Bottle Size70cl

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Tasting Notes

Appearance: Pale Gold

Nose: Soft, smoky and unctuous, with a gently rising honey and fruity sharpness which is quickly offset by savoury, slightly medicinal and musky notes with hints of menthol slowly developing into the intense sweet aroma of dried fruits. With water there’s an unexpected yet pleasantly harmonious fusion of ground white pepper, toasted hazelnuts and toffee with subdued appetising smoke.

Body: Light. Denser and pleasingly oily with water.

Palate: First impressions is of concentrated wood smoke and wood ash slowly dissipating to leave the sweetness of honey with just a whiff of liquorice. Finally you are left with a dryness fused with toasted hazelnuts. With just a drop of water the whisky becomes oilier revealing the musky notes found in the nose along with the soft coastal notes of brine & pepper. Just underneath the surface there is a cereal and would be tangy note vying against the more robust smoke, salt and toffee flavours.

Finish: Initially quite short with traces of eucalyptus & spice but then lengthened by smooth tannins and savoury smoke. With water the finish is medium to long, lingering sweet wood smoke with hints of dark chocolate.

Distillery Notes

The first ever 40 year old bottling from the long-closed distillery of Brora in Sutherland, Scotland. Taken at natural cask strength from a single cask distilled a generation ago, the fine pale gold malt in this exquisite crystal decanter is a proud and rare survivor of another age. The decanter bears the golden emblem of the Scottish Wildcat, a now endangered species, which featured on the family crest of the distiller's founder, the Duke of Sutherland. The unique crystal stopper is etched with the number '40' and the decanter has an engraved copper neck detailing the 1972 vintage distillation year. The decanter is presented in a beautiful wooden case, an interpretation of the closed Brora distillery, skilfully handcrafted by the Queen's cabinet makers at N.E.J Stevenson Ltd.


With only 160 bottles produced worldwide, the Brora 40 Year Old is exclusive to World of Whiskies.


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