Little Duos, at this time Royal Brackla

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Hello, that is certainly one of our (nearly) day by day tastings. Santé!



February 17, 2022

Basic set-up on WF. All the time a pleasure to the taster, offered nobody ever jumps to simple conclusions. Let’s begin this with the OB…

Royal Brackla 12 yo (46%, OB, 2021)

Royal Brackla 12 yo (46%, OB, 2021) Four stars

Apparently and except I am mistaken as soon as extra, that is the new-new label, much more retro than earlier than. This child was completed in oloroso wooden whereas the presentation tube would make it clear that it ought to show ‘spice, cherries and demerara’. I consider the error they did with the earlier rendition (spherical blue label) was to bottle it at 40% vol. Color: amber. Nostril: and voilà, butterscotch, praline, roasted chestnuts, chocolate (creamy Lindt’s), nougat and cappuccino. Nobody will be in opposition to this, even when this sensible therapy might have erased part of the Distillery character. I do discover gooseberries within the background, having stated that. Mouth: I might copy-and-paste what I’ve jotted down in regards to the nostril. Milk chocolate, roasted nuts, marmalade, toffee… St. Oloroso, pray for us. End: slightly lengthy, excellent. Espresso drops and, there, since I am in a great temper, Demerara sugar. Critically, Demerara sugar. Feedback: amen. Glorious.

SGP:551 – 86 factors.

Distillery character? I am glad I had stored this one up my sleeves…

Royal Brackla 16 yo 2001/2018 (46%, The Whisky Lodge, Orcines, bourbon hogshead, cask #14)

Royal Brackla 16 yo 2001/2018 (46%, The Whisky Lodge, Orcines, bourbon hogshead, cask #14) Four stars

Color: pale white wine. Nostril: nicely, the color was pale (the gown as we are saying in French, the ‘gown’), however the profile stays all on toasted pastries, white chocolate, fudge, praline, cappuccino, butterscotch, custard, nougat… In reality, it is not that completely different. I will add that it is at all times nice to check spirits that have been bottled on the similar ABV., since dwelling discount is at all times onerous to deal with (positive it’s). Mouth: I imply, what’s all this sorcery? Identical, butterscotch, roasted nuts and toasted pastries, milk chocolate, espresso liqueur, toffee… Now what it is also obtained is a brighter fruitiness, with some rhubarb and, certainly, gooseberries. Extraordinarily to my liking. End: lengthy, excellent, chocolaty and nutty. No demerara this time, I am afraid. Feedback: I discover this even a notch higher than the OB, however it’s true that it is also older. Nice choice by our mates within the capital of the Gauls.

SGP:451 – 87 factors.

I might like to do a semi-alliteration and write ‘Brackla is again!’ however I suppose that may be slightly silly.







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