Buyer toasts £15,000 pur­chase of Brora sin­gle malt whisky

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

One of the world’s rarest whiskies, a bot­tle of Brora sin­gle malt dis­tilled in 1972, has fetched al­most £15,000 at auc­tion in Hong Kong.

The sin­gle bot­tle is Brora’s old­est of­fi­cial whisky from its “golden-age” of dis­tillery and has been age­ing for 44 years in an ex-sherry butt in Scot­land.

An un­named buyer se­cured the bot­tle with a £14,534 bid at the Bon­hams sale.

Richard Walker, global head of malts at Di­a­geo, said: “The 1972 Brora is an ex­quis­ite sin­gle malt with un­par­al­leled his­tory and her­itage. It rep­re­sents the pin­na­cle of Di­a­geo’s sin­gle malt Scotch whisky re­serves and ap­peals to epi­cure­ans, col­lec­tors and in­vestors alike.

“With con­nois­seurs all over the world as­pir­ing to have a 1972 Brora on their shelves, we de­cided to give whisky lovers a rare op­por­tu­nity to bid for this one-off bot­tle.

“The fact that it has been sold for over the es­ti­mated price speaks vol­umes about its al­lure.”

Martin Green, Bon­hams whisky spe­cial­ist, said: “This was a very spe­cial bot­tle of whisky – a true one-off – and I’m not sur­prised that it was con­tested so fiercely nor that it sold for such an im­pres­sive price.”

Donna Methven, pro­duc­tion team leader at Di­a­geo in Leven, with the Brora malt.

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