- 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
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56 × member ratings
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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
- Excellent and charmingly old-school malt
- Nose 21.5, taste 21.5, finish 21.5, balance 21.5
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perfumes and old sherry barrels - a great combination!
- 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.
- Tastes like nothing but wet leaves. Fair price though.
- 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.