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Royal Brackla 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

Royal Brackla 12 Year Old

Royal Brackla 12 Year Old Bottling Note

Royal Brackla was the very first Scottish distillery to receive 'royal' status when, in 1833, it was bestowed upon them by King William IV. Most of the distillery's production goes into Dewar's blends, but as with other Dewar's distilleries a single malt range has been launched as part of the Last Great Malts. For the Royal Brackla Oloroso casks have been used for a luxurious, regal feel, with beautiful packaging to match.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Florentines, Coco Pop cakes, slightly leafy, more ginger. A drop of water brings out more green apple and toasted almond.

Palate: Pain au raisin. Pain au chocolat. Baking spices and gateau.

Finish: Milk chocolate dusting (not cocoa) and a hint of fizzy apple sweets.

Overall: A distinguished Oloroso cask matured malt.

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Royal Brackla 12 Year Old Reviews

GRANT B, United Kingdom
28th April 2023
top dram
one of my fav 12's. one of my fav's overall too. smooth and dark fruited, with a nice sweetness.
Master of Malt Customer
3rd June 2021
Decent daily
Smooth and simple. Good sharing bottle or daily.
MR M A J F, United Kingdom
22nd January 2021
Smooth daily that opens up with a couple of drops of water.
It does everything that it says on the label. You can drink this neat or opened up with a drop or two of water. For me a good daily drinker. Not one for those that like a punchy in your face whisky so not for those who are after that but a very nice first time starter whisky.
Dawn N, Canada
19th September 2020
Good daily drinking dram
Very nice dram but the plastic covering at the top was three layers and almost impossible to get into. I almost cut myself three times trying to open it. That being said though - it was worth getting into. Not overly complicated but a nice smooth daily drinking dram. Bit pricey though for what you get - 130 in Canada. There are better 12 year olds for half the price.
Anton, Japan
25th December 2019
“ Shibui” as the Japanese would say.
A frown at first so a bit of water to open it up. Very clean, polished and smooth finish. Tidy in the mouth. No excessive “charisma” which means two or three down the hatch before you notice. It has gravitas. The overweight bottle is a delight as is the presentation.
Eric H, United States
5th December 2019
Complete Disappointment

Tastes cheap with mismatched tastes. Not enjoyable. Almost doubtful the formula is followed.
Master of Malt Customer
21st April 2018
A nice 12 year old
I purchased a bottle of this at a big box stores in Chicago on Black Friday after Thanksgiving. It was on sale, roughly $30, so I bought it. I am not disappointed. Rasin, Coco, Apple with a Sherry taste fill the mouth. It has a long spicy finish. This is a nice change from Glenfiddich and Glenlivet and it us beautifully packaged.
Master of Malt Customer
24th January 2018
Hidden Goodness. Just add a drop of water
The nose was inviting. At first taste it was a bit sharp but a drop of water brought out all charm and beauty. Solid 12 year for the price. After all I don't think a King would co-sign some shite in a bottle "The king's own shite" 😂😂.
Aivar H, Estonia
9th December 2017
Nice try...
Quite intense and spicy nose at the beginning, later revealing some chocolate and forest berries. The nose was promising, but taste is sharp and finish short, a lot of plain alcohol considering there's only 40% ABV and surprisingly no pereptible evidence about 12 years in cask. Expectations were higher as we are talking about 12 YO single malt. But surely there are people who like it and who appreciate the work.
Master of Malt Customer
2nd September 2017
Hmm not impressed
A bit disappointed with this. I like Sherry casks like aberlour abunadh. The nose is lovely but definitely not much to the end very short. Cardhu, Johnnie walker platinum and balblair 90 outshine this by miles. If your looking for a cheaper whisky to share with friends on a boozy night then feel free but not one for sipping in front of the fire with the book and savouring

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