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Braeval Scotch Whisky Review

Braeval Scotch whisky distillery was built in 1973 on a stream that feeds into the River Livet at the southern most extreme of the Speyside region.

 

Sometimes known as the Braes of Glenlivet it claims to be the highest Scottish distillery at an altitude of 1665 feet.

 

Most of the whisky goes to blending, most notably in its owners Chivas Regal.

There are no official distillery bottling’s of Braeval as a single malt, and only a handful of independent ones.

 

Mothballed October 2002.

 

Production re-starts July 2008.

 

Braeval Whisky Tasting Notes

 

Distillery Style

 

Nose :      Cream toffees and vanilla.

Palate :    Very soft, smooth mouth feel. Cream toffees, vanilla,

                  oak and barley.

Finish :    Long and malty.

 

 

Braeval 11 year old Provenance 46%

Distilled Spring 1999 Bottled Summer 2010 DMG Ref: 6293

 

Nose   : Caramel slice with soft barley and spice.

Palate : Sweet toffee and vanilla, mouth coating quality.

Finish : Caramel and toffee, sweetly spiced.

 

 

Braeval 12 year old  The Clan Denny   Single Sherry Cask

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund   46.8%

 

Nose   : Sweet barley sugar, apple pie, caramel and citrus.

Palate : Vanilla, soft fruit and honey notes with a touch of cinnamon.

Finish : Malty, vanilla and barley.

Braeval Single Malt Scotch Whisky

 

 

 

 

Braeval RAF Spitfire

 

 

Braeval Hepburn's Choice Single Cask Breas of Glenlivet 21 year old whisky for Blair Castle