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Overall rating
80.54/100
votes
179
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5000277000661
Added on
08 Aug 2015 9:12 am by John Barleycorn
Chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49.44

11 × in wishlist

179 × member ratings

343 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Royal Brackla 12-year-old

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.54 points

  1. Lumpowitz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Fruity, swings back and forth between sweetness and acidity. Raspberries, gooseberries, sultanas, ripe lemons, marzipan, nuts, milk chocolate. Good complexity.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly full-bodied for the 43% alcohol. Fruity sherry, whole milk and nut chocolate, fine spices. The sweetness declines, dryness prevails.
    • Finish
      Medium length finish with delicate wood notes, nuts and nutmeg.

  2. peej84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  3. GTATurbo scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Weirdly nice but not. Hard to describe the issues, but also hard to describe the good. Overall pretty average for me.
    • Nose
      84 84
      I get the sherry, the oak, some banana peel, almond, and red berry. Pretty decent nose overall
    • Taste
      72 72
      Very meh.... Just average, with vanilla, some oak coming through, but a distinct alcohol taste which almost overpowers it.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Short to medium, with some red berries presenting at the end. Still feeling the alcohol effects which detracts from the overall enjoyment.

  4. gaboruso scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. Squinugie scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  7. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      68 68

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    20 19 20 19 78

  9. ballunder scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Unfortunately, just too underpowered. Some decent sherry notes mixed in there and an interesting bitter or sharp "bite" on the palette at the death. However, there is a little bit of watery-ness too that I found a bit off-putting.

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Solid malty Speysider with a nutty, dry sherry touch. Tasty, but nothing unusual.

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