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Brackla is a nervous little character and from royal descent. He creates esters. Esters are responsible for the aroma of many fruits. He once made an underripe banana smell like a pear! 97 more words

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Royal Brackla 21-year-old

Bought: Amazon, 7th December 2016

91/100 – Whisky Bible 2017
85.24/100 – Whiskybase (average from 36 member votes)

Towards the end of 2014 John Dewar & Sons Ltd decided to repackage 5 of their distillery brands under the title of ‘Last Great Malts’, which were Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie, Royal Brackla and The Deveron (see their YouTube promotional video… 274 more words

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Whisky: A Drink Fit for a King (or Queen)

Ruling a country is hard work. It should therefore come as no surprise that some monarchs need a drink from time to time. History is littered with examples of royalty who liked their booze perhaps a bit too much. 1,147 more words


Royal Brackla 33 yo 1976 #6920 Mackillop's Choice vs Royal Brackla 30 yo 1984/2015 Cadenhead

Like Royal Lochnagar and Glenury Royal, Brackla has a story on how it got its Royal prefix. No, you cannot use ‘Royal’ as your given name in the UK, this term is under statutory protection. 681 more words


Royal Brackla 1970 [bott 90’s] G&M CC Old map label 40%

I’ve encountered this twice now. Here’s both experiences:

  • N: Familiar, generic old style ’70’s nose. Not much clarity at all but pleasant enough in general. Some charred wood oil and mouldy sweet chestnuts offer a touch of complexity, but its very slight and there’s a touch of smelly feet as is occasionally customary from these generic 70’s ‘drinking fodder’ malts.
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The Last Great Malts

Dewar’s recently released a series of single malts collectively referred to as The Last Great Malts.  These include Aberfeldy, The Deveron, Aultmore, Royal Brackla, and Craigellachie.   531 more words



On stage at the Jane Mallett Theatre, actors playing a series of Scottish characters introduce us to five rare single malts. We stand and sit around on upended whisky barrels as their stories engage us. 1,445 more words

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