Royal Brackla 21-year-old

Overall rating
88.90/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB185644
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Finish
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso, Palo Cortado & Pedro Ximénez Sherry
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
7640171035741
Added on
18 jun 2021 11:31 pm by djmaxliving
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 270.34

32 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Royal Brackla 21-year-old

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.90 points.

  1. sphinx scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Maca**** 18yo Affordable Alternative

    Parallel to 25 cws 54%, 25 is good 91
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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  3. Atomhase scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

  4. FeydRautha scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful nose. Sweet and sour. Spicy. Clearly sherry, but not to the point that it overwhelms everything else. Wonderfully integrated. Fruity but amazingly fresh fruit for 21 years. The wood comes through. Christmas spices. Also a meaty umami note. No misses.
    First sherry on the tongue. Slightly sweet, slightly sulphurous. But then it quickly turns into a clearly bitter oak note. Very spicy. Fleshy. Nut. Dark chocolate. Leather. Good alcohol strength, but could do with two or three more turns.
    Only in the finish does it fall off a bit now. It's relatively short. Dry. malty.

    Hmm, difficult. Really, really like it. Only the finish is disappointing. And 220€ round about...heavy. I'm still tempted to put a bottle on the shelf. A really nice, old school whisky. deep, complex. Not overloaded. Nice.

  6. SuppenHuhn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Benjamin_Wang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very weak on the nose, but it has a full mouthfeel, full body sweetness, and some cinnamon, clove, and syrup, maybe a little too soft. Good but no fancy. Considering the price, it is definitely a NO BUYING.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. sidqi scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. mshenk617 scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Nose: Beautiful malt notes, then caramel, dark toffee, dark plums/cherry, poached pears with a nice citrus/orange note.
    Taste: stewed fruits (pears, apples), great coffee, choc notes, oak present, nice hit of spice on finish.
    Give this time in the glass and you will be rewarded. Big, rich, great balance between sweet and savory notes. Highly recommend!

  10. huangshantong scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    At one stage it was extremely cheap.
    But I still feel that underestimated price and overestimated quality exist.
    Objectively speaking, it will be a good ration, but that's all, it still has a gap from many excellent works. Even at the same price point, it's not a standout.
    Don't pay for the guidance of people with ulterior motives against their will.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. lewenthefox scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    underrated distillery
    • Nose
      91 91
      fresh fruit, dried mushroom, honey , grape peel
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fruity goodness for a corerange this is damn good.
    • Finish
      85 85
      not much going on here
      clean some nut and fruit.
      good stuff
      don't over look this distillery

  12. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Royal Brackla is one of those distilleries that people overlook in favour of the more well known ones which is a shame as they can produce nice whisky as this latest 21 years bottling proves.
    No notes tasted at a show.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. Seanzhang scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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