Royal Brackla – A 200 Year Old History To Celebrate And Taste


In 1835, King William IV visited Brackla distillery and was so taken by the spirit that he bestowed ‘Royal’ status to the distillery. It thus become the first ever Scotch to garner a royal warrant and the nickname, ‘The King’s Own Whisky’. This makes Royal Brackla one of only two surviving distilleries to bear the name ‘Royal’, the other being Royal Lochnagar.

Royal Brackla Distillery was established in 1812 in Nairn by the fiery Captain William Fraser who returned to the family farm after military service and took advantage of the fine barley it grew. The Highland distillery is now owned by John Dewar & Sons and has recently launched a new series of 12, 16 and 21 year old single malt whiskies.

High-grade barley, flawless water from the Cawdor Burn and slow distillation produce a truly refined spirit, before it’s matured in the finest first-fill oloroso sherry casks. This rich, robust whisky offers muscovado sweetness, dates and walnuts within its opulent, sherried depths.

Tasting Notes

  • Royal Brackla 12 Years Old, 40% ABV
    Almonds, vine fruits, opulent spices; steeped in sherried richness. Ennobled nectar.
  • Royal Brackla 16 Years Old, 40% ABV
    Vanilla, soft caramel, ripe apricots; replete with sherry tones.
  • Royal Brackla 21 Years Old, 40% ABV
    Summer berries, dark chocolate, star anise; infused with sherry sweetness.

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