Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
62.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 aug 2008 4:16 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 227.08

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Whisky reviews for Braes of Glenlivet 1989 CA

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.50 points.

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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  3. sengaia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I originally had this when it was new out, and remember it fondly. 20 years later and I managed to find another bottle, so was it really that good or was I just a young inexperienced whisky drinker? The answer is both. This really is a good dram, much better than a 12 year old Braeval has any business being.

    The nose is an avalanche of tropical fruits, flowers and honey. The oak sings softly in the background. Complex, but also fresh and uplifting. On the palate the oak is more present and water becomes necessary to find the proper balance. Once you do what is left is less complex than the nose but still in complete harmony and a textbook example of what bourbon matured Speyside whisky should be. Most distilleries don’t reach this level until 18, or 20 years, or ever.

    This must have been one special cask. If Braeval could produce this quality consistently at 12 years old it would be a household name among whisky aficionados.


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