Royal Brackla distillery unveils single malt range

25th August, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

Bacardi-owned John Dewar & Sons is continuing its single malt Scotch whisky focus with the launch of a new range of bottlings from the Royal Brackla distillery.


Royal Brackla has released three new expressions as part of Bacardi’s “Last of the Great Malts” collection

The new range consists of the Royal Brackla 12 Year Old, Royal Brackla 16 Year Old and Royal Brackla 21 Year Old and will be available in 10 international markets from September 2015.

Launched as part of Bacardi’s “Last of the Great Malt” series, the new permanent edition whiskies follow launches from the Craigellachie, Aultmore and Aberfeldy distilleries.

In April last year, Bacardi released just 100 bottles of at 35-year-old variant of Royal Brackla, which at US$15,000 was the group’s most expensive whisky to-date.

Established in 1812, Royal Brackla, based in the Cawdor Estate, became the first Scotch to receive a royal warrant.

“This is the one that was described as ‘The Drink Divine’ by the Royal household in the 1830s, that’s no small claim, so we had to take our time and the entire team have done an amazing job that really does justice to Royal Brackla’s incredible heritage,” said Stephen Marshall, Bacardi’s global marketing manager.

“There’s only one whisky in the world that can be the first royal whisky, I feel privileged to have worked on this.”

All whiskies in the series are bottled with an abv of 46%.

One Response to “Royal Brackla distillery unveils single malt range”

  1. bifter says:

    As it happens these were all released at 40% ABV, was this a last minute tweak or a mistake by the reporter? I acquired a couple of bottles of the 21 at a steep discount, for gifts or resale so I can’t comment on the quality. It was 2C outside when they were delivered yet the contents were perfectly clear, suggesting it had been chill-filtered. There are also no disclaimers about colouring. If you were buying these at RRP I think these factors would be disappointing if not entirely off-putting.

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