- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Connoisseurs Choice
- Refill Sherry Hogsheads
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- New Map Label
- Added on
- 29 Sep 2013 3:44 am
4 × in wishlist
24 × member ratings
35 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Braeval 1995 GM
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.50 points
- This is a oké whisky. Especially if they use this type of whisky as a blend filler. Nothing wrong with it, nothing outstanding either.
The smell is somewhat hidden. This smells delicately fruity, little hints of canned peach and some dried apricots. But it isn't a burst of flavors honestly.
Mild in the sense of a delicate whisky. It is sweet, lightly fruity and has a nice touch of these canned peaches again. It is just a friendly whisky, everybody will like this. A middle of the road whisky.
Short-medium lenght. Here is quite a bit of vanilla and caramel to be found and again fruit syrup from canned fruit. Fades away a tad bitter, but not really unpleasant.
- Maltstock 2017
A last dram at Maltstock after a wonderful night at the campfire. I hoped for more, but I have tasted better Braeval whisky's. Fruity, yes but to flat on the palate even when my palate was triggerd again by some sparkling water, it didn't gave me what I was looking for.
- A "daily dram" or a "starter" pleasantly fruity and balanced. A classic Speysider that does not revolutionize the genre but is clearly to taste if the opportunity arises.
At first we might think it is too wise or past, but after a few seconds we realize that it is rather fine and "posed". Very focused on the yellow apple, but I also detect white reason and, after aeration, dry pear. A very slight fruity dust twirling in the background.
Sweet white fruits and vanilla are essential. A monolithic mouth, little changing, but very pleasant. Juicy pear, peach, a little sour lemon. Some spicy spices develop during dram.
Short. As you go through the dram, a fruity bitterness appears and develops. Apple peel dries the palate once the fruit is out.
- The nose was
interesting, the palate ok, but the finish leaves something to be desired.
The nose is quite
interesting, because besides the sweetness from the sherry cask, I also detect
something… dirty. Not sure how to describe it, but let me call it stepped on
grass with mud. It is the best I can do. Light, but there. It also have something sour as if from a candy. Becomes sweeter as you
leave it to breath, with louder citrus (oranges and lemon, but also
lemongrass), crystal sugar and light vanilla. I find this nose quite nice.
The body is somewhat
light, almost watery. That is a bit of a let-down. But the taste is oaky.
Citrus returns in full force, supported by some ginger, pepper and liquorice. A
surprising trace of woodsmoke gives it depth. Midpalate I get some strawberries
and raspberries with a hint of milk chocolate. Yep, this is not so bad after
The finish is fairly
long and peppery, but little remains of the fruit. It leaves the mouth parch