Brora 1978 - 200th Anniversary 40 Year Old Whisky, 70 cl

Brora 1978 - 200th Anniversary 40 Year Old Whisky, 70 cl

Regular price £4,459.99

This 40 Year Old hails from the silent Brora Distillery (though plans are under way to revive it!), released to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its opening. The distillery certainly went all out for the celebrations with this impressive whisky! The single malt is a vatting of 12 American oak hogsheads laid down during an era of peated whisky production at the distillery. After four decades, a limited 1,819 bottles were released, as a nod to the year the distillery was founded in (yes, it was 1819), bottled at 49.2% ABV. Read more.

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    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.

    Tasting Notes

    Rich fruit, dried figs, dates, white pepper and earthy peat smoke.

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