Brora, 37 Year Old, Highland, 14th Release, NV

  Brora

Brora, 37 Year Old, Highland, 14th Release

Contains Sulphites.

About Brora

Founded in 1819 as Clynelish by the Marquess of Stafford, soon Duke of Sutherland. It cost just £750 to build. This would barely buy half a bottle today! One of Scotland's earliest purpose-built malt whisky distilleries. Leased to James Harper, then Andrew Ross and George Lawson – all of whom were local men, it was then sold in 1896 to Leith blenders, Ainslie & Co. "A singularly valuable property, as the make has always obtained the highest price of any single Scotch whisky" Harper's Weekly 1896.
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 for blending during a shortage. Now named Brora. Closed in 1983. As a big whisky, well suited to long ageing in cask; only very small stocks now remain.

Appellation: Highland

The Highlands are one of Scotland’s vast whisky regions, boasting a spectrum of styles from rich and textured to fragrantly floral, as befits an ever-changing landscape of coastline, moor and mountain.

To call Highland single malts diverse is an understatement: from the fertile east coast to the rugged west, this vast area boasts a rich variety of distillery styles. From light and grassy to heavily sherried – these are whiskies that refuse to be pigeonholed. Some of the most well-known Highland distilleries include Clynelish, Dalmore, Edradour, Glendronach, Oban and Old Pulteney.

Curiously, there are only three distilleries that are allowed to use the ‘Royal Epithet in their names and all are located in the Highlands: Royal Brackla, Glenury Royal (Now closed) and Royal Lochnagar.