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Highland malts are subtle and floral, with a touch of peat smoke in coastal malts like Oban.

Brora 40 Year Old - 200th Anniversary Edition
Brora 40 Year Old - 200th Anniversary Edition
Brora 40 Year Old - 200th Anniversary Edition
Brora 40 Year Old - 200th Anniversary Edition

Brora 40 Year Old - 200th Anniversary Edition

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A limited-edition single malt from Brora, released in 2019 to celebrate the distillery's 200th anniversary, ahead of its reopening in 2020. Matured for 40 years in American oak hogsheads, this Highland single malt is a fine, elegant old coastal malt with rich fruit sweetness and compelling smokiness, held in perfect balance and remarkable vigour for its age. 

Serving Suggestion:
Best served straight but deliciously drinkable with a dash of water, which adds to the sweetness and brings out a minty note; suggesting mint imperials, whilst dialling back the darker character. All this is underpinned by a smokiness that is also held more in check but still very much present.

Region Highland.
Appearance Clear amber. Fine long beading. Good viscosity.
Body Medium, smooth.
Nose Cautious, with slight prickle at first, then sweet, smoky-peat wafts of treacle toffee, smoke with iodine. Rich, sweet fruit. Ripe figs. Raisins. Fire and brimstone. With water, hessian sacking, fine tweed, notes of the warehouse; all lightly harmonious, with elements of land, sea and sky.
Palate An exquisitely smooth, lightly waxy texture and a powerful, rich, darkly sweet, savoury then finally smoky taste, with great balance, length and persistence. Richly winey and fruity throughout, with dried figs and dates. Spiciness and growing smoky warmth; white pepper.
Finish Long, rich and sweetly warming, with more white pepper, subsiding to leave a lightly smoky aftertaste. With water, much sweeter and more mint-cool, and at the very end lightly drying.

Expert Reviews

Insights from some of the best in the business

A commemoration of Brora’s 200th Anniversary, this rare release from our diminishing reserves offers our connoisseurs a glimpse of our past, a taste from a moment in time. A golden age at Brora; the Age of Peat.

The Whisky Exchange, 2007