Thewas founded under the Name Clynelish by the Duke of Sutherland in 1819. It closed in 1983, but started again 38 years later after a major renovation by owner Diageo.
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Due to the closing in 1983 the amount of Brora Whiskies is very limited. Today the most available bottles are vintages of the 70s and 80s with about 15 to 35 years of distillery.. The is a lightly peated Highland Scotch. There are still quite a lot of independent bottlings of the
Brora used to supply the production at Brora has been running again after an extensive renovation. In the process, an attempt is being made to obtain a that replicates the original distillate from before the closure.industry but only for a short period of time. Since 2021,
During the renovation in 2021, some of the original production items were refurbished, others had to be replaced completely. The for production comes from the burn that flows directly past the distillery. Brora is not a Gaelic name but a Scandinavian one from the Vikings and means as much as 'the bridge over the water' - based on the bridge at the distillery site.
The malt houses in the south of Scotland. At the partner distillery Clynelish, non-peated is produced, whereas at Brora there is some in the nevertheless fruity new make spirit. The is still the old cast iron one from the original . They only had to repair a few spots and replace the lid. The are a different story: the old wooden vats dried out over time and started to leak. So brand new washbacks were built for the reopening.for Brora Whiskies comes from
The Pot Stills
Brora's former stills are still in place and can now be reused for distillation after refurbishment. The fact that the old pot stills can still be operated has the advantage that the former new make spirit can be produced more easily. In the Diageo archive, there are still bottles with the old new make, so that the new one can be adjusted to exactly like the original.after refurbishment. The and the are both the same size. They have a volume of 13,500 litres. Both stills have a bowl. Brora's former stills are still in place and can now be reused for
The Distillery.The warehouses are all flat dunnages with heavy bricked walls, which is typical for the slow maturing Scotch Whisky.of the Brora
The distillery was founded under the Name Clynelish by the Duke of Sutherland in 1819. In 1967 the new Clynelish distillery was built, and the old Clynelish was renamed to Brora distillery. In 1983 Brora was closed and the only things that were still used were the warehouses. Since May 2021, Whisky spirit has once again been flowing through the (original, mind you!) stills of Brora, after the owner Diageo invested in a comprehensive renovation.
The Visitor Centre
You can visit the distillery.via the Clynelish
Brora Distillery (Clynelish Distillery)
Tel: +44 (0)1408-623000