Royal Brackla 16 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Royal Brackla 16 Year Old
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Royal Brackla was the first distillery to be allowed to use the 'Royal' title, and 2015 saw it get its own range of single malts. Part of the Last Great Malts series, the 16 Year Old is finished in first-fill oloroso sherry casks and is sweet and spicy, with a hint of smoke in the mix, too.

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
16 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Highland
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Ginger Ginger
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Pear Pear
  • Apple Apple
  • Melon Melon
  • Honey Honey

Royal Brackla 16 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Clean, bright aromas of fresh fruit – green apple, melon and pear – followed by warming notes of honey- and toffee-covered sponge cake. A touch of light, fresh floral notes, too, with a hint of ginger and cinnamon.

    Palate: Honeyed fruit at first, then warmer, spicy notes of cinnamon, ginger and clove. Very clean and bright – the fruit and spice leap from the glass. Nice toffee richness, too.

    Finish: The warming spicy fruit lingers.

     

12 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    2 March

    Ordered from this site, which was very easy. I an a fan of the 12 year old but the 16 has an extra layer of complexity. Absolutely stunning Scotch. It's much more interesting than many older whiskies, lots of fruit and hint of oak.

  • 5
    12 November 2018

    Exquisite!!!

  • 5
    30 September 2018

    Excellent. Very smooth one of the best whiskies I’ve had.

  • 5
    29 June 2018

    Amazing scotch...

  • 5
    18 June 2018

    If you thought a whisky that lacked smoke must necessarily be shallow on the palate, you're close to the truth - yet this whisky exists as an outstanding example of a diamond in the highland rough.

  • 5
    28 May 2018

    This is a wonderful Scotch. The flavor, the value are amazing. Don't let the 16 steer you away. It is better than McCallen 21.

  • 5
    9 April 2018

    This is fantastic. Green apples are prominent with some very sweet pear undertones and a hint of something like fresh lilies on the nose; then cloves Come through when you drink; and there’s a peppery, sparkling warmth on the finish. Didn’t get the ginger or garlic others got. One of the best I’ve tried.

  • 4
    31 January 2018

    Light and fruity to begin with but brings a mild spice as you hold it in your mouth. Smooth mouthfeel and slightly delicate - I taste clove, ginger and mild garlic. I think of a spring morning in the Highlands when I drink this: crisp and fresh and gently warming. Not a long finish in the grand scheme of things but a pleasantly fruity one with a hint of oak. As a slightly irrelevant afterthought: the bottle and tube design appeal to me. A firm favourite on my shelf and one I hope to enjoy for a long time. Slightly pricey but I tell myself the King's Own Whisky is worth it!

  • 5
    5 July 2017

    Beautifully smooth with a tingly finish. A hint of melon when it first hits the tongue followed by the contrasting spicy mid of ginger and cinnamon. Goes down smooth leaving a lasting warm sensation as it goes down with a lingering tingle to the tastebuds. Beautiful beverage and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • 5
    29 March 2017

    Wow!!! This scotch is amazing, I do not want to share it with anyone. I have drank scotch my whole life and I am 64. Royal Brackla will now be my scotch of choice.

  • 5
    11 January 2017

    I have had many scotches. Mostly everything McCallen Scotch. you might think because of the 16 years of aging it might not be that good. This beats McCallen 21!

  • 4
    26 May 2016

    amazing dram..