A second ever from Ardent Spirits our pals in Banchory and goodness me do we have a naughty little number here. From Royal Brackla Distillery just outside Cawdor it has a steep lyn arm and lots of copper contact producing a great orchard fruit style new make with great acidity to balance a favored maturation in sherry. Distilled in June 2015 and bottled in June 2022 at 7 years old after a few years in a very good Oloroso Sherry cask. Here at cask strength of 61.9% its a right punchy number but it holds itself together very well.
It's got great candied fig and dates on the nose, the palate is so full and boisterous yet graceful with the delivery of flavor. The finish is really long and lingers for a good while, continuing to deliver this wonderful brown sugar style finish. This is a total banger.
Distilled - Royal Brackla
Distilled in - June 2015
Bottled - June 2022
Cask Type - Oloroso Sherry Cask
Cask Yield - 295
Bottled Strength - 61.9% ABV
Nose: Full of dark then red fruit, from its Sherry cask history, plus a subtle array of burnt spices and malt.
Palate: Chewy and intense, with fruit-flavoured toffee, wonderful spices, burnt toast and a hint of mint.
Finish: Big on dried citrus; running to gristy sugar-inclined malt, graduating to late dry mixed spices.
£65 - Single cask club after discount - £58.50