ROYAL BRACKLA 16 year old 40%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 19772
Built in 1812, the Royal Brackla distillery is situated in the north-west of Speyside. In 1835, it became the first distillery to be granted a Royal Warrant by order of King William IV. Highly exclusive, the single malt made by this distillery perfectly reflects the region’s lush green countryside. With a pro - nounced honey flavour, this 16-year-old version has also crossed the Atlantic Ocean to visit Ken - tucky, the land of bourbon whiskey.
Profile: malted barley and marmalade, backed up by mild spices (cinnamon, coriander) and a handful of heady florals (peony, hyacinth).
- Appearance : topaz
- Nose : firm, powerful. A combination of exotic fruit (mango), dried fruit (walnut), beeswax and precious woods, the initial nose is very assertive. It develops into malted barley and marmalade. Very lively, it becomes increasingly chocolatey and liquoricey.
- Palate : creamy, silky. The attack on the palate wavers between different honeys (acacia, pine, heather) and fruit (pear, Mirabelle plums, apricot). In some ways, it is reminiscent of bourbon whiskey, particularly its exuberant woodiness. A few pinches of mild spices (cinnamon, coriander), as well as a handful of heady florals (peony, hyacinth) gives the back of the palate a very pleasant feeling of maturity.
- Overall : round, rich. Balsamic, (cypress, pine), it is also marked with notes of cocoa beans and Bourbon vanilla. It then starts to make its way to the shelter of a cool, damp warehouse. The retro-olfaction adds a succulent gingerbread note and delicious wafts of pipe tobacco. The empty glass perfectly embodies the fruity, floral scents of Speyside single malt.
- 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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