Overall rating
Single Malt
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Stated Age
23 years old
Number of bottles
54.2 % Vol.
200 ml 700 ml
Added on
26 Jan 2013 6:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95,00

2 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Braes of Glenlivet 1989 WhB

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.68 points

  1. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Wow, a really good whisky. Already without water it is a force. With water especially the taste wins
    • Nose
      Great first impression, dark fruits, raisins, almonds, nuts, oak, sweetness, orange, the alcohol does not stand out

      with water:
      Immediately the malt opens, fruity, nut cake, orange
    • Taste
      Now the alcohol is there, sweetness, sweet lemon, juice orange, nuts, oak

      with water:
      strong, fruity, orange, oak, sweetness, chocolate, almonds

  2. st7 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Cask shared with Crom

  3. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Braeval from 1989 usually is very good (I got a bottle form C&S from the same vintage). Tastes quite young for its actual age. Tnx for the sample Erik.
    • Nose
      Very clean. The Bourbon cask influence is very clear: honey and vanilla at first. Also pineapple and lychees. Maple syrup sugar. Grassy notes.
    • Taste
      Waxy and oily. Pineapple again. Peaches and oranges. Toasted oak. Spices of black pepper and cumin. Cinnamon.
    • Finish
      The bourbon sweetness remains for a long time. Cinnamon. Liquorice. Not the most complex but very enjoyable.

  4. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    compared with Braeval 1989 C&S Braes of Glenlivet #1030
    • Nose
      spices - cinnamon, old dusty wood and sweet exotic fruits - pineapple
    • Taste
      apple, spices - pepper, floral, plums, vanilla and some fudge- butter scotch
    • Finish
      creamy, sweet floral and soft spices and herbs

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    • Nose
      First vanilla, apple, candy cane, honey, peach and subtle spice. Eventually mocha, but that takes a while to come through.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, nutmeg, apple, caramel, cream, honey, mocha and a little grass.
    • Finish
      Caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, apple and spice.

  6. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Lovely well-aged nose, with plenty of evidence of a good quality cask alongside some faint citrus fruits and the smell of an old hay barn (nicer than I can make it sound). Plenty of creamy toffee on the palate, with water releasing some additional citrus fruits. A touch unbalanced at the finish though, with salty and peppery aspects never quite blending as I hoped with the lingering fruits. Yet another great value bottling from Whiskybroker. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Mac na Bracha scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

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