Royal Brackla 12yr Single Malt Scotch

Royal Brackla 12yr Single Malt Scotch

Item # 33859 750mL
$74.99/ Single Bottle
$449.94/ Case of 6
ABV
43.00%
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Tasting Notes

Founded in 1812 and officially gained the, "Royal" addition in 1835 when they became suppliers to the royal throne, Brackla has been one of the most important single malts used in many of the great blends of the world. Sightings of official releases have been scarce until now, beginning with this benchmark 12-year expression. After opening with sharp notes of sulfur and matchbox that quickly gets you sitting upright, the warning signs give way to reveal a whisky that is rich and decadent. Additional notes include apple cider doughnuts, citron tart, key lime, cherry preserves, nutmeg, cocoa, canned peaches, honeysuckle, and wool.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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