The Royal Bastard – 375ml


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*This is a pre-order. This bottling is not yet ready for pick up, but we will announce when it is. We cannot ship whiskey to you. This online purchase will result in us holding the bottle in the distillery until you can pick it up in person. You can also send someone to pick it up for you as long as you notify us. There’s a legal limit of 1,500ml per 30 days for picking up bottles from the distillery. That’s the amount of 2 full sized whiskey bottles.*

The Royal Bastard is finally here.

Over a year ago, we worked with Secret Spirits to acquire a barrel of 13yr old Royal Brackla. Once it was finally in the warehouse in a tote, they “teaspooned” it to change the classification from “single malt” to “blended malt” which allowed it to be shipping to us.

“Teaspooning” is when you add a teaspoon of another single malt to a large qty of another single malt specifically to create a blend. Blended scotch is allowed to leave Scotland in a tote. Single malt is not. 

It took another 6 months to get it from there into our distillery where we moved it for a VERY short amount of time into a used bourbon barrel that used to hold MGP bourbon (Eleanor). Then we moved it back into the tote.

Now, we’re releasing it at cask strength. And it’s very expensive. We’re going to use that money to buy a new still for the distillery.

We’ve been needing to upgrade the still since we started. We’re still working off of a “baby’s first still” sized 26 gallon pot still. We’re looking to get a 200-300 gallon pot still. We decided we could either get outside investment, get a bank loan we would have to figure out later, or give you guys the chance to get involved and buy Crowded Barrel a new, adult-sized still.

So these half bottles are going to be $90. And all the money from this round will go directly to upgrading our distillation process so we can start creating actual whiskey together.

Check below for details and tasting notes! This bottling is not yet ready for pick up, but we will announce when it is.

Class Type: Whisky
50% alc/vol
100 Proof
Single Cask
Distiller – Royal Brackla
Entry Proof – Unknown
Cooperage – Unknown
A Royal Distillery teaspooned with an unknown malt to create “blended malt”. Aged a bit more in Texas in a used MGP bourbon barrel. Bottled at cask strength.
Age: 13yrs in Scotland.  Days in Texas.

Nose: Citrus, honey, spice, bit high proof, earth and grass. hint of plum
Palate: Rich fruit sweet, followed by earth and honey, spice of pepper throughout. long finish.



If you just want to donate to help Crowded Barrel get a new still, use the Paypal link here! This donation does not get you a bottle of whiskey. We’ll engrave your name on one of the barrel staves that goes over the still!