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Overall rating
83.67/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
09.1997
Bottled
06.2013
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
HL 9888
Number of bottles
309
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Oct 2013 2:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 81,47

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Whisky Reviews for Braeval 1997 HL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.67 points

  1. molar3rd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Creamy vanilla and orchard fruit : peach, grape peel , sandalwood cereals and honey make for a lovely nose on this one. gentle and needs time to develop.

    Palate: pepper and spice, on the first wave of flavors, give way to coconut, vanilla, and fruit with a nice maltiness with some nuts and spiced wood. bits of chocolate on the 2nd wave … as well as lemon rind.

    Finish: Lemon rind, pepper, chocolate , coconut and wood.

    In short: A nice full bodied dram, nice at 50%. Not a bad choice … very drinkable stuff.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/01/15/braeval-15-yo-old-malt-cask/

     

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    ‘Excellent if a little imbalanced and volatile’
    N: Smells peated, is certainly oily and maritime with an underlying [sherried?] fruit maltiness - very much Islay in style and leaning closest to the south of the island. Roasted & charred veg - endive, shallots and chicory with mild raspberry-salted sweets, nettles, wild garlic and a subtle/sweet, grassy/dried floral quality leading to an thin but floral, grassy apricot & raspberry coulis. The malt is ever present. This is super start, i have every confidence.
    T: Lots of punch and power - salty, zingy and oily leading to sweet, sugary, malty fruits [plums & cherries] - always spirit=grain led but never overly dominating. With water the [oily] woody cask notes are teased out with even more oily, malty, fruitiness and a fresher vibe leading into the finish. Theres also the taste of pebbles and roads, i guess its the coal tar notes that lead one down that particular suggestive avenue,
    F: Mild, creamy, sour, saline, aniseed developing finish with the [oaky] dry, fruity malt still peaking through. Still oily and peaty to the last with coaltar and  beach pebbles coinciding with the more prominent spirit right at the end.
    C: Excellent if a little imbalanced and volatile. Heres an unusual situation of a cask, well used but still full of character.

    Scores a B+

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