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Brora Triptych: A Legend Restored

A collection of three vintages that define Brora, never before released as one, brought together as a true collector’s piece from the finite stocks of this ghost distillery.

The imposing doors of Brora have remained shut since 1983. In the intervening years the legend of this great distillery has been kept alive by humble, whispered tales of Brora’s skilled craftspeople.

Highly revered by whisky connoisseurs and collectors alike, whisky from the original, dwindling stocks have never been more in demand. This special triptych release represents a unique opportunity to own a part of whisky history; three exceptional single malts spanning a decade in Brora’s most highly regarded era.

This type of bottling is so rare and special, with only 300 sets released, it is a genuine piece of history and art from one of Scotland’s most fabled distilleries. A release of this kind will not be possible to replicate for another half century.

Brora Triptych is available to purchase at £30,000
Including UK Duty & Taxes
3x50cl - 1.5L per Set

As you can imagine, allocations are extremely limited for this once in a generation release. Please register your interest using the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.

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We’ve created a collection of three rare malts that represent the three distinct styles from our distillery’s proud heritage. Never before have they been released as one. A fitting ode to the past and a promise to the future; together, they create a masterpiece.

Dr. Craig Wilson, Master Blender

The Triptych

1982 – The Timeless Original

1982 – The Timeless Original

38 Years Old, 47.5%, 50CL

This expression is from limited stocks of 1982 and represents the distinct waxiness that made Brora famous. Returning to lower peating levels, reflective of Brora whisky before the Age of Peat, this signature style allows Brora’s waxy character to truly sing.

Read Tasting Note

Glowing yellow gold in hue, sherberty lemon peel, and a touch of fresh green grass dance on the nose. Intoxicating wood spice is gently revealed on the palate, whilst a mouth-coating waxiness is punctuated by hints of citronella. Its graceful sweetness continues into the finish, with just a hint of lingering gunpowder smokiness.

1977 – The Age of Peat

1977 – The Age of Peat

43 Years Old, 48.6%, 50CL

Brora’s Age of Peat, between 1972-1980, saw peating levels rise to meet soaring demand for blended whiskies. No other Highland whisky had peating of the same level. Today we celebrate these whiskies in their own right, with an expression drawn from casks of 1977.

Read Tasting Note

Intensely deep and golden, this expression is elegant on the nose with creamy vanilla invigorated by freshly cut green apples and hints of beeswax. A sweetness washes over the palate, before a wave of wood spice and ginger cake unfolds. Finally, a long, sweet finish of peat-fired smokiness blooms in intensity.

1972 – The Elusive Legacy

1972 – The Elusive Legacy

48 Years Old, 42.8%, 50CL

A rare style from casks of 1972, this whisky represents an earthy expression, only created in short periods throughout the distillery’s history. This fleeting icon has grown to becoming a defining character from Brora.

Read Tasting Note

Warm chestnut in colour, the delicate aroma blends wood spice with hints of peach tarte tatin. The taste takes off amidst a powerful rich maltiness, notes of serrano ham, menthol and tobacco adding an intense complexity. These flavours give way to pervasive Sichuan chili pepper, before a wisp of dry coal smoke lingers long after the finish.

The whiskies from Brora are amongst the most coveted in the Whisky world. All three of these whiskies are epic, with layers of flavour and complexity. The Brora 72 being the star of the show, this Triptych release is whisky history and one not to be missed.

Tod Bradbury - Head of Rare & Collectable Whiskies at Justerini & Brooks

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A Once In A Generation Release

38, 43 and 48 Years

38, 43 and 48 Years

Aged and nurtured for decades to capture the 3 defining eras of this legendary distillery together in a collection. Each liquid an ode to the rare characteristics that define Brora’s sublime single malts; waxy, peated and earthy.

Truly Rare

Truly Rare

A once-in-a-generation release limited to just 300 sets that cannot be replicated for another half century. It is a genuine piece of history and art from one of Scotland’s most fabled distilleries.

Hand-Crafted Innovative Cabinet

Hand-Crafted Innovative Cabinet

With a design inspired by the distillery itself and the eras of this release, the striking lacquered wooden cabinet is spring-loaded to reveal the impressive set of bottles upon release.

Two Sets of Stoppers

Two Sets of Stoppers

Crystal stoppers with fitted corks are in place to safeguard the precious liquid during transit and housed within the drawers beneath each bottle, are decorative decanter stoppers to be used when enjoying the whisky.

Individually Etched Bottles

Individually Etched Bottles

Each Glencairn crystal bottle is etched with its individual number. A golden Scottish Wildcat adorns the bottles, a symbol of Brora and its rarity mirrored in the Wildcat’s dwindling population.

Marble, Stone and Gold

Marble, Stone and Gold

Materials found in the original distillery building have been mirrored in the craftsmanship: blue marble to represent the bold blue found on the distillery walls; granite stone is a core component of the original building; and the gold leaf to represent the rarest of and oldest of our liquids.

When I visited for the first time, it was as if the clock had stopped. The doors were closed but it seemed to remain the way it was. I’ve always described Brora as suspended in time. And now finally, it has been reawakened!

Dr. Jim Beveridge OBE, Master Blender, working with Brora since 1979
The Distillery

The Distillery

One of Scotland's earliest purpose-built malt whisky distilleries, Brora was founded in 1819 as Clynelish by the Marquess of Stafford, soon Duke of Sutherland. It cost the princely sum of £750 to build. It was first leased to James Harper, then Andrew Ross and George Lawson – all of whom were local men – before being sold in 1896 to Leith blenders, Ainslie & Co. Harper’s weekly described it in 1896 as "a singularly valuable property. The make has always obtained the highest price of any single Scotch whisky". It was rebuilt and had steam power introduced in 1897. The old distillery re-opened in 1969 to produce a heavily peated “Islay style” malt destined principally for blending, under the name Brora. It finally closed again in 1983 and the stills fell silent. As a large framed whisky, perfectly suited to long ageing in cask; only very small stocks now remain. Those that do are rapidly achieving legendary status amongst collectors and aficionados alike...