A 14-year-old Royal Brackla bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 4 December 2006 and bottled March 2021 as a 14-year-old. 274 bottles at 57.8%. This is the 41st release from AWW.
This was finished in chinquapin oak - otherwise known as yellow chestnut - a style of North American white oak. It tends to give toffee notes to whisky when it's identified.
Part of the Dewar's group, in 1835 it became the first Scotch whisky to receive a royal warrent and Brackla was renamed 'Royal Brackla'. The whisky is light and perfumed, with fruit and sometimes just a hint of smoke.
Fermentations of 68 hours and slow distillation in stills with ascending lyne arms encourages reflux and the fruity note we taste in their whiskies.
Nose: Creamy and buttery. Toffee notes and toasted oak.
Palate: Sweet and very approachable. Sticky honeycomb, Demerara sugar and Madagascan vanilla. Butter biscuits.
Finish: Soft and sweet.
Infrequent Flyers is part of the Alistair Walker Whisky Company, which was established in 2018. Walker, son of Billy Walker (GlenDronach/BenRiach-now-GlenAllachie), has over two decades of working around Scotch whisky in various capacities.
The name Infrequent Flyers refers to the cask selection process and Alistair's penchant for discovering and introducing excellent single casks from distilleries not often experienced as single malts. These includes malts earmarked for blended and sometimes owned by bigger companies who have not released them regularly or consistently to the market.
- Single Malt
- Royal Brackla