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Overall rating
81.33/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
05.1990
Bottled
07.2010
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 6383
Number of bottles
329
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Nov 2010 5:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95,72

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Whisky Reviews for Braes of Glenlivet 1990 DL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.33 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    'Crafty Little Number'
    N: Beef or pork, buttery grain, some fruity, watery honey and overall a splendid subtle balance between the grain and the wood. Mild nose.
    T: Initially sharp citrus juice. Theres a herbal/vegetal note and lime pith on the bitter edge and a herbal sweetness - marjoram perhaps.  It's all rather engaging. Ground pepper lingers on the tip of tongue for the duration of a long development becoming chewy with a delicious fresh youthful maltiness.
    F: Initially the finish doesn't recover from the initial shock of the citrus arrival. After some time however theres an emergence of some limey barley at the death with some pleasant chilli wood notes. Grapefruit now features strongly, again though not fully dominating because theres still enough malt there to prevent the citrus overwhelming proceedings.
    C: This is definitely for one who craves the limes and grapefruits. Its very spey like, but drinking a Glen Grant 10 after, its apparent theres no caramel or vanilla here to soften the citrus edges, the sweetness is kept to a bear minimum. Crafty little number this, unique. Needs time to open up and a somewhat advanced palate.

    Scores a B-

  2. granella2003 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh and woody. Notes of shaved oak, resin and sweet, creamy malt. Hints of
      spice and black pepper.
    • Taste
      Toasty and beautifully woody with upfront vanilla
      spice, pepper and manuka honey.
    • Finish
      Spicy with hints of throat lozenges, pear drops
      and toffee apple.

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