Brora 34 yo Limited Edition - Special Release 2017

Profile Single Malt
Region Scotland
Body Whiskey

Brora – or as it was originally known, Clynelish – is one of Scotland’s Clearance distilleries, built in 1819. It took some time for the distillery to find its feet, passing through a number of lessees until George Lawson took charge. It wasn’t until after the Second World War that the distillery began to increase capacity significantly as a result of demand for blends increasing. By 1967, this had reached such a height that it was decided that it would be easier to build a new and larger distillery – initially known as Clynelish 2 – alongside the original buildings than try to expand them. The distillery was closed finally in 1983 however, in October 2017 Diageo revealed plans to reopen both Brora and Port Ellen distilleries, which also closed in 1983. Subject to planning permission, the two sites are expected to be operational once more by 2020.

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Tasting Notes

Product Notes
The 16th edition of irreplaceable whiskies from closed distillery Brora, always a highlight of Diageo’s Special Releases. This 34-year-old Highland single malt, distilled in 1982, is an elegant and restrained take on Brora’s characteristic waxy and smoky notes. Expect waxed apples, damp straw and fruity dark chocolate, accompanied by unusual notes of Szechuan pepper, all wreathed in gentle smokiness. This Whiskey was distilled a year before the distillery closed in 1983.