Whisky Focus - Collection Of Over 50 Rare Bottles Of Brora Up For Grabs At Auction

Collection Of Over 50 Bottles Of Brora Up For Grabs At Auction

9th April 2021
As the reopening of the restored Brora distillery approaches specialist whisky auction website Whisky Auctioneer offers whisky enthusiasts the chance to grab some of the rarest single malt whiskies produced at the 'old' Brora distillery.

Brora Rare Malts - part of the Brora collection up for auction at Whisky Auctioneer.

Following the announcement earlier this week that Brora distillery is set to release Brora Triptych a special once in a generation set of three Brora single malt whiskies to mark the reopening of the iconic Highland distillery 38 years after it closed. The Brora Triptych release is a genuine piece of history which will not be possible to replicate for another half century, or at least the year 2070.

At £30,000 to get hold of the Brora Triptych set I am sure that it is beyond the whisky budget of most of us but if you would still like the chance to taste the distinct styles of whiskies which were produced at the 'old' Brora distillery over its years of production up until it closed back in 1983 then you may be able to grab your self something within the reach of your whisky budget as the specialist online whisky auction site Whisky Auctioneer has announced that they will host the first ever dedicated Brora whisky auction.

The Brora whisky auction is set to take place between the 15th - 19th of April on www.whiskyauctioneer.com, showcasing over 50 Brora bottles, as part of the largest collection of Brora ever to be held in one auction.

The auction will include extremely scarce expressions from the Old Clynelish distillery (now known as Brora) distilled prior to its brief closure in the late sixties. Today, these rarities are celebrated for their highly idiosyncratic style and elusive waxy character that cannot be replicated in modern whiskies.

The sale will also feature various expressions from the historic 1972 Brora vintage, a chapter of whisky history all on its own. These include the 1972 Cask Strength 40 Year Old decanter, the oldest Brora ever released at the time and a sibling to some of the most legendary expressions ever produced at the distillery.

The auction comes in time with the gentle reawakening of Brora, as the distillery and its operations aim to reopen in 2021 offering a new era of Brora. Brora distillery was one of eleven distilleries that closed in the Spring of 1983 following the ‘whisky loch’ crisis. Despite closing, the distillery’s legend continued to live on, gaining a cult following of whisky lovers over the decades for its unique profile and strong character malts.

Other highlights in the exclusive auction have only appeared for sale on very rare occasions, if ever. A star lot is Bottle #1 of a 1978 Brora bottled at 41 years of age under Diageo’s Casks of Distinction programme. One of only 60 bottles in the world, this is the first time it will have ever appeared for sale.

Primarily composed of bottles from Pat’s Whisk(e)y Collection, the largest private whiskey collection ever to come to market, the auction also features the complete collection of Brora bottled under the sought-after Rare Malts Selection and Special Releases. Pat’s wider collection features the complete collection from both series, an impressive accomplishment totalling over 250 of the highly limited bottles.

You will find the new Brora Triptych set available from mid-May 2021 and you will find a selection of old Brora and Clynelish expressions available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

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