Royal Brackla was founded in 1812 by William Fraser and in 1833 the distillery was the first of only three distilleries allowed to use the “Royal” in the official name.
In 1852, William hands the distillery over to Robert Fraser and co who run the distillery until 1897 when the distillery then runs under the stewardship of the Royal Brackla Distillery Company.
Jump forward to 1964 when the distillery is closed for refurbishment until 1966, the distillery is then mothballed in 1985 for around 6 years.
Production resumes in 1991 and has continued ever since and with a capacity to produce 4.1 million litres of alcohol per year this highland distillery is one of the brands going into the blends produced by owners John Dewar and Sons.
The Whisky Cellar
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Royal Brackla 7 Year Old 2013
Nose.. Plum pudding takes on Sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon.. Add some dark chocolate and Columbian coffee beans, dried tobacco leaf, a thin coating of vanilla and you have this Royal Brackla.. Devine and inspiring…
Palate.. So dry with the olorosso effect in full flow.. Dates, raisins and thick gooey toffee.. Peanut brittle and brandy snaps.. This is soooo Good
Finish.. spices and oak tanins
Thoughts.. This is a wonderful, full bodied whisky that allows all the individuals flavours to demonstrate how they can be blended together to make a well balanced, complex whisky that just keeps on giving..
Sample kindly provided as part of a Tweet Tasting.