Insider knowledge: Royal Brackla 1998 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Royal Brackla 1998 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Warming toasty notes, rich malt and red berries. There's even a suggestion of tropical fruit in there too.
Palate: Chocolate orange, pear and cracked black pepper.
Finish: A creamy, medium length finish.
Overall: Top stuff from Royal Brackla.