This stunning Brora 40 Year Old was released to celebrate the Highland distillery’s 200th Anniversary. Diageo Master Blender, Dr Craig Wilson, hand-selected 12 American Oak hogshead casks found maturing in the Brora warehouses. He intentionally selected casks produced in an era when the distillery was producing peated spirit, something that they no longer do. Today, peated Brora whisky is highly sought after, collectable and cherished among those in the industry.
Dr Wilson explained “From 1969-83, there was a new experimentation phase in production and the Brora distillers created a smoky malt used heavily-peated Northern Highland barley. Used primarily in blends at the time, the few casks that are left from this Age of Peat, matured remarkably well and what remains is a multi-layered and complex Single Malt of astonishing quality.”
With only 1,819 bottles produced, this whisky is set to sell out fast and is without doubt one of the best expressions of 2019 so far.