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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
XOP - Xtra Old Particular
Vintage
05.1990
Bottled
12.2015
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 11008
Number of bottles
9
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Jan 2016 1:42 pm by Gonathras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 176,55

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Whisky Reviews for Braeval 1990 DL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. theroachman did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Serge Valentin (whiskyfun.com) on 15 april 2016:

    Braeval 25 yo 1990/2015 (57.3%, Douglas Laing, XOP, refill hogshead, DL ref 11008, 9 bottles) That is right, only 9 (nine) bottles. It’s not a small batch, it’s a nano-batch. Colour: deep gold. Nose: oh, wax polish, old leather, toasted bread and brioche, panettone, sweet damp earth… Then dandelions and acacia honey, mocha, praline, a hint of beef bouillon, a touch of menthol… This is very complex, and rather superb. Nine bottles, really? With water: notes of pear cider (we call that poiré), and bottled apricot juice. Mouth (neat): very punchy, starting with Williams pears (loads) and quince jelly, with a slightly prickly side (lemonade) and a few green spices, such as some kind of green curry and chilli paste. Keeps hesitating between a rounded fruity/candied side and some sharper spices. Fun, but nine bottles? With water: that poiré is back, and the spices got louder. The oak too. Perhaps a little tart. Finish: long, with a tannicity that’s far from being unpleasant. Comments: some sides reminded me of some Karuizawas, but this Braeval is zestier and sharper. I like it quite a lot, but nine bottles? And not even magnums? SGP:561 - 88 points.

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Douglas Laing & Co
    • Nose
      Clean and gristy initially, then warms to buttered burnt toast with dark honey.
    • Taste
      Warmingly spiced, before it heads to barley, sugar, spices and coffee.
    • Finish
      More of that coffee now, with dry spices, heather based honey and light oak.

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