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Braeval (Braes of Glenlivet)

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Blackadder 1996, 12 years 82/100
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Càrn Mòr (The Scottish Liqueur Centre) 1989-2009 82/100
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Deerstalker 10 years 83/100
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Douglas Laing 10 years 80/100
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Jean Boyer Best Casks of Scotland 1996 74/100
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Jean Boyer Braeval 10 years 79/100
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Jean Boyer Gifted stills 1999-2008 82/100
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Master of Malt 21 years 86/100
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SMWS 1994/2006 113,13 "Mature Spice" 66/100
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Braeval (Braes of Glenlivet) independent bottlings

Braeval

Best Casks of Scotland 1996

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Cask
Sherry
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74/100
Braeval (Braes of Glenlivet) 1996 Jean Boyer
This whisky emanates nice passion fruit, honey and nut aromas. This version is matured in sherry casks, which enhance the fruity side of Braeval and make it nicer.
Two sherry casks of each 500 litres have been distilled on July,17 1996 and bottled in September 2004. About 1700 bottles were produced.
(Note from the producer)
Personal Comment
After a while, the nose is clearly marked by pepper. This whisky is not very complex, but some clearly marked fruit notes (pears,exotic fruits) and pepper make it rather promising. But in the palate, it seems less interesting. A kind of veil surrounding the taste, which is unable to express itself completely. There should be some complexity, but hidden by this veil;..The finish is more clear: some milk chocolate hints and clear nut (or wood) hints.
74/100

Braeval samples

Braeval

Braeval 10 years

Collection
Le Puits à Whisky
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
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79/100
Personal Comment
Nice fresh fruity nose, ripe apples and bananas, the whole embedded in a wax smell. Pleasant nose.
In the palate, the fruity smoothness dominates clearly. Not very complex, but a nice whisky.
The finish is also clearly fruity.
79/100

Braeval

Gifted stills 1999-2008

Collection
Gifted Stills
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Dates
Distil: 1999 Bottling: 2010
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82/100
Personal Comment

Colour: Pale yellow
Lovely fresh nose though a bit too discreet for my taste. Nice balance and pleasant fruity notes.
The mouth is less discreet than the nose and also has a very nice complexity. A trip between the fruity sweetness of the peach or pear and slightly bitter notes of cashew nuts.cVery interesting mouth.
The finish is long, marked especially by the sweet bitterness of the walnuts though some fruity memories float to the surface.
82/100


Braeval

21 years

Collection
Single Cask Series
Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
47,4 %
Bottler
Master of Malt
Cask
ex-bourbon
Dates
Distil: 23-8-1991 Bottling: 28-11-2012
Bottle
14 of 251 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2014-02 86/100
Braeval 21
Personal Comment
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: Riesling
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, fruit basket (fresh and stewed fruits=), sweet and sour mix, nougatine in the background
taste: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, flavors of the nose are back on the palate, a small woody bitterness is added and gives structure
finish: medium

89/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Krucifyx
Nose: Beautiful freshness of green fruit, stewed, sugar coated. A light orange zest and cinnamon / vanilla spice it up and just hints a greedy mouth. Notes of honey? Wax?

After aeration, the glass takes on banana and almond paste. Very pastry, all grows on beautiful notes of frangipani.

Palate: The attack takes us squarely on green fruit, which evolved on stewed fruit, which mix little by little pastry notes (frangipane, almond paste), greasy and oily. A beeswax light veil coats everything.

Final: beautiful and moderately long, not surprisingly from the mouth. Not a monster of complexity ... but failure to drink too easily ...
89/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Kundalini
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: very sweet, tropical fruits, banana, some Wood
Mouth: Again sweet Fruits, herb, oak, nice sweetness, long tropical taste, nice dram

88/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Samhain
Colour: white wine
Nose: sweet and rich of fruits, chewing gum and honey
Palate: much fruitiness again with some malty notes, marshmallows with honey
The finish is Long with a good sweatiness - this whisky was like a candy in my opinion.

87/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Mathieutaz13
Nose: On opening the nose is fresh and green (grapefruit) seems versatile, at times we perceive more greedy notes of caramel and fruit
With aeration aHaribo candy side mixed with vanilla.

Taste: Fruity is clearer in the mouth with the come back of apricot, almost exotic (mango and coconut) mastered alcohol and well balanced
May be a whisky from a bourbon barrel and grading in the 43°
The ambivalence vegetable / fruit reminds me some Littlemill
Quite long final on amaretto

conclusion
Empty glass smells blond tobacco, rice cake and fruit jam
Seems vegetal and simple at the opening but if you leave it the time to deliver it becomes more interesting and fun on the palate is easy and immediate.
87/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Corbuso
Colour: Gold
Nose: Peaty, smoky, round, malty, fresh, rather sweet and silky, and with nice floral notes.
Taste: Fruity, spicy, floral, on white and yellow fruits, becoming slightly peaty and rather aromatic over time, on peat smoke, some tar. Slightly malty as well. The finish is medium, aromatic to very aromatic, smoky, slightly peaty, with fruits from the orchards and some Mirabelle. Diluted, it becomes more on Riesling.
Impression: A nice aromatic, slight to moderately peated whisky with a nice balance and a mineral influence.

87/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de jeep
Nose: Spring, fresh,delicate but present fruitiness : fresh fruit salad, some floral notes (but it still remains light and not heady). A little vanilla and biscuits. Very delicate.
Mouth: Continuing. Still very present, these fruits (peach, apricot, juicy pear). It evolves into a little woody, bitter with leather, ginger (light) and tea. Again, this is very delicate and successful.
Finish: Long. Slightly peppery, dry, ginger tea again.
Conclusion: No default. Delicate, balanced, non-monolithic. Successful. A whiskey was very easy-drinkable.
86/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Ripe corn
Nose: Soft and nice! Lemon drops. Tinned pineapple. Soft spices from the (bourbon) cask (pencil shavings).  Some kind of Chinese sweet and sour sauce. Not unlike some early 90s Glen Keith. Probably reduced to 43 or 46%.
Mouth: Pretty consistent with the nose. The very same flavours than on the nose, plus a slight flowery note. Good creamy mouthfeel. More oomph than expected.
Finish: Soft and long. Buttery. Like biting in a fresh shortbread.
Comment: A nice soft and tasty Speysider. I liked it.

85/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Light gold A nice fruity nose. Ripe fruit with a hint of solvent. Menthol. A beautiful palette of odors giving the whisky a significant complexity while not breaking anything in balance. In the mouth we find the same aromas than on the nose. The balance in the mouth is less obvious than it was in the nose. The complexity is also less rich. A mixture of ripe fruit and green fruit. A green apple with a ripe banana? The finish is fresh and of medium length.
84/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Wsteimel
Color: Honey
Smell: Lemon, a pinch of sea salt, honey, licorice
Taste: Not much there...ok, nothing there.  This doesn't start until the finish.
Finish: Bit more on the finish, some oak, pepper, lemons...with some water the finish got a bit less.

Overall, not much with this whisky.

84/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Peb
Color: gold
Nose: very nice fruity nose, a mix of pineapple, apple (cooked green apple), notes of orange, lemon; perhaps as fishing. There is also something vegetable, grain, wood. It is sweet and floral / plant / fruit.
Mouth to mouth, it is rather less fruity, even if we find hazelnut or cooked chestnuts. It's round and soft.
Finale: medium length; nice and soft. Some bitterness spring (with wood).

The nose is really interesting and fruity. The palate is well done, but still down more neutral, say. The dram's still easily drinkable, but not complex. Good, but not great for me.
Dominant profile: fruity (nose), baked apple, hazelnut.
84/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Light, fresh fruity tones combined with vanilla and some spiciness. Later on some more spiciness and wood tones.
Taste: Very spicy with some light sweetness and bitterness (influences of wood).
Finish: Fairly long, spicy again, but also some bitterness and sourness too.

83/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: Demonstrates a nice fruitiness from the start. Citrus (lemon confit), peach, apricot, a little vanilla and custard.
Taste: Fairly rough at first. Especially salty and slightly fruity. Surely diluted.
Finish: long on candied fruit.

Comments: A whisky with a beautiful nose, little complex but pleasant. In contrast, the mouth betrays a certain youth.
82/100

Braeval not in collection

Braeval

10 years

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Deerstalker
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83/100
Personal Comment

Braeval

10 years

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
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80/100
Personal Comment

Braeval

1996, 12 years

Collection
Raw cask
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
57,3 %
Bottler
Blackadder
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 4904
Dates
Distil: 1996 Bottling: 2009
Bottle
488 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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82/100
Braeval blackadder 96
Personal Comment

Braeval

1989-2009

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Càrn Mòr (The Scottish Liqueur Centre)
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 997
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82/100
Personal Comment

Braeval

1994/2006 113,13 "Mature Spice"

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
58 %
Bottler
SMWS
Dates
Distil: 1994 Bottling: 2006
Bottle
619 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 66/100
Personal Comment

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