Royal Brackla was the first distillery to receive a royal warrant in 1835 from King William IV. During World War II the distillery was taken over by the RAF and used as a school for new pilots. It was renovated in 1966 and was sold to Bacardi-Martini. Today, not much is seen or heard from Royal Brackla because most of it goes into making Dewars white label. This 12 year is a 2015 release and is finished in first-fill Oloroso sherry casks.
DISTILLED 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.
“This is stew through and through. Smoked whitefish, stewed fruits, and green herbs make for a broth-like bouquet. Up front the palate has refreshing fruit, bayleaf, and strong salinity. Then wet peat, soot, and smoke linger on the finish. It’s traditional Scottish cuisine right in your glass.”