Overall rating
85.33/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB171221
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (MSWD)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited Edition
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
912
Strength
47.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 dec 2020 5:31 pm by peatbogger
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 62.83

3 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Royal Brackla 2008 MSWD

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.33 points.

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice honeyed malt with a sherried accompaniment. Light and not a heavy sherry. Easy to drink and enjoy
    • Nose
      88 88
      Rich sweet malt, nutty dark musty sherry, stewed strawberries
    • Taste
      89 89
      Honey, spices, sweet yet balanced, the sherry surrounds the drink but doesn’t take center stage,
    • Finish
      86 86
      Light spice, touch of oak, sour cherries

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  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. valasios scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted on 06-20-2021 in Wustrow.
    N83 G82 A82

  6. RoytjeV scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. g2ther scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. jan.berg scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Color: gold with a slight red tint
    Viscosity: oily
    Dram: undiluted

    Conclusion / history:
    The Royal Brackla distillery, founded in 1812 by William Fraser, is located in the Highlands in northern Scotland. In 1835, following a decree by King Wilhelm IV, it was the first distillery to use the addition Royal as part of its name and to supply the royal court. After a turbulent period in which the distillery's grounds were used as a base by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, the owners of the distillery at that time subjected the distillery to a comprehensive renovation in 1965/66 and closed their own malt floors. Royal Brackla no longer malts itself. The distillery has a total of six wooden washbacks and two stainless steel washbacks. The fermentation time is 70 hours. In 1970 the Royal Brackla Distillery expanded from two to four stills. The long fermentation time, the long forerun (30 minutes), a slow distillation and the reflux through the rising Lyne Arms of the distillery create a very fruity and elegant style. Bacardi has owned the distillery since it was sold by United Distillers (now Diageo).
    The master blender is Stephanie Maclead (since 2006) who has been with Bacardi since 1998 and she is one of the few women who heads a distillery.
    I think that the barrel management is terrific with these Carn mor fillings and that the character of the distillate comes through very nicely and is not covered by the barrel.
    The malt is incredibly fruity, sweet and paired with a great creaminess. The sherry aromas are not too dominant and only underline the fruitiness and the basic character of Royal Brackla. A really great malt and the alcohol strength is just right from my point of view. This whisky is really fun

    My rating system:
    100-95: Exceptional whiskys
    80-94: top whisky
    50-79: standard whisky
    0-49: flops
    • Nose
      82 82
      The nose starts off sweetly with a certain creaminess, accompanied by a nice fruitiness. Melted butter, granny's freshly cooked vanilla pudding with red jelly, fresh sweet popcorn from the fair, a whole potpourri of fruits, mirabelle plums, apricots, unripe oranges, but also dark fruits like raspberries and blackberries, freshly cooked strawberry jam, lemon zest, with time it becomes always fruity, almost like ACE juice, bags of snacks that you absolutely want to reach into, gummy bears, light liquorice notes, light barrel char, ginger hot, old leather sofa, nutmeg, apple compote
    • Taste
      79 79
      The taste also shows beautiful fruity notes paired with a great creaminess on the tongue. Light peppery notes. In general, however, fruity notes of oranges, mirabelle plums, apricots and sugared raspberries predominate. Freshly cooked vanilla pudding, liquorice snails, fresh peeled oranges, cooked strawberry jam, caramel candies, light ginger spiciness, ACE juice, gummy bears, fresh popcorn in the cinema, red fruit tea, blackberry jam
    • Finish
      79 79
      The finish is once again a nice conclusion to the fruitiness, which is complemented by slightly bitter notes. Roasted coffee beans, espresso, nutty moments of almonds, peanuts and pecans, but overall the fruity notes that have already been described remain

  9. domani scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Smooth whisky with a soft sherry note. With increasing oxidation, it loses a little of its balance and strength. It was still fun and will be fondly remembered - 02/05/2021
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fine sherry note, red fruits, fruit tea, strong bourbon vanilla, cream candy, soapy perfume note, scented candle
    • Taste
      86 86
      Tart, cereals, soft sherry tones, soapy, grape juice, vanilla, very soft texture, slight heat, fresh ginger, oak, milk chocolate, caramel, sugared fruits
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length

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