Brackla Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Royal Brackla Distillery
Cawdor, Nairn, IV12 5QY Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1667 402002
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in 1812 by Captain William Fraser, this single highland
malt whisky distillery is situated just outside Nairn near
Cawdor Castle, and was originally known as Brackla. Captain
Fraser was the first whisky distiller to be granted a Royal
Warrant of appointment, by King William IV in 1835. At that
time it became known as ‘Royal Brackla’ or ‘The
King’s Own Whisky’.
Andrew Usher & Co joined forces with the distillery
in the 1860s. Brackla was used in the very first blended
whiskies made from malts and grains, a technique said to
be developed by Usher. In 1898 Brackla Distillery Co Ltd
was formed. The distillery later became under the ownership
of John Bisset & Co. and in 1943 became part of Scottish
Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD).
1998 Royal Brackla was acquired by Bacardi as part of the
Dewar’s brands acquisition. Today it covers a 13 acre
site, and has a distillation capacity of 2.7 million litres
Royal Brackla's core range is the 10 year old single malt.
Its house style has been described as a fruity malt, with
its distinct chocolate-sweetness.