Bacardi Debuts Revamped Single Malt Range From Royal BracklaJuly 11, 2022
Bacardi-owned John Dewar & Sons has launched a new, revamped line of single malt Scotches from the Royal Brackla house of whiskies. The new whiskies are all finished in Sherry casks, including Oloroso, Palo Cortado, and Pedro Ximénez barrels. The three newcomers are also bottled at a higher abv, 46%, up from the brand’s previous 40% bottlings.
Royal Brackla’s relaunched line includes a 12-year-old single malt finished in Oloroso casks that retails for $71, an 18-year-old whisky finished in Palo Cortado that goes for $300, and a 21-year-old bottling finished in Pedro Ximénez that carries a suggested price of $600. The revamped whiskies were blended by Stephanie Macleod, John Dewar & Sons’ malt master, and use Sherry casks sourced from Bodegas Jose y Miguel Martin.
Macleod says the Sherry cask finishes add complexity and complement Royal Brackla’s signature flavor profile. “The secondary maturation phase gives an extra dimension to the whisky—like a layer of icing on a cake—it adds the finishing touch,” she said. The trio is now available in select markets in the U.S., including New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.—Shane EnglishSubscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.