Carn Mor Royal Brackla Tasting Notes

Posted: December 30, 2015 in Royal Brackla, Scotch Whisky H-Z

Carn Mor Strictly Limited Royal Brackla 2001 (14 year old) 46%

Sherry Hogshead/ Dist: 2001 Btl: 2015/ Tasted: Nov 2015

Fresh and citric aromas with some gorgeously sweet barley, apricot, gooseberry, lime and a little castor sugar to balance the citrus. A little soapy perhaps but the vivacity of the citrus distracts.

The palate has a greater barley accent and more milky oak along with a touch of toffee. Like the nose the vibrant citrus comes through to freshen. Lovely, thick, juicy barley’d middle. Intense finish with the citrus returning and finishing with a little coffee’d oak notes.

Carn Mor Strictly Limited Royal Brackla 2001 (15 year old) 46%

Refill Sherry Hogshead/ Dist: 2001 Btl: 2016/ Tasted: May 2016

Crisp, fresh and grassy aromas with white fruit. It comes across as being younger than its age with hints of honey, biscuits and malt. The sherry notes are very subtle and add a smidge of spice.

The palate is fuller and fruitier with apricot, apple, banana and barley. Moist, malty and slightly treacly with a touch more sherry character than the nose would suggest. Good, fresh, mineral finish.

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