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Brora whisky reviews

Brora distillery
Northern Highlands region
Founded in 1819, currently inactive (closed)
Owned by Diageo

Brora 30 yo 1972 (46,6%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask for Alambic Classique 2002, 204 btl.) – 94/100

Brora 29 yo 1972 (59,5%, Douglas Laing Platinum 2002, 240 btl.) – 94/100

Brora 30 yo 1976 (55,1%, Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum 2007, 104 btl.) – 95/100

Brora 21 yo 1977 (56,9%, Rare Malts 1998) – 91/100

Brora 28 yo 1981 (57,4%, Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum 2009, 93 bottles) – 91/100

Brora 19 yo 1982 (50%, Silver Seal 2001, sherry cask, First bottling, 240 btl.) – 90/100

Brora 20 yo 1982 (58,1%, Rare Malts 2003) – 90/100

Brora 25 yo (56,3%, OB 2008, 7th Edition, 3000 btl.) – 90/100

Brora 30yo (55,7%, OB 2007, 6th Edition, 2958 btl.) – 94/100

Brora 30yo (53,2%, OB 2009, 8th Edition, 2652 btl.) – 90/100

Brora 30 yo (54,3%, OB 2010, 9th Edition, 2958 btl.) – 91/100

Brora 32 yo (54,7%, OB 2011, refill American oak & refill European oak, 10th Annual release, 1500 btl.) – 94/100

Brora 35 years old (48,1%, OB 2012, refill American oak, 11th Annual release, 1566 btl.) – 94/100

Brora 35 years old 1977 (49,9%, OB 2013, 12th Annual release, 2944 btl.) – 93/100

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