Royal Brackla 1998 Exceptional Cask Series 20 Year Old / Italian Red Wine Finish
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. . It was bottled by United Distillers as part of the Flora & Fauna range, within the Rare Malt Selection, and an 8 year old with its own brand was briefly produced by Diageo, but it was never widely distributed under its own unique single malt brand like this until 2014.
This whisky was distilled on 3rd November 1998 and aged for a total of 20 years. The last 11 years of maturation was in a Italian Red Wine cask.
One of 204 bottles .
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