Royal Brackla 18 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Royal Brackla
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation American Oak
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • apple
  • grain
  • oak
  • cocoa
  • apricot
  • honey
  • fruit
  • milk chocolate
  • anise

Royal Brackla

18 Year Old (0.75l, 40%)

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The eighteen year-old expression of Royal Brackla is a wonderfully smooth justification for self-indulgence.

In 1812, Captain William Fraser of Brackla House built his distillery on the grounds of Cawdor Castle — just a bit too far west to be considered a Speyside, so a Highlander it is. King William IV liked it so much he awarded them a “Royal Warrant” to keep him well supplied. Thus they became the Royal Brackla Distillery and have been called “The King’s Own Whisky” ever since. Queen Victoria renewed it in 1838. The turn of the century brought a series of acquisitions, mergers, and buy-out. It has been closed twice for major renovations and repairs, but has otherwise been in continuous operation. Formerly owned by Diageo, it became a part of the Bacardi portfolio when they acquired John Dewer & Sons in 2014.

Royal Brackla 18 Year Old is the middle child in the Royal Brackla lineup. The signature Single Malt has been painstakingly distilled slowly. Then aged for eighteen years in American oak before being allowed to finish in Palo Cortado Sherry casks. This exceptional dram is complex and succulent and smooth as glass. It’s a bottle of satisfied Scottish smiles.

Smartass Corner:
Royal Brackla was the first distillery ever granted a Royal Warrant to create Whisky for a king — in this case William IV in 1833.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Royal Brackla
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation American Oak
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Warm Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is enticing with a depth of complex fragrances — from apples and grains to oak and cocoa nibs to a light apricot and honey tone.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens with a rich and coating mouth-feel supporting orchard fruits and milk chocolate creams with hints of anise and cassia.

Finish
The finish is long and extremely smooth.

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  • apple
  • grain
  • oak
  • cocoa
  • apricot
  • honey
  • fruit
  • milk chocolate
  • anise
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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