Royal Brackla DistilleryRoyal Brackla Distillery

Founded in 1812
Royal Brackla distillery sits at the bottom of the Northern Highlands, in the town of Nairn, not far from the Famous Loch Ness. A freshwater pond reflects the two story stillhouse, giving Brackla a pastoral charm, worth the visit.

Royal Brackla was founded by William Fraser of Brackla House, on property that previously held Cawdor Castle. The first distillery to be granted a royal warrant by King William IV in 1835, Brackla ran for 20 years, before being taken over by Robert Fraser & Company.

Just before the turn of the century, the original buildings were demolished and Royal Brackla was built anew. The site was mothballed for 6 years starting in 1991, and currently operates under Bacardi's ownership.

Royal Brackla has a production capacity of 4 million liters, most of which is earmarked for blending. Water for the make is draw from Cawdor burn. The distillery runs an unusual setup of two wash stills to one spirit.

Malt is slightly peated. All spirit produced at Royal Brackla is actually matured at a site owned by Dewar's, in South Lanarkshire.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    2 wash, 2 spirit
  • Visitor center
  • Status
  • Address
    Cawdor, Nairn, Highland IV12 5QY, Scotland
  • Phone
    +44 1667 402002
  • Website
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Royal Brackla is one of only three distilleries that are allowed the "Royal" epithet in their title. The other two are Glenury Royal (now closed) and Royal Lachnager. All three of them are situated in the Highlands.
There's a dram for everyone in the Highlands!

Highlands are the largest of the Scottish Whisky regions. Geographically the Highland Whisky region is defined as everything north of an imaginary line between Dundee and Greenock.

Single malt Whisky from the Highlands offer a lot of flavour diversity. You'll find everything from smoky drams to light and elegant floral & fruity Whiskies coming from the Highland distilleries.
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Scotch from Royal Brackla

Average rating: 8.3/10 (190 votes)