Royal Brackla 16 Year Old
I was lucky enough to try the work in progress to this late last year and was suitably impressed, I can't help but admit to being disappointed at the 40% abv here and had believed the #LastGreatMalts new bottlings were all going to be coming at a higher strength of between 43%-46%.
It's lovely, sweet, and with a lovely bitterness, waxy on the nose, and it's there a little on the palate, I can't help but feel,that it would have more of that waxy oily mouthfeel at a higher abv.
An easy drinker, but complex enough to make you want to drink more.
Thanks to Royal Brackla for the official sample
Light fresh and subtle are the words that come first from a sniff in here, honeydew melon, waxed lemons, pencil,shavings and light sawdust, touches of bitter red grapefruit
Tangy waxed lemons and red grapefruit, vanilla essence and a splash of spiced onions, sweet fleshy honeydew melon and nectarines and pears in light syrup come through also
Gets sweeter and fruitier, very nice indeed
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