Mossburn is a new bottler for me. They are also the owners of the Torabhaig distillery, one of the fairly recent projects on the isle of Skye. From their second batch of whiskies I bought a sample of this Royal Brackla 2008.
Royal Brackla 10 yo 2008
(46%, Mossburn ‘Vintage Casks’ 2018, ref. 11.0408.9)
Nose: simple but fresh, with lots of lemon notes, as well as some Granny Smith apples. Young, very orchardy. Hints of baker’s yeast, lager and almonds.
Mouth: sweet and fairly youngish again, but with a nice creamy texture. Hints of milk chocolate and vanilla biscuits. Barley sugars. Lemon gums and ripe apples. So close to a fruit eau-de-vie at times.
Finish: medium, clean and slightly spirity.
I chose this one to widen my experience with the Brackla distillery, but I’m not sure there is any typical character in this. Not bad, just way too young. Still available from Master of Malt.