Overall rating
Single Malt
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
15 years old
Refill Hogshead
HL 9888
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
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.



  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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