Latest update: May 10th 2012
BRORA DISTILLERY PICTURES
CLYNELISH / BRORA DISTILLERY 2012
The pictures in the slide show at the left, were taken by Frans Brouwer – The Whisky Friend. The pictures are used with kind permission from him.
BRORA DISTILLERY VISIT 2008
When you are paying a visit to the Clynelish distillery, there is one thing that you absolutely have to do. Just cross to the other side to visit Brora distillery, or rather, the remains of Brora distillery.
The distillery that started out under the name Clynelish, was closed in 1969. When it re-opened in 1975, it was named Brora. It was closed however definitely in 1983, but you can still have a look at the cast-iron mashtun, a washback and the 2 stills. They are still in place and waiting to be taken out. The buildings will stay around as they are part of Scottish historic heritage. This means that Diageo has to keep them in a decent shape, so we will be able to a least see the buildings of this historic distillery.
When visiting the Clynelish distillery, originally named Clynelish 2, I was also told that in the near future a 25-year-old bottling is to be expected. The possibility that this will be the last official Brora bottling is very high. This means that we can only look out for an eventual bottling by independent bottler, although no one knows of there are any casks around there.