- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- 47.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 30 Mar 2013 12:01 pm
5 × in wishlist
34 × member ratings
43 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Braeval 1991 TWM
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.61 points
Deep, rich honey sweetness. Almonds and marzipan. Sherry influence and a flat and oily undertone in the background.
Spicier than expected. Ginger and pepper but still enough sweetness and hints of oak. Less nutty taste than I was looking for. Oily without being smooth. Sherry in the nose and more bourbon on the palate. Strange but interesting.
Half long spicy finish very slowly drying out but not completely because there's always that oily touch around.
- Not too pleasant, at first, there is a lot of excess chemistry in the aroma, a fairly scanty taste / finish; on the other hand - a good balance, there is a sense of one-piece product, age-appropriate depth / saturation, over time, the fragrance is cleared of harsh notes, the taste / finish also gets better.
Medium intensity, wood-grain, solvent, glue Moment, varnish, carpenter's workshop, dried fruits.
Sharp, apple-oak, bitter-sweet, floral notes, vanilla, grapefruit peel, lacquer.
Slightly oily, greens - watercress, mustard salad; compote of dried fruits, oak bitterness, light kvass notes.
- Nose: Balanced sweetness. Honey, laquered wood, tropical fruits together with dried raisins and vanilla.
Body: Medium-heavy weight. Smooth and oily.
Taste: It has a nice balance between sweet notes, spice and wood. The amount of tropical fruit isn't giving way to dryness.
Finish: Long. Hot spice. Mouthwatering.
Verdict: Great daily dram, balanced sherry cask whisky.
I do agree
with markjedi1 on some of the notes in here, but I don't concur his thought
that this has been in a sherry cask; clearly bourbon to me.
a not-so-common way: Kiwi, coconut, banana, melon, citrus and avocado. Also toffee, almonds, wax and minty bourbon notes
come through after a while.
mouth feel, the avocado idea again. Green bananas, melon, minty bourbon. Slightly
spicy as well.
banana, coconut and melon, but bourbon notes (mint) win the race in the long run. It gets dryer and dryer, which I think is a pity.
- Great Braeval, a whisky that I have absolutely not tried enough. A
spring whisky pur sang. Now that the sun is finally coming out, this is the
kind of bottle to put on the table. Around 90 EUR.
Very sweet nose, albeit extremely soft. Beesax, pineapple cubes, toffee,
hints of brown sugar, mandarin, almond paste. Surely this was a sherry cask.
Pretty floral as well with grasses and wild flowers. It even has something sour
like from berries. Than a nice touch of vanilla kicks in. Very accessible.
On the palate, it does the sweet thing again, but is also pretty spice,
which I did not get on the nose. Ginger, nutmeg, even some cloves. The fruit is
again of the tropical variety, upholstered with some melon. The oak puts its
foot down as well with woodspice and a trace of smoke, but it never turns dry.
The fruit is more than juicy enough for that.
The finish is long, warm, spicy and slowly but surely dries the mouth.