Built in 1819 and once known as Clynelish, the Brora distillery has produced a multitude of different whiskies in its almost two hundred years of production. Up until 1973, Brora was known for heavily-peated whisky which was supplied to other distilleries for blending. After this point, the distillery switched to a lightly peated style which was more suited to its Highland location.
Brora began life in 1819, though its start to life was an auspicious one. Founded by the Marquis of Stafford, he would later go on to take the title of Duke of Sutherland, an infamous character across all of Scotland who was responsible for 15,000 tenant evictions during the Highland Clearances.
Despite its chequered past, Brora whisky quickly attracted a number of whisky enthusiasts, and these days, it’s considered to have something of a cult following. However, once you sample a dram of Brora single malt, it’s easy to see what all the fuss is about and just why people are so fantastical about this fantastic Scotch whisky.
Its character is distinctly maritime, featuring a distinct smokiness that’s kept grounded by earthy flavours, hints of hay, the rich spice of cloves and a cut of zesty lemon. Here at The Whisky World, you’ll find an outstanding selection of Brora whiskies that any Scotch enthusiast simply must include in their collection.