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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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Tasting Notes

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

Scotch Whisky


Just when the Scotch Bucket is almost down to the bottom, salvation arrives in a surprise package.  965 more words

Scotch Whisky

A Brace of Royal Brackla

Several months ago I was lucky enough to be shown around at Royal Brackla distillery. Its always been a favourite, mostly because its just along the road from my in-laws and it always reminds me of time spent up North. 241 more words


Delivery Day

Had a couple of interesting recent arrivals at Amateur Drammer HQ.

Firstly some tasty looking Royal Brackla…

And my first Glenrothes!

Full reviews and tasting notes uploaded soon.


Royal Brackla 21 Year Old Review

Following the reviews of the Royal Brackla 12 & 16 Year old, it’s time to try the high end expression, the Royal Brackla 21 Year Old. 231 more words

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