Brackla’s back big time

Brackla’s back big time

Royal Brackla relaunches its range of single malt whiskies on a mission to create the finest Sherry finished whisky in the world.

News | 04 Oct 2019

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The new range of Royal Brackla consists of Royal Brackla 12YO finished in Oloroso Sherry casks, Royal Brackla 18Y0 finished in Palo Cortado Sherry casks and Royal Brackla 21YO finished in Oloroso, Palo Cortado and Pedro Ximinez Sherry casks.

Building on its remarkable history to create an exciting future, this range pays homage to Royal Brackla distillery founder Captain William Fraser, traditional production techniques and its distillery character, in a move to create its finest whisky yet.

Founded in 1812 and granted a Royal Warrant by King William IV in 1833, Royal Brackla is known as The King's Own Whisky. Staying true to tradition, the new range has no caramel colouring added and is non-chill-filtered.

The refined range features increased prominence for the age statement, with every bottle guaranteeing a specific interaction with the wood. This includes a move in emphasis from 16YO to 18YO and an accentuation on the finishing across the range.

After several years of trialling and exploring different Sherries to give an extra layer of luxury to this fragrant and fruity whisky, malt master Stephanie MacLeod, has chosen three types for finishing Royal Brackla. Every expression in the new range is finished in the finest first fill Sherry casks, sourced directly from Spain to ensure exceptional quality.

The new Royal Brackla range will be bottled at 46% ABV in response to consumer demand and will makes its global debut in May 2020 with China Duty Free Group luxury airport stores in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Tasting notes (from producer)

Royal Brackla 12
Matured in American Oak, a combination of first-fill, refill and rechar.
Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks
Tasting note: Rich and exuberant – the full bodied spice of Oloroso, and the bright summer breeze of Royal Brackla elegantly combine as a smooth and inviting dram – ripe peaches, black cherries, chocolate covered almonds and muscovado sugar.

Royal Brackla 18
Matured in American Oak, a combination of first-fill, refill and rechar.
Finished in Palo Cortado sherry casks
Tasting note: Enticing and complex – rich spices, creamy vanilla, big, succulent soft fruits and cocoa powder, brightened with a zing of citrus.

Royal Brackla 21YO
Matured in American Oak, a combination of first-fill, refill and rechar.
Finished in a blend of Pedro Ximenez, Oloroso and Palo Cortado Sherry casks
Tasting note: Regal and assured – syrupy toffee notes with richly fragrant summer berries warmed by the sun and dusted in cinnamon and muscovado sugar

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