Royal Brackla 21 Year
Royal Brackla // Highlands, Scotland
The eldest of three recent Royal Brackla releases, the 21 year old heads up the distillery's new single malt lineup. Touted as The King's Own Whisky since receiving a royal warrant in the early 19th century, Royal Brackla is known for both its long fermentation period and tall, slowly run stills, producing a profile rich in esters and their fruity notes.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeoloroso sherry butts
"The nose is ripe with tropical fruits like papaya and guava, along with sherry, grassy and hay notes, and a light touch of smoke in the background. The palate offers more sherry along with an accompanying nuttiness, honey, and an overall rich, full profile, with a moderately oily mouthfeel. The finish is luxuriously rich and smooth, with caramel, more honey and sherry, and a return of those tropical fruits at the tail end, completing the cycle and asking you to start anew. "