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Royal Brackla 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
About Royal Brackla 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch WhiskyThe Royal Brackla Distillery opened in 1812 by Captain William Fraser. Employing the family barley farm, the distillery had its big breakthrough in 1935. They produced the first single malt with a royal warrant, granted by King William IV, earning the nickname "The King's Own Whisky." The operation changed hands many times in the following two centuries before it was bought by Bacardi in 1998. "This is the one that was described as "The Drink Divine" by the Royal household in the 1830s. [...] "There’s only one whisky in the world that can be the first Royal whisky, I feel privileged to have worked on this," says Stephen Marshall of Bacardi.
Today the facility uses the finest barley and crystal clear water from the Cawdor Burn. More time is allowed for the fermentation and the slow distillation process leads to more contact of the spirit with the copper. This minimizes the sulfur notes and brings a fruity, slightly grassy character to the spirit. The liquid is then aged and finished in different sherry casks that give Royal Brackla its rich and fruity sherried notes.
The Royal Brackla range was revamped in 2019. Sitting in the middle of the threesome of expression is the Royal Brackla 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This enticingly complex expression was finished in Paolo Cortado sherry casks, making for a spicy, creamy, fruity, and citrusy expression that is bottled at 92 proof.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.