Brora (silent) - 200th Annivesary - 1978 40 year old Whisky
70cl | 49.2%
|Series / Description||200th Annivesary|
|Age||40 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||49.2 %|
|Cask Wood Type||American Oak|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP11235|
A sensational new bottling and one of the oldest bottlings of Brora to be released! This 40 Year Old Brora has been created to mark the 200th anniversary of the silent distillery’s original opening, having been founded in 1819. The 40-year-old whisky is a vatting of 12 American oak hogsheads laid down in 1978 during an era of peated whisky production..
Not surprisingly this is a very limited release with just 1,819 bottles being produced. This is the first official release from Brora since 2017, when it was removed from Diageo's annual Special Release series and comes a year before the planned reopening of the famous Sutherland distillery.
Bottled at 49.2% abv, the whisky is described as having aromas of ‘rich, sweet fruit, ripe figs… and fire and brimstone’, with a ‘smooth, lightly waxy texture and a powerful, rich, darkly sweet, savoury, then finally smoky taste’. Dr Criag Wilson, master blender for Diageo also suggests thta this is a whisky reflecting the peak of Brora's heavily peated style and that this is a multi-layered and complex single malt of astonishing quality.’
A must for any Brora fan or serious collector!