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Braeckman Distillers 12-year-old

Overall rating
86.14/100
votes
24
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel - Cask Strength
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
83
Number of bottles
242
Strength
65.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
11 Nov 2019 12:01 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 104.50

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24 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Braeckman Distillers 12-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.14 points

  1. aksm_be scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Popcorn
    This single grain of the Belgian distillery Braeckman matured for 12 years and was drawn from a single barrel. The ABV makes me gasp for breath already. 66.1% ABV? Oh, my!
    The nose is honeysweet on grain cookies, vanilla, almond paste, silver polish (!) and praline filling. But you would not guess this is bottle at such an ungodly ABV, it is that soft. Surprising and very inviting.
    It is creamy and mouth coating, but now it does show how powerful it is. Nevertheless, I do not feel the urge to add water. Nice integration of alcohol indeed. Marzipan, grain cookies, vanilla galore but also some woodshavings and white pepper. And it’s all good. No wood glue or varnish, which I sometimes get in young grain. It’s very clean, if you ask me. Midpalate some sweet popcorn and some nougat appear.
    The finish is very sweet and peppery, but lasts a wonderful eternity.
    Great grain from my neck of the woods. Braeckman clearly has good stuff, but unfortunately the price is very steep. This will set you back some 85 EUR, which is an awful lot for only 50cl. It’s a good thing it’s this good.

  3. dramidaris scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. MarcVA1 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    One of the best Belgian whiskies.

    Very smooth bourbon tast.

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