Brora 1981 Prima & Ultima Third Release Scotch Whisky


Behold the culmination of rarity and distinction with the Brora 1981 Prima & Ultima Third Release Scotch Whisky. Representing the final release of the 1981 Brora expression, this whisky stands as a true gem in the world of whisky collectibles. Crafted during a time when less whisky was produced and the peat levels were more subdued, this offering showcases a unique facet of the Brora distillery's heritage.

Selected by Dr Craig Wilson for the esteemed Prima & Ultima series, Brora 1981 is part of a carefully curated collection of exceptional whiskies. This expression presents a departure from the heavily peated Brora profile, highlighting the influence of American Oak hogshead and European Oak Sherry butt casks. Fragrant notes of scented candle wax intertwine with smoke and moorland flowers, creating an aromatic dance that captivates the senses. The whisky reveals a smooth, waxy texture that is both sweet and lightly smoky, delivering a harmonious balance of flavors.

Tasting Notes

The whisky exhibits a deep and clear gold hue, showcasing no beading and slow legs.


The nose is incredibly mild and mellow, devoid of any prickle. Fragrant notes of scented candle wax take center stage, entwined with wisps of smoke and the delicate essence of moorland flowers.

On the palate, the whisky unfolds with an appealingly smooth, mouth-filling, and waxy texture. It immediately reveals a delightful interplay of sweetness, spiciness, and smokiness, with an overall sweet profile complemented by a light balancing saltiness in the mid-palate.

The finish is long, smooth, and faintly waxy, leaving behind a lingering warmth and subtle notes of smoke. The tingling aftertaste is characterized by a harmonious blend of sweetness and gentle smoke.

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Brora with the extraordinary Brora 1981 Prima & Ultima Third Release Scotch Whisky. This meticulously curated expression showcases the lesser-known side of Brora, revealing a whisky of immense quality and nuance. Savour the elegance and allure of this rare whisky, a true testament to the artistry of the distillery and the enduring legacy it represents.

Bottle Size: 750ml
ABV: 44.7%

Review - Brora 1981 Prima & Ultima Third Release Scotch Whisky

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