ROYAL BRACKLA 12 ans 40%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 19788
This 12 year old version is fit for a king: at once elegant and complex, a scotch dominated by almonds, vine fruits and subtle spices.
Founded in 1812 by Captain William Fraser, the ROYAL BRACKLA distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in the world. The single malt quickly attracted the favour of the King himself, proving that its royal title was more than just a name. Honoured in 1833 by order of King William IV, it was the first whisky to receive the royal title. In 1838, Queen Victoria repeated the honours, making ROYAL BRACKLA one of the most highly rated whiskies of its generation. Its gentle, herbaceous flavours result from its meticulous production process that reaches its apogee in a 72-hour fermentation process - the longest in the industry. It is also distilled in taller stills than most. After maturing first in bourbon casks, its 6 month sherry cask finish gives it a fruity, sweet finish that melts in the mouth.
- Nose : complex, open. Wavering between oxidative notes of very ripe fruit (passion fruit, grape) and at the same time honeyed and candied (pear, apple). Its extroverted character gradually becomes more intense. Other exotic fruits (pineapple, banana) and fine spices (saffron, coriander) provide great class. It becomes herby (fern) and slightly earthy. With its “old style” side, this Royal Brackla has bags of charm.
- Palate : fresh, elegant. Magnificently powdery (coconut, cocoa), the attack on the palate is so fine it will make your hair stand on end. It becomes more refined with every note, all the while showing great presence. Malted barley lays a foundation for white flowers, toffee, spices (ginger, ginseng) and even black fruits (blackberry, blueberry).
- Overall : long, silky. Fine grains and dehydrated fruit. It maintains only a divinely sweet liqueur. Citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit), pineapple and white peach refresh the palate. The retro-nasal olfaction evokes a top-quality Havana cigar and the empty glass is characterised by cinnamon and nutmeg.
- The brand
Founded in 1812, Brackla, also known under the name Royal Brackla, became the property of John Dewars & Sons Ltd (Bacardi) in 1998. In the 19th century, it was one of only three distilleries to be awarded the ‘Royal’ epithet by King William IV, and then by Queen Victoria in 1838. At the time, Brackla was extremely well-reputed. Its malt, highly-prized by blenders including Walkers and Dewars, was behind the first commercial success in the blending industry, created by Andrew Usher at the end of the 1850s.
- Delivery and payment
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