Whisky Review #34 – Royal Brackla 12 Years Old

Royal Brackla Distillery has a long history that dealt with Kings and Queens. It started with the Highland whisky winning the heart of King William IV of the United Kingdom. Captain William Frasers of Brackla House founded Brackla Distillery on the estate of the Cawdor Castle in 1812. After King William IV chose the Brackla whisky as his whisky for the Royal Court, the distillery was granted a Royal Warrant. This precious warrant allowed the distillery to wear the word “Royal” in its name, making it one of the three distilleries ever honoured with such a title.

This particular Royal Brackla expression is bottled specially for John Bisset & Co. and made available only in the Italian market.

Tasting Notes:

Colour: White Wine
ABV: 43%

Nose: Freshly cut grass with aromas of wild flowers and spicy toffee opens the nose. A little peat comes through as you nose it longer. (18/20)

Palate: Sweet toffee comes through with the first sip, with bbq meat sauce becoming more evident as you savoured it. Slight smoke but yet grassy and mellow on the palate. (17/20)

Body: Well balanced with a good mix of smoke and grass. A pleasant old style malt. (35/40)

Finish: Short finish. Pleasant toffee sweetness lingers just a while. (17/20)

Total Grade: 87 /100 


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