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Overall rating
85.24/100
votes
81
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000277000869
Added on
08 Aug 2015 9:08 am by John Barleycorn

Average value

€ 184.49

9 × in wishlist

81 × member ratings

153 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Royal Brackla 21-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.24 points

  1. logo229 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasty but very high priced
    • Nose
      87 87
      Leathery, intense draft, dates, figs, sour edge, pleasantly mild spicy
    • Taste
      86 86
      Woody sweetness, dates, figs, milk chocolate, mild and creamy, salt, oak
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long, pronounced oaky elements with a nice blend of fruit and vanilla notes

  3. tomjcollins85 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Sb17sw scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Sweet grassy with hints of pear.

    Bit musky like an old school whisky.

    The low ABV lets me down though.

  5. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    very delicious, I buy it
    • Nose
      very fruity, dark red fruits, sweet, caramel, honey, very round, no alcohol noticeable. Very harmonious and harmonious, makes you want to taste it
    • Taste
      directly very strong onset, sweet, fruity, and very round. Much stronger than one would expect for 40% alcohol. Nice sherry flavors, nuts with raisins, darker chocolate and then salt.
      The oak flavor is very discreet.
      The taste is very harmonious
    • Finish
      medium to long, it remains a sparkling sweet-fruity and salty oak.
      From the throat Sherrynoten, especially sweet nut flavors

  6. megabreit scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Tasty drop, but I expected at 21 years but a bit more depth. Even the only 40% let him come to me rather scanty.
    • Nose
      slight beeswax, subtle fruitiness, very mild
    • Taste
      mild and velvety, caramel and butter biscuit, behind it a little bee honey and dry oak tones
    • Finish
      When it starts to get a little bit watery, the caramel and oak tones still fade away

  7. mjr1987 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose: Linseed oil to start, mixed with a little furniture polish. Stewed Darjeeling with a drop of heather honey sweetness.

    Palate: Rich tea biscuits, distant orchard fruits, flaked raw almonds. Dusty leather books that have just been polished.

    Finish: Old dry wood, tannins and dissolved soft brown sugar. Dry but with more body and lengthier finish than I've ever received from a 40%er. 

    Not overly sweet, feels like it's a whisky from another era. Must have some much older stock than 21YO in there.

    Surprisingly great. The price tag is getting up there now. Probably worth £100 not £200.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Something completely different, especially.
    • Nose
      He smells quite unusual. Rather dry, slightly fruity, dry grapes, spices, plums.
    • Taste
      Also in the taste continues the special note. Hard to define what it tastes like. But maybe that's the fad ...

  10. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It would be a very pleasant malt with cask strength. So, unfortunately, it is quite restrained.
    • Nose
      Raisin, prune, antique skin and a little caramel
    • Taste
      Pleasant spicy start, then sweet sherry, plum,
      rum cherry and blueberry
    • Finish
      Medium length, creamy, spicy

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