Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Premier Barrel Selection
Stated Age
12 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Oct 2013 1:09 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 52,31

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Whisky Reviews for Braeval 12-year-old DL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.43 points

  1. SteveW110 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    Relatively unspectacular in the nose ...
    Smells of white wine, young grapes ... Slightly yeast, light barley notes and quite alcoholic.
    Unfortunately, the taste dominates the alcohol. He gets quite hot in the taste. Only in the finish, he is slightly fruity, but the sherry influence is barely noticeable
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      58 58
    • Finish
      70 70

  2. Hemdl scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A surprising malt, that's for sure. If the first impression had deterred me a bit, the malt could develop after some time and develop a variety of flavors. Overall, a pleasant Speysider for cozy evenings, but nothing special. Since then missing but a few stronger barrel influences and stronger flavors. Maybe the malt would have done a few more years in the barrel.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring into the glass: Phew, he'll shy away from it. Reminiscent of a fruit brandy and very sprittig, here is the young age but noticeable. First of all, I leave some time in the glass.
      After a few minutes, the perception changes noticeably. Now slight sherry flavors emerge, the alcohol has largely volatilized. In addition, there are floral aromas, one thinks to walk through a flower meadow. Sweet malt, caramel and honey. The longer you give the malt the time to unfold in the glass, the deeper the sherry flavors become.
    • Taste
      Very mild, the malt spreads in the mouth. The 46 percent by volume of alcohol you notice here in any way. In the mouth then shows the expected as typical Speysider. Young fruits, downright green notes and a pleasant sweetness. In addition, unripe grapes, green apples and the hint of a nut mixture (walnut?).
    • Finish
      In the sweet and seriously dry finish the perceived in the nose Hongisüße comes to light for a short time before the malt disappears after a short time from the palate.

  3. granella2003 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottled in fancy ceramic decanter


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