Royal Brackla was the first distillery to receive the ‘Royal’ title when King William IV granted the Royal Warrant in 1835. It has changed hands several times and during World War 2 it even served as an air-force base to train new pilots. Hopefully they stayed away from the whisky before jumping in their planes! Much of the whisky produced at Royal Brackla is used in blended whisky so it’s often left up to independent bottlers like The Single Cask to bring us bottles of Royal Brackla single malt and thankfully they snatched up cask #310864. Royal Brackla 11 Years Old The Single Cask 2006 Cask 310864 has a floral nose with aromas of honey, lemon, wood phenol, maple and pine. The palate has whiffs of orange and peach with clove and cardamom spice. The finish is long with maple syrup, dark chocolate, oak and sandalwood. Only 285 bottles have been released.