Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Hamilton (DH)
Bottling serie
The Clan Denny
Stated Age
12 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
46.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
Added on
01 Feb 2014 4:45 pm by whiskyman_de
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 146,99

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Whisky Reviews for Braeval 12-year-old DH

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.71 points

  1. whiskytheo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Douglas Laing's founder Fred Douglas Laing flew with RAF Coastal Command during World War Two make this year's charitable bottling particularly poignant and appropriate for this Whisky family owned business.
    Only 762 bottles have been released with the label depicting the striking hand-drawn Spitfire LO-Q courtesy of Scottish artist Professor Dugald Cameron, formerly head of Glasgow School of Art. This very Spitfire featured flew through Sandy Johnstone's 602 (city of Glasgow) Squadron during the Battle of Britain.
    Says Douglas Laing & Co's Managing Director Fred Laing: "The association between Sergeant Fred Douglas Laing and the RAF Benevolent fund was irresistible to me as I remember how proud he was of his service of war in the RAF-although a Spitfire ace he was not! I hope this iconic Spitfire drawing on the label, allied to a great Scotch Malt dram and the wonderful cause of the RAF benevolent fund will make this bottling a real bait! "
    Bob Kemp, regional director of the RAF Benevolent Fund said: "We are pleased to have a team with Douglas Laing & Co. in the unique launch of this rather special Clan Denny Brooklands-Grange malt." The company has stated that all profits from this bottling to the RAF benevolent fund will come, for which we are grateful. And we will certainly raise a glass and founder Fred and remember everything he has achieved in his time with Coastal Command in the dark days of World War II. "

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Sugary sweet with lots of light/sweet malt loaf, pineapple & ginger cubes, sweet vanilla milk and danish pastries with a plethora of dried fruits and crystallised sugar on top, Easily pleasing and entertaining.

    T: Seemingly light arrival but sugary sweet building in power towards a spicy, malty/gingery and fruity-fresh spirit>oak direction. Smelled youthful and tastes it too with neutral/light summer fruits, sugary pastries and lots of ethanol zing - becoming I little astringent.

    F:.A slow fade leading to a light, peppery/spirity, porridge oat finish. Not a great deal here other than a mild sour milky conclusion.

    C: An unusually light sherried whisky with several issues but i liked it  - Simple fun.

    Scores a C

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Well, a rather
    middle-of-the-road Braeval, that did not convince me. Thanks to Anverness for
    the generous sample.
    • Nose
      The nose is very soft
      and sweet. Caramel, pineapple skin, a touch beeswax and some
      toffee. A small floral hint as well. Alas not much else, making this nose
      somewhat undefined.
    • Taste
      It is nicely oily on
      the palate and immediately pretty spicy. Ginger, nutmeg and a smidge of
      cinnamon. A big peppery bit, though. The fruit remains of the yellow variety
      (sultanas amongst others) with a bit of melon in the mix. But again not enough
      character to jump out at you.
    • Finish
      The finish is long
      and offers a boost of citrus, that I had not detected before.

  4. Gronqvist scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet Sherry, citrus, ripe apple, butterscotch, vanilla, toast, hops, chocolate, mocha and biscuits. 
    • Taste
      Fruity and delicate with notes of orange, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, a little sherry, sweet tea, nuts, cloves, cinnamon, a little chocolate, chewing gum and a hint of camphor. 
    • Finish
      Medium long and slightly dry with citrus, vanilla, caramel, slightly Sherry, barley, a little salt and biscuits


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