The oldest of three new Royal Brackla single malts launched in 2015 as part of the Last Great Malts from John Dewar & Sons. Distilled slowly, with plenty of reflux and matured in Oloroso Sherry casks, this is a special whisky. Captain William Fraser, who founded the distillery in 1812, would be proud.
Nose:Vanilla crème, some sweet and slightly sharp fresh berries and gooseberries - much fruitier than the 12 & 16 year olds.
Palate:Chocolate flake with just a few dark spices adding complexity.
Finish:The green edge seen in the other expressions seems to appear on the finish with cocoa, chocolate sponge and cream.
Overall: An opulent, fruity whisky with rich sherried notes and soft spicy overtones.
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