The single malt will be available initially in 10 markets from September. They include: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States and global travel retail (GTR).
Bacardi’s global marketing manager – single malts Stephen Marshall, said: “This is the one that was described as ‘The Drink Divine’ by the royal household in the 1830s, that’s no small claim, so we had to take our time and the entire team have done an amazing job that really does justice to Royal Brackla’s incredible heritage. There’s only one whisky in the world that can be the first Royal whisky.”
Claiming to be one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, the Royal Brackla distillery was established in 1812 by the a Captain William Fraser who returned to the family farm after military service and took advantage of the barley it grew. Within 25 years his distillery’s reputation 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, hence its nickname: ‘The king’s own whisky’.
Royal Brackla 12 Year Old (40% abv): Almonds, vine fruits, opulent spices; steeped in sherried richness.
Royal Brackla 16 Year Old (40% abv): A royal flush of flavour: vanilla, soft caramel, ripe apricots; with sherry tones.
Royal Brackla 21 Year Old (40% abv): Summer berries, dark chocolate, star anise; infused with sherry sweetness.