Royal Brackla 19 year old 70cl
Royal Brackla 19 year old from Berry Bros has The nose off fruity aromas with a drift of peatiness seeping through layers of honey. The palate is smooth and builds gradually with a beautiful softly textured feel to deliver bouts of ripe fruit kept in check by some delicate peaty notes. Unchil-filtered and no colouring as per usual fro berries.
Royal Brackla Distillery Profile
Royal Brackla distillery was built in 1812 by Captain Willian Fraser of Brackla. After operating under the name 'Brackla' for more than twenty years the distillery earned the right to carry the 'Royal' prefix in 1835 when they became suppliers to the court of King William IV. Obviously, the king didn't consume enough whisky, because he died of pneumonia two years later in 1837, leaving the throne of Great Britain to Queen Victoria. In 1898 the Brackla Distillery Company was officially established and in 1943 in mid-wart time it came into the hands of Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. In 1965, during the rising tide of whisky sales the distillery was renovated and five years later the stills were doubled from two to four. Royal Brackla may be a fairly 'low profile' distillery, but it is linked to one of the biggest 'inventions' in the whisky world: blended whisky. An Edinburgh merchant by the name of Andrew Usher joined the company in the 1860's and just started blending.