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Brora 1981 Signatory Vintage 23 Year Old

Lot: 5024600

Brora 1981 Signatory Vintage 23 Year Old

Winning Bid: £576

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Brora
Age: 
23 Year Old
Vintage: 
1981
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Signatory Vintage
Cask Type: 
Refill Butt
Bottled Strength: 
46%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Brora 1981 Signatory Vintage 23 Year Old

Signatory Vintage were established in 1988 by Andrew Symington and are one of Scotland's most prolific independent bottlers. Their offices and bottling facility are located next to Edradour distillery, which they have also owned since 2002.

This whisky was distilled on 8th December 1981 and laid to rest in single refill butt #05/372 for 23 years before being bottled in June 2005 as part of the Un-Chillfiltered Collection.

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. Official bottlings of Brora did not appear until 1995, long after its closure, but independent bottlings like this were produced from the late 1980s. In 2017 it was announced that Diageo planned to re-open this formerly lost gem, and the revived distillery filled its first casks on 19th May 2021.

One of 314 bottles.

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