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Class Type: Whisky
Distiller - Royal Brackla
Entry Proof - Unknown
Cooperage - Unknown
Royal Brackla teaspooned with an unknown malt to create "blended malt". Aged a few days further in Texas in a used MGP bourbon barrel. Bottled at cask strength.
Age: 13yrs in Scotland. A few days in Texas.
Nose: Citrus, honey, spice, a bit high proof, earth and grass, and a hint of plum
Palate: Rich fruit sweet, followed by earth and honey, spice of pepper throughout. Long finish.
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 them to ship it 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.
Finally, we released it back in December 2019. We are using 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 100-200 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.
The half bottles of Royal Bastard sold for $90, and all the money from this round will go directly to upgrading our distillation process so we can start creating actual whiskey together.
As a thank you to everyone who bought a bottle, we're engraving your name on an individual baby barrel stave. It’ll be mounted on the ceiling above the new still - basking in the warm glow of whiskey making magic as new Spirits spring to life.