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Brora 1972 Cask Strength 40 Year Old

Lot: 6113361

Brora 1972 Cask Strength 40 Year Old

Winning Bid: £31,000
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 33 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Brora
Age: 
40 Year Old
Vintage: 
1972
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
59.1%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Brora 1972 Cask Strength 40 Year Old

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, and the revived distillery filled its first casks on 19th May 2021.

At time of launch, this was both the most expensive whisky ever released by Diageo and the oldest Brora ever bottled.

Presented in a classic crystal decanter and wooden display case, this is one of only 160 ever produced.

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