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Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Brachadair (Brd)
Vintage
08.1991
Bottled
02.2013
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
95120
Number of bottles
230
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Jun 2013 4:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82.00

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Whisky Reviews for Braeval 1991 Brd

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.83 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    So I would definitely put him in Speyside and a certain age too because of menthol and furniture polish. A pinch of smoke is quite possible. Otherwise, it is an exciting malt with a beautiful development of strength and an interesting combination of aromas. Not really a daily dram.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    The longer I occupy myself with him, the more I like him. Great malt!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Even the first breath appears round and complete, ripe, not very ripe yellow fruits, vanilla, a touch of herbs and malt. This picture does not change significantly with standing, it appears a bit fuller, less fruity, more mineral. Sweat is also now noticeable. When warmed up, floral notes are added, some menthol, slightly grassy. Lots of acid and furniture polish now. Possibly also smoke in homeopathic doses, the fruitiness is history.
    • Taste
      88 88
      In the mouth it initially appears watery and slightly sweet, until after a few seconds the alcohol unfolds its immense strength for only 53% and brings with it a lot of tart aromas and white pepper. Vanilla and a little honey now stand in the way of a good helping of grassy bitterness. In the second sip, the bitterness is more in front and the sweetness takes a little longer. But this time there is also a citric acid.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is not that short, at first tart, then sweet notes last the longest, a starch-like sweetness. It initially warms up the chest area significantly. In the second sip, a distinct dark chocolate note before the fading even sets in.
      Addendum, a good quarter of an hour later, the finish is really extremely long, honey and (I would almost bet there is smoke) a very delicate bitterness still cause increased saliva production.

  2. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    In the nose a great fruit cake batter, in the mouth the barrel hits hard, which can be balanced out with a few drops of water.
    • Nose
      87 87
      In one word: honey fruit cake batter.
      A little more detailed: Nice light fruity aromas - local and exotic: pear, pineapple, peach, with honey, beeswax, cake batter, oak spice in the background. Clearly fresh alcohol note.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oh, undiluted it takes a sharp bite - tannins and alcohol briefly numb the tongue. After the heat has subsided: bright exotic fruit, a little honey, waxy-creamy, at the end the oak spice becomes noticeable again. With a little water, the first initial sharpness in the mouth is very tamed, the rest is retained.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long, creamy-sweet and warming, towards the end dry, astringent and becoming a bit bitter.

  4. Vallado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Notes from blind tasting.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fruit cake on the flower meadow! Light fruits (pear, pineapple / lemon), creamy and sweet with a nice freshness and flowery-grassy notes. Great nose!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peppery-spicy start, nice texture, but now very pronounced woody spices and spices in the direction of nutmeg, ginger, cardamom and somehow also minimal coriander. The beautiful fruit from the nose is there, but it is difficult to counter the dominant, tart world of aromas
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium to long, astringent tart, with time sweet and sour fruit aromas and some hay also come through

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    (Blind tasting notes)

    A nice, crisp, bitter, refreshing, mouthwashing aperitif whisky with a bewitching, floral nose. Uncomplicated, but successful. Very intense, but disintegrates easily with water. Typing is difficult here, any Speysider, 12 to max. 18 years to be out of the SV vase.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Okay, completely different number, just ex-bourbon and much lighter and fresher, fruity, a really typical summery Speysider. Very aromatic and present, I am almost tempted to simply describe it as "fragrant". Flowery, honey-sweet, slightly herbaceous (freshly chopped chives) and with quite active - but not old - American oak. Coconut, pineapple, powdered sugar ... Under 20, probably not much older than 16, probably. The very good barrel quality makes a big difference here, I think.
      86-87 points.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Outwardly peppery start, then a lot of crunchy (and beautifully creamy at the back) oak, undiluted already bites a bit into the tongue, which also leads me to suspect that it won't be too old. In the back it gets bitter.
      85-86 points.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Buttery, creamy, after half a minute also slightly bitter (Campari, quinine). Light corn sweetness, pink grapefruit, hay, straw, dry, crisp wood.
      85 points.

  6. SingleMaltSamples scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 1024whisky scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    Not bad, with severe bitterness; long and rich bitterness aftertaste.

  9. Foamy scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    This is the first bottling for a new Belgian independent bottler – Brachadair.
    Vanilla, white chocolate mousse, white pepper, honey in the nose.
    The vanilla and spices explodes in your mouth with some waxy fruity notes.
    Quite strong … I does open up nicely with some water.
    Hint of smoke in the finish with some creamy coconut.
    An nice example of a ‘modern’ bourbon matured Speyside whisky
     Good value for this price!

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Well, Brachadair certainly knows how to make an entry,
    if you ask me. And only 79 EUR, which is hard to beat.
    • Nose
      The nose is very sweet, but mostly very waxy. Beeswax,
      dried grass, coconut milk, ginger and white pepper. Some citrus in the shape of
      lime, peel included. A little bitterness, a touch of sourness. Hints of oak and
      some vanilla that becomes louder all the time. Very accessible.
    • Taste
      On the palate, it is waxy as well, but immediately
      turns very feisty. Black peppers, ginger, even some nutmeg. The fruit then
      takes the reins again. White fruit, yellow fruit, both juicy and dried.
      Coconut, again. I quite like this.
    • Finish
      On the long, spicy finish, I get some woodsmoke.

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