The heritage of the Royal Brackla distillery has developed over more than two centuries and combines unique qualities, developed both in production techniques and taste, with extraordinary royal connections, notably the unique position as the whisky with the longest held royal warrant. Standing on the fertile farmland of the Cawdor Estate, Royal Brackla distillery was established in 1812 by the fiery Captain William Fraser who returned to the family farm after military service and took advantage of the fine barley it grew. Within a short span his distillery’s reputation for spirit of sterling taste received its crowning moment when King William IV bestowed ‘Royal’ status to Brackla, in 1835. It thus became the first ever Scotch to garner a royal warrant, a revelation that led to its nickname: ‘The King’s Own Whisky’.
The notably tall stills run at an unusually slow pace. Their height allows plenty of reflux, with the leisurely nature of the operation increasing the contact that the spirit shares with copper, thus filtering out unwanted notes. Instead, delicate and lightly perfumed notes of grass and green foliage develop, alongside inviting fruity aromas.