- Founded: 1819
- Status: Reconstruction
- Region: Highland, Scotland – Brora, Sutherland KW9 6LR +44(0)1408 623003
- Online: n/a
History The Brora distillery was built in 1819 by the Marquess of Stafford, although it was known as “Clynelish” until the opening of the Clynelish Distillery in 1968, whereupon the name of the original Clynelish was changed to “Brora”. Between May 1969 and July 1973, Brora produced a heavily peated whisky to supply for blending; this was done to cover a shortage of Islay whisky caused by a drought in that region. Most of the whisky produced as Brora after 1973 is in the lightly peated Highland style. In early 1983, production at Brora was stopped and the distillery was mothballed. In October 2017 Diageo announced the planned re-opening of Brora.
The Whiskyphiles tasting notes
- Brora 35 Years Old 1977 12th Release (2014) - Brora 12th Release 35 Years Old 1977 (49.9%, OB, Special releases, 2944 Bottles, 2013) 49.9% ABV £899 Score: 88/100 What they say: The 12th release of Brora from Diageo’s Annual Special Releases, […]