No. 9 - Vintage Cask Selection - Royal Brackla 2008
The Mossburn Vintage Casks range are a collection of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies each issuing from a strictly limited and select batch of casks. Each numbered release will only ever yield a finite number of bottles. While this means that we can never replicate the particular character of this Single Malt, it also offers an opportunity to sample what we believe to be an exceptional example of the whisky made by one of Scotland’s most distinguished distilleries.
One of Scotland’s older distilleries, Brackla was founded in 1817.
The current distillery production is modelled around a medium fermentation, with the wash and low wines being forced through upwards-angled lyne arms giving abundant reflux and plentiful esters.
The ten years ageing in refill Hogsheads allows the fresh, fruity original spirit to shine on the nose, while the palate adds some vanilla, baked apple and caramel malt.