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Overall rating
85.83/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Vintage
01.2006
Bottled
09.2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
300465
Number of bottles
180
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
WeiWei Fong. The label has a backside label as well.
Bottled for
WhiskyClub.co
Added on
25 Jul 2019 3:00 pm by dramspotter
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 222.72

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24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Royal Brackla 2006 TWA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.83 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

    Close to Cawdor Castle – famous from Shakespeare’s Macbeth – lies the Brackla distillery, founded
    By Captain William Fraser of Brackla in 1812. Since 1835 she calls herself Royal Brackla after receiving a royal warrant from King William IV. This single cask from 2006 was selected by my Taiwanese friend Joseph Wang and sports the very lovely WeiWei Fong on the label – if you do not know her, she is a Taiwanese top model and Instagram sensation. Not that this means anything for the quality of the liquid of course.

    The nose is light and dry, on white fruit and peach with a hint of lime in the background, as well as some green garden herbs. Something mildly bitter like chicory and soft and sweet like mocha, but in all honesty not very outspoken. After a few moments, some Galak Popri kicks in (for those unfamiliar, that’s white chocolate with puffed rice).

    Oh! That’s much better! A lot more character on the palate than the nose promised, that’s nice. Sturdy body, lots of white pepper and then a whole range of citrus notes: lemon, lime, mandarin and yuzu! Becomes very summery. The second sip adds some mocha and mango, as well as a hint of orangettes and pineapple. Some nuts too. Well, well, this is becoming quite pleasant indeed.

    The finish is medium long, somewhat peppery, but mostly fresh and lively. Summer dram.

    The nose really put me on the wrong foot. On the palate and in the finish this is a lovely, summery malt that allows itself to be enjoyed very easily on my terrace in southern France (with a cube of ice no less, fuck off!). Great cask selection by my Taiwanese friend that urges me to finish with a quote from England’s most famous author: ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?’.

  2. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Don't expect me to give a higher score for the label. The liquid is downright poor. Like another Royal Brackla from The Whisky Agency, this is another perfect example of slapping a label on to hook buyers in.

    Well at least I didn't pay for it. Thanks Samantha, again.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Dry, powdery and gritty. Very reserved, doesnt show any signs of life. Not even a powerful scents of citrus, wood or any other herbs.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Alright, perhaps the nose was shy, the body though, a little character. Sweet and tangy mango, pineapple and oranges. Hazelnut, warm chocolate and miniscule amounts of oils trickling down the throat.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium and rather flat. Where is the bright character of the body, where has it gone? Perhaps another nose like finishing. Poor.

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