Brora 1981 - Single Malt Whisky - Prima & Ultima Third Release

70cl / 44.1% ABV

Much of the Brora we know today is heavily peated, the American Oak hogshead and European Oak Sherry butt selected here show us a different side of the Brora story. Filled at a time when less whisky was being made, it was often less peaty allowing new aromas and tastes to shine through. The last release of 1981 Brora, this may well be the rarest publicly available Brora of all. 


Fragrant notes of scented candlewax dance with smoke and moorland flowers, leading to a smooth waxy texture that is sweet and lightly smoky.


Bottled: 09.12.21 | 1 refill American Oak Hogshead, 1 European Oak Sherry Butt
Number Bottled: 354 | Brora, Highlands


Tasting Notes


Deep, clear gold. No beading, slow legs.


Very mild and mellow, with no prickle. Fragrant notes of scented candle wax dance with smoke moorland flowers.




Appealingly smooth, mouth- filling and waxy in texture. Immediately sweet, spicy and smoky to taste, and sweet overall, with light balancing salt mid-palate.


Long, smooth and faintly waxy, with sweet warmth and light smoke that both linger in the tingling aftertaste.