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Overall rating
87.20/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB142513
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
House of McCallum (HoMc)
Bottling serie
The Vintage Collection
Vintage
07.11.2008
Bottled
09.2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Aloxe-Corton Wine Cask Finish
Casknumber
310869 - 310871
Number of bottles
1013
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Nov 2019 8:53 am by Frieda K.
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 74.87

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Whisky Reviews for Royal Brackla 2008 HoMc

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.20 points

  1. whiskydramo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Primarily cherry, toffee, caramel. I.e. sherry influenced but strong.
      When nose got used to the top layer, it smells more like pear. Some hay.
      dried fig from bottom.
      Pineapple and banana from the side.
      I caught Mandarin orange from further away
      And some hazelnut.
      More fruity than sherry after breathing
      Earthy from bottom after a sip.
    • Taste
      Started with Toffee and got sweeter and Richer
      med-to-strong Spiciness then kicked in.
      Then turned thicker and bitter like chocolate
    • Finish
      Dry
      Still can taste some fruity toffee
      Pepper in mouth then throat
      Then black tea at the end of the my tongue

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Quite powerful, spicy and very obvious notes of a wine cask, probably a very slight sulphury note but nothing bad
    • Nose
      87 87
      Nuts and raisins, wineish notes, whiffs of leather, probably also little farmy or earthy, hints of an old wooden cabinet, spices, little brown sugar
    • Taste
      88 88
      Punchy, oily, little creamy, subtle sweetness, spices, more wineish notes, little dried fruits and raisins, hints of cooked oranges, little oak cask, little leather notes
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm, spicy, more punchy, little peppery, ginger

  3. Demasy scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    In the nose there's this metallic note, i also got a while back in a HP, but it was way less present in the Brackla/

    It's a fruity easy sipping dram that will not offend.

    The aftertaste reminds me of a port finish, as it has that bit of dark chocolat going on in there. but not nearly as much as the linkwood single cask from cooper's choice for example from last year

    What was remarkable for me in this dram, was that from the moment of opening there is not a single harsh or sharp edge to be detected. The lack of it especially stood out in the aftertaste.. There's no burn whatsoever. Very peculiar.
    It was not my first whisky of the evening though, so next session i'll have this one first to compare.
    But even then, i was surprised at every sip how easy it was to sip this away..
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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