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Brora 40 yo 1972 (59.1%, OB, decanter, single cask, 2014) - 280214

 



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Brora - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Highlands
WF Distillery Ranking: Grand Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: Silent since 1983 - Stills: 2 (1 wash, 1 spirit) - Founded: 1819 as Clynelish
Address: Clynelish Distillery, Brora, Sutherland KW9 6LR - Phone: +44 (0)1408 623 000
Web: - More info: Distillery Profile by Serge - Malt Madness - Whiskyfun


My favourite expression so far:
Brora 22yo 1972/1995 (58.7%, UD Rare Malts)
- 97 points Last tasted in July 2007 - Tasting notes: sorry no recent notes (better that way)
Brora

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
<1975: Peat Tea Pepper Smoke Farmy Lemon Stable Green Liquorice Wax
>1975: Peat Pepper Wax Apples Farmy Fruits Lemon Malt Tea Vanilla


MM Distillery profile:
The name of the Brora distillery used to be Clynelish, until the owners SMD built a brand new Clynelish distillery right across the road in 1968. The old Clynelish distillery (now Brora) was built by the Marquess of Stafford in 1819. Right before the new, larger distillery went into operation, the old one was closed down in May 1968. It would quite probably have remained closed if the weather gods hadn't intervened.... More on Malt Madness.
Brora

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Brora 25 yo (56.3%, OB, 3,000 bottles, 2008) - 290908
  • Brora 30 yo 2002 Edition (52.4%, OB, 3000 bottles) - no notes - 91
  • Brora 30 yo 2003 Edition (55.7%, OB) - 120204 - 211104
  • Brora 30 yo 2004 Edition (56.6%, OB) - 170305
  • Brora 30 yo 2005 Edition (56.3%, OB, 3000 bottles) - 250806
  • Brora 30 yo 2006 Edition (55.7%, OB, 2130 bottles) - 200906
  • Brora 30 yo 2007 Edition (55.7%, OB, 2,958 bottles) - 011209
  • Brora 30 yo 2009 Edition (53.2%, OB, 2,652 bottles) - 151009
  • Brora 30 yo 2010 Edition (54.3%, OB, 2,958 bottles) - 031110
  • Brora 32 yo (54,7%, OB, Special Release, 1404 bottles, 2011) - 071211
  • Brora 35 yo (48.7%, OB, 1566 bottles, 2012) - 101012
OB - vintage
  • Brora 22 yo 1972/1995 (61.1%, Rare Malts) - 210205
  • Brora 22 yo 1972/1995 (58.7%, UD Rare Malts) - no notes - 97
  • Brora 40 yo 1972 (59.1%, OB, decanter, single cask, 2014) - 280214
  • Brora 20 yo 1975/1995 (54.9%, Rare Malts) - 020506
  • Brora 20 yo 1975/1996 (59.1%, Rare Malts, 75cl) - 250609
  • Brora 20 yo 1975/1996 (60.75%, UD Rare Malts, 20cl) - no notes - 92
  • Brora 21 yo 1977/1998 (56.9%, UD Rare Malts) - no notes - 92
  • Brora 24 yo 1977/2001 (56.1%, UD Rare Malts) - no notes - 92
  • Brora 35 yo 1977/2013 (49.9%, OB, Special Release, 2944 bottles) - 201213
  • Brora 20 yo 1982/2003 (58.1%, UD Rare Malts) - no notes - 87
Blackadder
  • Brora 13 yo 1982/1995 (43%, Blackadder, cask #430) - 180206
The Bottlers
  • Brora 19 yo 1981/2000 (60.4%, The Bottlers, cask #1077) - no notes - 90
  • Brora 19 yo 1981/2000 (61%, The Bottlers, Refill sherry cask, cask #1076) - 020908
Cadenhead
  • Brora 13 yo 1982/1995 (60.4%, Cadenhead's) - no notes - 88
  • Brora 13 yo 1982/1996 (59.9%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection) - 280713
  • Brora 14 yo 1982/1997 (60.6%, Cadenhead's Auth. Coll) - no notes - 88
  • Brora 20 yo 1982/2003 (46%, Chieftain's, Sherry, cask #1195) - no notes - 84
Chieftain's
  • Brora 23 yo 1981/2005 (46%, Chieftains, sherry butt #1510, 756 bottles) - 010407
  • Brora 24 yo 1981/2006 (46%, Chieftain's, cream sherry butt, cask #1522, 750 bottles) - 150208
  • Brora 26yo 1981/2008 (48%, Chieftain's, cask #1521, oloroso sherry butt, 588 bottles) - 031110
  • Brora 19 yo 1982/2001 (46%, Chieftain's, Sherry, cask #1189+92) - no notes - 86
Douglas Laing
  • Brora 32 yo 1970/2002 (58.4%, DL Platinum III, 297 bottles) - no notes - 92
  • Brora 34 yo 1970/2004 (56.7%, Douglas Laing Platinum, 157 bottles) - 250806
  • Brora 28 yo 1971/1999 (50%, DL OMC, 283 bottles) - no notes - 90
  • Brora 29 yo 1971/2000 (50%, DL Old Malt Cask, 210 bottles) - 140405 - 250806
  • Brora 29 yo 1971/2000 (50%, DL OMC, 274 bottles) - no notes - 94
  • Brora 29 yo 1971/2001 (50%, DL Old Malt Cask, bottled April, 258 bottles) - Islay 2005
  • Brora 29 yo 1972/2001 (59.5%, DL Platinum II, 240 bottles) - no notes - 93
  • Brora 30 yo 1972/2002 (46.6%, DL OMC, 204 bottles, Germany) - no notes - 93
  • Brora 30 yo 1972/2003 (49.7%, Douglas Laing Platinum, 222 bottles) - 250806
  • Brora 30 yo 1972/2003 'Broraggeddon' (50.8.%, DL for Plowed, 201 bottles) - no notes - 93
  • Brora 30 yo 1972/2003 (47.4%, DL The Whisky Shop, Sherry HH, 220 bottles) - no notes - 88
  • Brora 31 yo 1972/2003 (49.30%, Douglas Laing, Platinum, 221 bottles) - 010908
  • Brora 26 yo 1974/2001 (50%, DL OMC, 258 bottles) - 240304
  • Brora 25 yo 1975/2001 (43%, Douglas Laing, Provenance, Autumn-Winter) - 101012
  • Brora 30 yo 1976/2007 (57.5%, Douglas Laing Platinum, 109 bottles) - 200410
  • Brora 30 yo 1976/2007 (55.1%, Douglas Laing, Platinum, 104 bottles) - 150413
  • Brora 26 yo 1977/2003 (54.9%, Douglas Laing Platinum, 228 bottles) - 251105
  • Brora 19 yo 1981/2000 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 564 bottles) - 191006
  • Brora 18 yo 1981/2000 (50% Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, 732 bottles) - 150413
  • Brora 20 yo 1981/2001 (50%, DL OMC, 570 bottles) - no notes - 92
  • Brora 28 yo 1981/2009 (57.4%, Douglas Laing, Old and Rare, sherry cask, 93 bottles) - 080610
  • Brora 19 yo 1982/2001 (50%, DL OMC, Sherry, 744 bottles, Btl. 11/'01) - no notes - 84
  • Brora 21 yo 1982/2003 (50%, DL OMC, DL386, Sherry, 264 bottles) - no notes -
  • Brora 22 yo 1982/2004 (58.5%, Douglas Laing for Alambic Classique, Germany) - 050505
  • Brora 22 yo 1982/2004 (58,5%, Old Malt Cask, Sherry Cask) - 281004
  • Brora 22 yo 1982/2004 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, ref #313, 644 bottles) - 221107
  • Brora 23 yo 1982/2006 (50%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, 348 bottles) - 020506
  • Brora 22 yo 1983/2005 (50%, DL Old Malt Cask, sherry, DL 1836, 421 bottles) - 251105
  • Brora 22 yo 1983/2005 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, Sherry butt, DL566, 224 bottles) - 290908
Dun Bheagan
  • Brora 23 yo 1981/2004 (48.6%, Dun Bheagan, cask 1513, 336 bottles) - 111005
  • Brora 23 yo 1981/2005 (48%, Dun Bheagan, cask #1512, 648 bottles) - 020908
  • Brora 24 yo 1981/2006 (48,5%, Dun Bheagan, Fino Sherry Butt cask #1524, 726 bottles) - 221107
  • Brora 26 yo 1981/2008 (46%, Dun Bheagan, dry sherry butt, cask #1526, 684 bottles) - 140909
Duncan Taylor
  • Brora 22 yo 1981/2004 (60.8%, Peerless, cask #1426, 261 bottles) - 050505
  • Brora 23 yo 1981/2005 (61%, Duncan Taylor, cask #1425, 542 bottles) - 111005
  • Brora 25 yo 1981/2007 (56.5%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #1423, 682 bottles) - 190507
  • Brora 26 yo 1981/2007 (54.5%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #1424, 625 bottles) - 150208
  • Brora 27 yo 1981/2008 (53.8%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #1427) - 081208
  • Brora 27 yo 1981/2009 (51.3%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #291, 330 bottles) - 140909
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Brora 1972/1992 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail CC, old map label) - 250806
  • Brora 1972/1993 (40%, G&M Connoisseurs Choice, Old map label) - no notes - 93
  • Brora 1972/1995 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice, Old map label) - 101012
  • Brora 1972/1996 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice) - 150413
  • Brora 1972/1997 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice) - 150413
  • Brora 1982/1999 (40%, G&M Connoisseurs Choice) - no notes - 79
  • Brora 1982/2002 (40%, G&M Connoisseur’s Choice) - 251105
  • Brora 1982/2002 (40%, G&M Private for Collecting Whisky, cask #43, 120 bottles) - 070705
  • Brora 1982/2008 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur's Choice, refill sherry butt) - 080610
  • Brora 1982/2010 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice, refill sherry) - 201213
Lombard
  • Brora 21 yo 1982/2003 (50%, Lombard's Jewel of the Highlands) - no notes - 86
Signatory
  • Brora 18 yo 1981/2000 (43%, Signatory, Full sherry, cask #1081) - no notes - 89
  • Brora 19 yo 1981 (58.8%, The Prestonfield, cask #1083, 545 bottles) - no notes - 87
  • Brora 20 yo 1981/2001 (43%, Signatory, cask #575) - no notes - 80
  • Brora 20 yo 1981/2001 (43%, Signatory, cask #576, 380 bottles) - 010704
  • Brora 20 yo 1981/2001 (43%, Signatory, cask #577, 403 bottles) - 010407
  • Brora 20 yo 1981/2002 (46%, Signatory, unchillfiltered collection, butt #1420, 839 bottles) - 010407
  • Brora 21 yo 1981/2002 (59.2%, Signatory, Straight from the cask, Refill Sherry Butt #1421, 510 bottles) - 010407
  • Brora 21 yo 1981/2003 (46%, Signatory, Unchillfiltered Collection, refill sherry butt #1422, 927 bottles) - 010407
  • Brora 22 yo 1981/2003 (46%, Signatory Unchillfiltered., cask #1635, 806 b.) - 050304
  • Brora 21 yo 1981/2003 (58.3%, Signatory, Straight from the Cask) - no notes - 82
  • Brora 22 yo 1981/2004 (56.4%, Signatory, cask #1561, 611 bottles) - 171204
  • Brora 22 yo 1981/2004 (46%, Signatory, Un-chilfiltered Collection, refill butt, cask #1560, 851 bottles) - 150413
  • Brora 23 yo 1981/2005 (58.2%, Signatory CS Coll, cask 1555, 535 bottles) - 251105 - 191006
  • Brora 23 yo 1981/2005 (46%, Signatory Un-chillfiltered, cask #05/147, 408 bottles) - 180206
  • Brora 23 yo 1981/2005 (46%, Signatory for LMdW, hand bottled, sherry butt #05/593, 456 bottles) - 010407
  • Brora 24 yo 1981/2006 (59.3%, Signatory, sherry butt #1517, 597 bottles) - 191006
  • Brora 25 yo 1981/2007 (60.1%, Signatory, sherry butt, cask #1519, 270 bottles) - 010407
  • Brora 26 yo 1981/2007 (57.1%, Signatory, sherry butt, cask #1520, 391 bottles) - 280214
  • Brora 20 yo 1982/2002 (58.60%, Signatory, cask #273, 292 bottles) - no notes - 86
  • Brora 18 yo 1983/2001 (52.9%, Signatory Silent Stills, cask #40) - no notes - 88
  • Brora 18 yo 1983/2001 (53.4%, Signatory for LMdW, cask #39) - no notes - 81
Silver Seal
  • Brora 19 yo 1982/2001 (50%, Silver Seal, light version, 280 bottles) - 070705
  • Brora 19 yo 1982/2001 (50%, Silver Seal, Sherry, 240 bottles) - no notes - 91
Single Malts of Scotland - Specialty Drinks - TWE
  • Brora 30 yo (52.9%, The Whisky Exchange, 2011) - 071211
SMWS
  • Brora 26 yo 1977/2003 (54.8%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society #61.15) - 190507
  • Brora 18 yo 1978/1996 (58.3%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society 61.4) - 010908
  • Brora 26 yo 1978/2004 (57.2%, SMWS 61.22) - 251105
  • Brora 25 yo 1978/2004 (57%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #61.2 - actually #61.20, 'Marmalade on burnt toast') - 201213
  • Brora 18 yo 1981/1999 (58.3%, SMWS 61.9) - 140405
  • Brora 61.18 21 yo 1982/2004 (59.40%, SMWS, 'Matured to elegance') - 050504
Wilson & Morgan
  • Brora 27 yo 1974/2002 (46%, Wilson & Morgan, Anniversary Selection) - no notes - 89
Various IB
  • Brora 22 yo 1980/2002 (51%, Clan des Grands Malts, cask #823, Hogshead) - no notes - 88