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Brora Distillery


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.

Brora Whisky Reviews:

  • Brora 35 Years Old 1978 – Special Release 2013 ~ 49.9% (Diageo) - Brora 35 Years Old 1978 – Special Release 2013 49.9% ABV, £899 for 70cl available from The Whisky Exchange Score: 88/100 What they say: The 12th release of Brora from Diageo’s Annual Special Releases, this was distilled in 1978 and has been bottled at 35 years of age. This is a mix of refill American […]


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