Overall rating
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Mar 2014 6:37 pm by Feis_ile
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80,31

3 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Braeval 1998 vW

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.27 points

  1. wildewillem scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    Deliciously fruity scent. Taste and aftertaste less exciting
    • Nose
      83 83
      Peer, ananas.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sweet, fruity.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Quite short

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Mild fruitiness. hint of orangepeel, Wood and some vanilla. Heater but not much. Apple juice. quite a classic speyside

    Initial taste: sweet and sour, hint of spice. some duff note, like a dusty old cellar. Citrus in  here confectionery citrus. Malt. Pine seed.

    Body: medium, not much of it actually.

    Finish: medium. The taste notes are there and slowly fade away.

    Price: This is a rarely seen whisky as everything is for the blends, that makes the price higher, but the quality isn't that good.

    Presentation: Sober but decent as always with The Ultimate

    Comments: sample from Hvdree.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    very discreet, summer whisky, good drink
    • Nose
      Pear juice, mirabelle plum, apple schnapps, vanilla, vineyard peach, canned pineapple, glue stick
    • Taste
      Creamy vanilla, pear compote, quince
    • Finish
      fruity, mild, medium-long

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    • Nose
      Apple juice, lime (7Up), caramel, sour citrus candy, fig, banana and just a little grass.
    • Taste
      Caramel, lime, pepper, apple, fig. A little washing-up liquid?
    • Finish
      Caramel, pepper, almond and lime.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Feis_ile did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    If you like Speyside whisky, this is definitely worth a try. You can also have a pick-up at a festival there you can taste the Braeval, you will not be disappointed.
    • Nose
      barley, sweet, lemon, vanilla, nuts
    • Taste
      creamy, oily, barley, some plum (the yellow ones), vanilla fudge, honey and white pepper in the end.
    • Finish
      pleasant, supple, sweet, the pepper note stops, mint and a slight bitter end.


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