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Brora 1974 Douglas Laing 26 Year Old

Lot: 324401

Brora 1974 Douglas Laing 26 Year Old

Winning Bid: £726

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Brora
Age: 
26 Year Old
Vintage: 
1974
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Douglas Laing
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
50%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Brora 1974 Douglas Laing 26 Year Old

The Old Malt Cask series is one of the most established independent labels on the market. It was launched by Douglas Laing in 1998 and bottled by them until 2013 when the brand became part of the Hunter Laing portfolio instead. 

Douglas Laing & Co was established in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, affectionately known as “FDL.” The company started out as a blending business, but over time their focus shifted towards independently bottlings single malts. Fred died in 1982, leaving the business to his two sons, Stewart and Fred Jr, who eventually carved it up in 2013, with Stewart leaving to establish Hunter Laing. Fred Jr and his daughter Cara now run Douglas Laing, which continues to bottle single malt and has also revived its blending business. Additionally, the company has recently moved into distilling as well, announcing plans to construct the new Clutha distillery in Glasgow, and taking over Strathearn in Perthshire in 2019.

This is a 1974 vintage Brora, one of 258 bottles drawn from a single cask.

Brora distillery, formerly known as Clynelish was initially closed after a new distillery was built next-door in 1967, and assumed the Clynelish name. The original distillery re-opened after a year's hiatus, and bottlings of the whisky it produced between then and its second closure in 1983 are now increasingly sought after. Official bottlings of Brora did not appear until the 1990s, long after its closure, but independent bottlings like this were produced from the late 1980s.

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