Royal Brackla 12 years old - Original bottling - b. 1980s - 75cl

Royal Brackla 12 years old - Original bottling - b. 1980s - 75cl
Malt whisky - 43%

Royal Brackla 12 Year Old 1980s / Zenith Import​

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 and 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.

This is a particularly rare release, a distillery bottling produced exclusively for the renowned Italian importer, G.P. Bonfanti and his Zenith Italia firm. Both this 12 year old and a full proof 16 year old were bottled for them.

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