The oldest official bottle of Brora whisky, distilled in 1972, has been sold at auction by Bonhams in Hong Kong. The 44 Year Old, drawn straight from the cask, ex-sherry cask matured bottling, was sold to an unnamed buyer for £14,500.
This rare Brora bottling, is described as “a massive, brooding and drying old Brora that it is seemingly made of smoke, oak, pepper, dark fruit all encrusted in sea-salt then wrapped in seaweed and oilskins”.
The 1972 Brora bottling, was taken from a single cask that is a part of Diageo’s ‘Casks of Distinction’. As part of this programme, Diageo gives selected private clients the chance to purchase single casks that have extraordinary quality and character. As each cask is entirely unique, patrons become the sole owners of some of the rarest whiskies ever to be released from Diageo’s extensive collection.