Thursday, June 27, 2024


The Diageo owned Brora Distillery, has today marked its third anniversary of reopening, by announcing the launch of its second distillery exclusive bottling.

Brora 44 Year Old Untold Depths (49.1% ABV) which is a single cask, single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1977, celebrates the distillery’s Warehouse No 1 - an elusive place that has matured many of Brora’s most treasured casks over the years.

Brora 44 Year Old Untold Depths

This latest limited-edition release, comes at a crucial moment in Brora distillery’s future, as the distillers turn their craft to recreating this famed style of the distillery’s past, distilled between 1969 and 1981 that became celebrated as Brora's Age of Peat. This style is once again being crafted in the stillhouse, as Brora enters a ‘New Age of Peat.’

Beyond welcoming a New Age of Peat, 2024 also marks the moment that the very first cask filled from the reawakened distillery come of age – no longer to be classed ‘new make spirit’, but now they will finally become Scotch whisky; they will become Brora.

The whisky in the casks will not be bottled for many years to come but can now be sampled by those wanting to exclusively experience this new Brora. From July, a small taste will be introduced to those who visit the distillery’s hallowed buildings on the Eras of Brora tour to honour a merging of these parallel and interacting timespans, as Brora produces whisky once again.

Commenting on the launch, Dr Craig Wilson, Diageo Master Blender, said: “The second in a series of releases from the distillery, ‘Untold Depths’ is a classic pairing of a gentle cask and medium peating which explores the full depth of taste of which Brora is capable. On the nose the whisky holds waxy hints of fragrant incense and green grape skins drift through light peat smoke, then dried herb and scented oil slowly rising through a swirl of buttery toffee. Waxy-smooth, the sweet, lightly fruity taste reaches a long and fragrant finish with a pinch of white pepper.”

Limited to 150 bottles, Brora 44 Year Old Untold Depths, will be available in July, directly from the distillery, for a RRP of £10,000.

Posted by Steve Rush