Royal Brackla Single Malt Scotch Whisky tasting notes
 

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Royal Brackla - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: used to be classified as a Speyside (Jackson) but officially a Highlands (SWR 2009).
WF Distillery Ranking: Quatrième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: active - Stills: 4 (2 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1812
Address: Cawdor, Nairn, Morayshire IV12 5QY - Phone: +44 (0) 1667 404 280
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My favourite expression so far:
Royal Brackla 27 yo 1975/2002 'Green Brackla' (59.7%, The Whisky Exchange, cask #5471, 204 bottles)
92 points - Last tasted: December 31, 2005 - Tasting notes: here
Royal Brackla
General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
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MM Distillery profile:
he Royal Brackla distillery is located in the Speyside area of Scotland, at least according to legendary whisky writer (not infamous child molester) Michael Jackson. However, most other whisky writers place Brackla (the 'Royal' part is optional) in the Northern Highlands region and according to a little survey I did it seems that most certified malt maniacs agree. .
... More on Malt Madness.

Brackla

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Royal Brackla NAS (40%, OB, Italy) - no notes - 70
  • Royal Brackla 10 yo (43%, OB, Flora & Fauna, late 1990’s) - 010707
  • Royal Brackla 12 yo (43%, OB for John Bisset – Zenith, 1980’s) - 010707
  • Royal Brackla 16 yo (57%, OB, Zenith Import Italy, b. in the 70’s) - 190204
OB - vintage
  • Royal Brackla 20 yo 1978/1998 (59.8%, UD Rare Malts) - no notes - 80
The Bottlers
  • Royal Brackla 24 yo 1975/1999 (61.6%, The Bottlers, cask #5473) - no notes - 89
Cadenhead
  • Royal Brackla 26 yo 1966/1991 (56.9%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection) - 070512
  • Royal Brackla 30 yo 1976/2006 (53.6%, Cadenhead, Chairman's Stock, 126 bottles) - 080208
  • Royal Brackla 16 yo 1992/2009 (54.7%, Cadenhead, bourbon, 183 bottles) - 240210
  • Royal Brackla 20 yo 1992/2013 (52.4%, Cadenhead, sherry, 180 bottles) - 190413
Coopers Choice
  • Royal Brackla 16 yo 1984/2001 (43%, Cooper's Choice) - no notes - 84
Douglas Laing
  • Royal Brackla 22 yo 1976/1999 50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 217 bottles) - 080208
  • Royal Brackla 10 yo 1998/2009 (56.8%, Douglas Laing for VCWC 2009, Refill Hogshead, ref #DL4528, 317 bottles) - 080711
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Royal Brackla 14 yo 1969 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur’s Choice, old brown label, +/- 1983) - 190413
  • Royal Brackla 1970/1986 (40%, G&M Connoisseur’s Choice) - 010707
  • Royal Brackla 1970 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, old map label, +/-1990) - 140512
  • Royal Brackla 15 yo 1972/1988 (64.5%, Gordon & MacPhail for Intertrade, 558 bottles) - 190413
Jack Wieber Whisky World
  • Royal Brackla 1976/2006 (61.2%, The Cross Hill JWWW, sherry cask) - 050306
James MacArthur
  • Royal Brackla 12 yo (65%, James MacArthur, The London Scottish Malt Whisky Society, cask #4782, +/-1985) - 190413
MacKillop's Choice
  • Royal Brackla 1976/2001 (62.2%, MacKillop’s Choice, cask #6916) - no notes - 88
Murray McDavid
  • Royal Brackla 27 yo 1975/2003 (46%, Murray McDavid, Mission) - no notes - 85
Scotch Single Malt Circle
  • Royal Brackla 1976/1988 (66.2%, McLelland’s for Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #1976/924) - 080208
Scott's Selection
  • Royal Brackla 1976/2003 (57.1%, Scott's Selection) - 311205
Signatory
  • Royal Brackla 14 yo 1978/1993 (43%, Signatory, casks #11079-11081, 1200 bottles) - 190413
  • Royal Brackla 9 yo 1991/2000 (43%, Signatory, refill sherry, cask #6362, 928 bottles) - 190413
Single Malts of Scotland
  • Royal Brackla 27 yo 1975/2002 'Green Brackla' (59.7%, The Whisky Exchange, cask #5471, 204 bottles) - 311205
Various IB
  • Royal Brackla 25 yo (46%, The Whisky Companion, fino sherry cask, 2007) - 240210
  • Royal Brackla 1979/2004 (46%, Strathblair Collection 2, 90 bottles) - 010707
  • Royal Brackla 1983 (57.5%, The Whisky Connoisseur) - 050306
 
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