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Overall rating
89.41/100
votes
45
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Vintage Collection - Dumpy
Vintage
06.06.1979
Bottled
03.1995
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
16040
Number of bottles
570
Strength
60.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
95/714
Added on
13 Jan 2010 3:04 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 398,00

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33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Braes of Glenlivet 1979 SV

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.41 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    By far my best and most characteristical malt of the last months. An incredible aroma composition, harmonious, full of character, complex. marked by slightly dirty sherry flavors and an absolute old-school grenade! I still enjoy the little samplerest and dream of whisky-romance and the old times, wonderful ...

    23/23/22/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      Dark amber with a reddish glow shines in the Premium Snifter while a syrupy streak forms on the glass wall after pouring. In slow motion, a large number of small drops dissolves from the streak and sticks to the glass wall. Creamy roasted aromas rise, dark berries and grapes exude their intense aroma with opulent caramel. Leather mixes with bitter raisins, balsamic and zest from old orange peel fragrant in the air, hazelnuts fall into creamy toffee, the leather aroma is more dominant and slightly decayed wooden planks dissolve salt and hints of citrus. A touch of bitter tobacco mixes with herbs and spices to a characterful Melange. The salivation begins, I inhale vigorously several times and am extremely enthusiastic about this "old school sherry nose". I could smell for hours on this incredibly complex and harmoniously matched nose!
    • Taste
      Balsamic, dates and raisins lie on the first sip smooth over the tongue. From old wood tones creeps subtle sharpness and a pinch of black pepper immediately heats the tongue and the palate. Leather comes up, a touch of sulfur dissolves from the wet leather note, tobacco and meadow herbs end in a fresh dash of menthol and mint. I fancy a subtle hint of smoke, as well as salty hints and some liquorice. In terms of taste, the Braes of Glenlivet burns a real fireworks display, old oranges and slightly sour tart abrasions of orange peel remind me a little of orange marmalade with pieces of peel. Another sip brings furniture polish and salty sea water to light, again shows a muted smoke, leather and tobacco are dominant. Warm, sizzling clinging sherry aromas on the palate and with these dark and sometimes tart fruit and wood flavors, the taste goes into the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Dark and tart dark cherries and dates on the palate, leather and tobacco scurry past, warming sticks a film of herbs and balsamic on the tongue. Again show old and slightly dried oranges, hazelnut chips fall into chocolate and caramel. Slightly salty, black espresso and again furniture polish comes to light, dried herbs stick to sticky forest honey, with slightly salty licorice and creamy balsamic notes, the aftertaste sounds slow. Leather and herbal mixture will be remembered for a long time.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    First time I try this distillery, a beautiful old style sherry bomb!

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Braeval 15y - 79-95 - Sig, Braes of Glenlivet, Vintage Col. Sherry Cask 16040, 570btl, 95/714 - 60%
    Colour:
    Copper / rust red
    Nose:
    Fruit notes of black cherries and elderberry. In addition, floor wax, leather, cold coffee, turmeric, curry, a little salt and dull herbs. With aromas of caramel, raisins, nuts and jam, the result is a very harmonious whole!
    Taste:
    Spicy-hot with lots of balsamic, a pinch of black pepper and salt, as well as dark fruit notes of grapes and elderberry. It continues with leather, some tobacco, raisins and old sherry notes. Of course, it matches the austere wood with furniture polish, as well as the finish of an emerging mint and menthol freshness. The dark fruit notes go hand in hand with the dry wood and the dull leather.
    Finish:
    Long - still pushing the fruit notes in the foreground. Here, too, leather, tobacco and a balsamic herbal spice that is completed with dry, fresh wood and furniture polish. After the decay of the wood, the pleasant spice remains on the tongue for a long time.
    90 points
    N: 91P / G: 90P / F: 90P

  4. RWhiskyclubrotterdam scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. The Macallan scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Whiskies likes these, you seldom come a across and when you do savour them! This little sherry monster gives you a good kick in the b*tt. The nice aroma`s from the sherry cask like oranges, exotic fruit, some flowery notes and some chocolate - like a mars bar - are indulgend. The palate has some nice sweet woody notes with a hint of dried fruit and some peat. The finish was juicy, oaky, fruity and sweetish.

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