Tasting notes: Royal Brackla 16 year old

Royal Brackla 16 year old
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A Royal Brackla 16 year old, that’s a first time for me, nor have I ever¬†tasted another one from their range. And that is not so strange either. Though the distillery has been here for a¬†while, their core range isn’t.

The distillery was built in 1812 and is currentely¬†operated by John Dewar’s & Sons for Bacardi. It was mainly used for blends until 2014¬†when Dewar‚Äôs announced that a range of single malts would be launched in 2015. Among those were the¬†12, 16, and 21-year-old Royal Brackla.

This Royal Brackla has a 1st fill Oloroso sherry cask finish and is bottled at 40% ABV.

Royal Brackla 16 year old tasting notes:

Nose: Coco oil and a bit of wax. Orange peels, mixed with honey sweetness. Raisins and figs are here to find as well. It is also a bit nutty. Quite simple and straightforward, but I like it.

Taste: Some dried fruits, mainly raisins and prunes. Creamy caramel and toffee. Nutty as well. This is all followed by a hint of balsamic, and there is some oak too. Maybe a little bit flat, but it tastes still very nice.

Finish:¬†The finish is short to mid-long with hints of chocolate and toffee. Oak too. It’s a little bit drying.

A pleasant whisky, which I really enjoyed. It is not overly complex, but it’s very tasty. It¬†may use a slightly higher ABV,¬†that would just give it a little bit more power.

Many thanks to JJ from Whiskyrover for the sample, you can read his review here.

 


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85
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