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Braeval 15 yo ‘Old malt cask’

15 January 2014 687 views Written by: Gal Granov

Quite a while ago I received a few Hunter Laing samples for review (if you remember D.Laing had split into 2 companies, and Hunter Laing took the OMC line, while D.Laing kept Big Peat and created the new Old Particular range). I don’t get to taste a lot of Braeval and this was indeed a good opportunity to try more of this distillery. I found this one on Amazon! very surprising.

Braeval 15 yo ‘Old malt cask,50% abv cask 9888 , £67braeval-15-year-old-1997-cask-9888-old-malt-cask-hunter-laing-whisky

Nose: Creamy vanilla and orchard fruit : peach, grape peel , sandalwood cereals and honey make for a lovely nose on this one. gentle and needs time to develop.

Palate: pepper and spice, on the first wave of flavors, give way to coconut, vanilla, and fruit with a nice maltiness with some nuts and spiced wood. bits of chocolate on the 2nd wave … as well as lemon rind.

Finish: Lemon rind, pepper, chocolate , coconut and wood.

In short: A nice full bodied dram, nice at 50%. Not a bad choice … very drinkable stuff.

Score: 85/100

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  • sjoerd972

    Lots of the Braevals I’ve tried (lots… right.) have a lot of that generic vanilla flavour. I usually don’t find them that expressive.

    • http://www.whiskyisrael.co.il Gal(WhiskyIsrael)

      It’s a nice sipper malt. not wow, but certainly well made. very good session whisky i might say… Not something i will remember, but def. worth having for fun.