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Royal Brackla 10 Year Old Flora and Fauna

Lot: 305897

Royal Brackla 10 Year Old Flora and Fauna

Winning Bid: £280
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 8 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Royal Brackla
Age: 
10 Year Old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Royal Brackla 10 Year Old Flora and Fauna

Following on from the successful introduction of the Classic Malts range in 1988 (at the time only six expressions), United Distillers sought to build on this by releasing a further 22 single malts in 1991. These became affectionately known as the Flora & Fauna series, a term coined by whisky writer, Michael Jackson, in reference to their labels. The range showcased the lesser-seen distilleries from the company’s extensive portfolio at the time, with the intent of using collective branding to help them raise each other’s profiles. Despite four further additions in 2001, only a handful of these are still permanent distillery bottlings, making it a highly collectible series.

Founded in 1817, Brackla distillery was the first in Scotland to be granted a Royal Warrant, becoming Royal Brackla at the behest of King William IV in 1835. The distillery was primarily tasked with providing malt for blending, and became part of DCL (now Diageo) in 1943. It was one of the many distilleries that they were forced to close due to a production surplus in the 1980s however, mothballed between 1985 and 1991. Royal Brackla was sold along with the rest of those associated with the Dewar's brand to Bacardi in 1998. As well as this Flora & Fauna release, it was also bottled by United Distillers within the Rare Malt Selection, but it did not have its own unique single malt brand until 2014. These releases from prior to this have become increasingly sought after.

One of the rarest releases from the Flora & Fauna series, the Royal Brackla 10 year old was only bottled until 1995.

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