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Brora 1978 40 Year Old / 200th Anniversary

Lot: 309357

Brora 1978 40 Year Old / 200th Anniversary

Winning Bid: £3,500

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Brora
Age: 
40 Year Old
Vintage: 
1978
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
refill american oak hogsheads
Bottled Strength: 
49.2%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Brora 1978 40 Year Old / 200th Anniversary

Brora distillery (originally known as Clynelish) was built by the Duke of Sutherland in 1819. Prized by blenders, the distillery found itself in the hands of DCL in 1925 when they acquired shareholders, Ainslie & Heilbron and John Walker & Sons. DCL closed the distillery in 1967 after opening a new, larger Clynelish next-door, but re-opened the first site, now renamed as Brora the following year. Bottlings of the whisky it produced between then and its second closure in 1983 are now increasingly sought after. It was never bottled officially as Brora during its years of operation, and the Rare Malts Selection in 1995 were the first distillery bottlings to bear the name. In 2017 it was announced that Diageo planned to re-open this formerly lost gem.

A spectacular bottling of Brora, this was distilled in 1978 and unveiled in 2019 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the distillery. 

The liquid was drawn from 12 refill American oak hogsheads, and is limited to just 1819 bottles. 

This bottle is being sold from the Pat's Whisk(e)y private collection which, numbering in excess of 9,000 bottles and over 2,000 miniatures, is the single largest collection of whisky ever to be brought to auction. Pat's Whisk(e)y is the result of over fifteen years of passion and dedication to the goal of creating one of the most complete libraries of whisky and whiskey ever amassed by an individual collector. It contains bottles from over 150 different Scottish distilleries, as well as bourbon, rare Scotch releases from sought-after independent bottlers in Europe, and whisky from other distilleries across the globe. Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to have partnered with Pat's Whisk(e)y to offer this collection across a number of exclusive and spotlight auctions. For more information, please click here.

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