A 2015 release as part of the Last Great Malts series, Royal Brackla 12 Year Old is finished in first-fill Oloroso sherry casks and is light and spicy with notes of vanilla and black pepper.
Nose: Florentines, Coco Pop cakes, slightly leafy, more ginger. A drop of water brings out more green apple and toasted almond.
Palate: Pain au raisin. Pain au chocolat. Baking spices and gateau.
Finish: Milk chocolate dusting (not cocoa) and a hint of fizzy apple sweets.
Overall: A distinguished Oloroso cask matured malt.