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Overall rating
87.20/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Vintage
08.06.1989
Bottled
04.2015
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Oak Hogshead
Casknumber
28450
Number of bottles
262
Strength
53.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
17 May 2015 11:00 am by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159,00

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Whisky Reviews for Braes of Glenlivet 1989 BA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.20 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2019] Another one of these workhorse distilleries that produce for blends only. Therefore really good bottlings are very hard to find...

    ...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).
    • Nose
      85 85
      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...
    • Taste
      87 87
      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.
    • Finish
      87 87
      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.

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