...and this is good by Braeval standards but to be honest: It is a blender's malt that makes no lasting impression as a single malt release. Easy quaffable without flaws or off-notes but without any interesting characteristics too (that is what the blenders like, hence it is perfectly distilled to its destiny).
The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers the typical subtle blending base malt profile without any strong aromas. It shows the traditional grassy-floral notes most blenders prefer in their base malts but unfortunately such a profile is not very appealing as a single malt. It is flawless and balanced but otherwise uninspiring...
The taste is rather simple too - do not get me wrong: It is quite powerful with barley sugars, grassy, floral and waxy impressions but it never develops a character of its own (this could be any blender's malt). In this respect it is easy to drink but uninteresting to explore. After some chewing a tasty note of white chocolate develops (after the sugars combined their power) that stays on the palate throughout the finish.
The initial mouthfeel is warming and coating without any distacting moments, again what the blenders prefer because it adds substance (without dominating flavours). The finish is long but adds no new impressions (and no distracting moments either). Water releases some chalky aromas in the nose and turns the taste more approachable, hence quaffable but it does not release significant new flavours on the palate. I like this dram best when reduced to about 45% abv.