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Brora 1975 Rare Malts 20 Year Old 20cl / 60.75%

Lot: 6143549

Brora 1975 Rare Malts 20 Year Old 20cl / 60.75%

Winning Bid: £430

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Brora
Age: 
20 Year Old
Vintage: 
1975
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Official
Bottled Strength: 
60.75%
Bottle Size: 
20cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Brora 1975 Rare Malts 20 Year Old 20cl / 60.75%

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. 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 was a historic selection of single malt whiskies from operational and lost distilleries that were released by Diageo between 1995 and 2005. As with the Flora & Fauna series, they were often from lesser-seen single malt distilleries.

Although an extensive series of annual releases was to follow, the Rare Malts Selection were the first official distillery bottlings to bear the Brora name.

 

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