Dormant for decades and sometimes a generation, whisky from ‘lost distilleries’ often has mythical status. This is undoubtedly true for legendary Sutherland distillery Brora (closed in 1983), whose whisky has become increasingly sought-after in recent years. There may be more ubiquitous names in the world of whisky, but to whisky connoisseurs, collectors and investors there is none more revered for its quality of liquid, extreme rarity and unique history than Brora.
From the 15th - 19th April Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to host the world's first ever Brora whisky auction showcasing over 50 expressions as part of an unprecedented collection.
The auction will include extremely scarce expressions from the Old Clynelish distillery (now known as Brora) distilled prior to its brief closure in the late sixties. Today, these rarities are celebrated for their highly idiosyncratic style and elusive waxy character that has not been able to be replicated in modern whiskies. This includes 1920s distillate bottled in 1946 for Lord Beaverbrook.
The sale also features various expressions from the historic 1972 Brora vintage, a slice of whisky history all on its own. These include the 1972 Cask Strength 40 Year Old decanter, the oldest Brora ever released at the time and a sibling to some of the most legendary expressions ever produced at the distillery.
Other highlights in the exclusive auction have only appeared for sale on very rare occasions, if ever.
A star lot is Bottle #1 of a 1978 Brora bottled at 41 years of age under Diageo’s Casks of Distinction programme. One of only 60 bottles in the world, this is the first time it will have ever appeared for sale.
Primarily composed of bottles from Pat’s Whisk(e)y Collection, the largest private whiskey collection ever to come to market, the auction also features the complete collection of Brora bottled under the sought-after Rare Malts Selection and Special Releases. Pat’s wider collection features the complete collection from both series, an impressive accomplishment totalling over 250 of the highly limited bottles.
This exclusive auction encapsulates the distillery’s past as it prepares to turn on the stills to its future, charting the epic journey of a much-loved sleeping giant from its origins to its imminent reawakening.
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