Went to The Feathers Pub for my belated birthday. And aimed to have some high end drams before they all went away and the LCBO hunts down anyone who even grows barley. Because that’s probably their next step.
Until 1967, the Brora distillery was named Clynelish. Then it changed names, and started making heavily peated whisky to fill in issues with Islay not getting their shit together.
Once Islay started “not having production issues” (see: being total wusses) in 1973, Brora started using less and less peat, with the odd heavily peated monster popping up.
Then in the 80s, like most of human decency, a couple human hearts, and basically any respect for the poor, they stopped. This was vastly seen as a bad idea, unless you were rich enough to buy the barrels, new hearts, and not starve.
I’ve had a few Broras since then. Which is nice, because…
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