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Overall rating
86.59/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
47.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Mar 2013 12:01 pm

Average value

€ 89,00

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33 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Braeval 1991 TWM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.59 points

  1. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Deep, rich honey sweetness. Almonds and marzipan. Sherry influence and a flat and oily undertone in the background.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Half long spicy finish very slowly drying out but not completely because there's always that oily touch around.

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      Medium intensity, wood-grain, solvent, glue Moment, varnish, carpenter's workshop, dried fruits.
    • Taste
        Sharp, apple-oak, bitter-sweet, floral notes, vanilla, grapefruit peel, lacquer.
    • Finish
      Slightly oily, greens - watercress, mustard salad; compote of dried fruits, oak bitterness, light kvass notes.

  4. n1d0 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur



    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.
    • Nose


      Fruity in
      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.
    • Taste


      A fatty
      mouth feel, the avocado idea again. Green bananas, melon, minty bourbon. Slightly
      spicy as well.
    • Finish
      Initially
      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.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm, spicy and slowly but surely dries the mouth.

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