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Brora 30 Year Old 2002 Inaugural Release

Lot: 6142463

Brora 30 Year Old 2002 Inaugural Release

Winning Bid: £2,300
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 16 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Brora
Age: 
30 Year Old
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Official
Bottled Strength: 
52.4%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Brora 30 Year Old 2002 Inaugural Release

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.

The Rare Malts Selection releases were there followed by an annual distillery bottling as part of the Diageo Special Releases each year, beginning in 2002, with the last one in 2017.

This 30 year old is the inaugural 2002 release and the first Brora bottled using its own single malt brand.

One of 3,000 bottles.

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