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Royal Brackla 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Royal Brackla 16 Years Old

Brand
Royal Brackla
Expression
16 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1999
Produced at
Royal Brackla Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.bacardilimited.com/our-brands/dewars-blended-scotch-whisky
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

85
Nose
Quite mature and oily aromas with a little fragrant oak and barley. A good dollop of stewed fruit follows along with hints of lime, apple and vanilla.
Palate
Oily and barley with drying tannins, coffee and stewed fruit. Mature and lightly earthy with some balancing, creamy, slightly sawdusty American oak.
Finish
Good length with the light honey balancing the drier oak notes.
Comment
Gentle and mature. The perfect dram, to unwind after a hard day at the office!

Joel Harrison

91
Nose
Really quite juicy with tonnes of tropical fruit but all wrapped up in a hessian sack. Two of the three Js from Dundee: Jute and Jam.
Palate
The wood here is integrated very well indeed with the spirit and provides a launchpad for the most delicate of fruits (pineapple, coconut and papaya) without anything being too powerful.
Finish
The papaya takes a step forward, followed by green banana and finally the drying oak.
Comment
Really very nice indeed. Maybe could have done with being at 42 or 43% ABV.
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