.3%

Part of a series of seven releases from the Brora distillery, this is the fourth release of Brora 30 year old and was launched in 2005. There are some cereal notes, with oily spice and a nice breath…  More info

Brora 30 Year Old (2005 Special Release)

SMWS No. 61.10 18 Year Old 1981 (Bottled 1999)

70cl, 58.3%

A Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling of Brora single malt - say those words in that order and you're likely to make the ears of every Scotch whisky enthusiast in a two mile radius prick up. This…  More info

SMWS No. 61.10 18 Year Old 1981 (Bottled 1999)

Brora 1982 (bottled 2010) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A rare and rather exciting bottling of single malt from the Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice collection. This is an independently bottled Scotch from Brora which was distilled back in 1982 and…  More info

Brora 1982 (bottled 2010) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

Brora 20 Year Old 1975 - Rare Malts

75cl, 59.1%

The Brora Distillery has been closed for many moons (though plans are in place for it to reopen!), but this expression was distilled back in the days when the doors were open. Specifically, Brora…  More info

Brora 20 Year Old 1975 - Rare Malts

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