Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Importer Zenith Italia
Bottle code
Bottled for
John Bisset Co Ltd.
Added on
12 May 2009 6:45 pm

Average value

€ 220.88

6 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Royal Brackla 12-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. Suevia scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Excellent and charmingly old-school malt

  2. KonstUA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 21.5, finish 21.5, balance 21.5

  3. Danbog scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    21 22 21 22

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 22 21 22 87

    perfumes and old sherry barrels - a great combination!

  5. GLEN MAUR did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting note by Serge Valentin

    Royal Brackla 12 yo (43%, OB for John Bisset – Zenith, 1980’s) Colour: white wine. Nose: now we’re talking. What’s interesting is that the profile is pretty much the same (milky and porridgy) but the balance is truly superior, with lots of other aromas coming through: praline, wild flowers, cornflakes, violets… There are traces of peat and the same farminess as in the G&M but again, the whole is much better balanced. Mouth: excellent attack on grains and caramel with quite some salt. Goes on with vanilla crème, hints of tequila, lemon, tea, liquorice stick, lots of soft spices (quite some curry!) Gets more and more peppery with time… Lots of body and oomph at 43%. A very good old style malt, nicely rustic. 87 points.

  6. WithKeys scored this whisky 48 points Member Junior

    Tastes like nothing but wet leaves. Fair price though.
    • Nose
      58 58
    • Taste
      35 35
    • Finish
      35 35

  7. Foamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    For it’s age it certainly does not smell as young stuff.
    There’s a very nice ‘farmy’ smell, grassy. Almost like composted grass.
    In the mouth it opens up nicely. I can’t guess if it was sherry or bourbon aged.
    It goes from very floral, grassy to an almost tabaco chocolate variety of tastes.
    A absolutely adore this Brackla.


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