Royal Brackla 16YO
Country: Scotland | Region: Highlands | Volume: 70cl | ABV: 40%
Royal Brackla was the first of only three distilleries to earn the 'Royal' epithet, receiving the industry's first Royal Warrant in 1835 from King William IV. The whisky was also reported to be a favourite of Queen Victoria when she ascended to the throne shortly afterwards, and was one of the malts from which Andrew Usher created the first blended whisky in the 1860s. The house style was described by Michael Jackson as 'Fruity, cleansing, sometimes with a dry, hot finish. A refresher or a pousse-cafe'. Today, Royal Brackla is Bacardi owned distillery.
Clean, bright aromas of fresh fruit – green apple, melon and pear – followed by warming notes of honey- and toffee-covered sponge cake. A touch of light, fresh floral notes, too, with a hint of ginger and cinnamon. Honeyed fruit on the palate at first, then warmer, spicy notes of cinnamon, ginger and clove. Very clean and bright – the fruit and spice leap from the glass. Nice toffee richness, too.
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