Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
08 Aug 2015 9:12 am by John Barleycorn

Average value

€ 48.96

10 × in wishlist

171 × member ratings

330 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Royal Brackla 12-year-old

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.51 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. 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.

  3. gaboruso scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Squinugie scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

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

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

    20 19 20 19 78

  8. 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.

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Lumpowitz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Fruity sherry, red grapes, citrus (orange, lemon), milk chocolate, a tiny trace of smoke, liquid caramel.
    • Taste
      Milk chocolate, mild sherry.
    • Finish
      Medium long with some oak and dark chocolate.


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