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Overall rating
87.86/100
votes
76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 53
Vintage
1994
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Bourbon
Number of bottles
197
Strength
51.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Mar 2016 12:34 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 122.50

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Whisky Reviews for Braes of Glenlivet 1994 MBa

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.86 points

  1. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    unusual and interesting
    • Nose
      Many field herbs, green apple, wormwood, furniture polish, bright and young for this age of whisky, sweet vanilla notes mixed with menthol chewing gum
    • Taste
      sweet vanilla with woody notes, an unusual, unexpected taste, later added light enveloping notes of spices and minerality. Interesting and unusual
    • Finish
      herbal with spices and metallic aftertaste, bone apricots and vanilla, sunken tree

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not a bad, interesting enough mole, with a strong influence of a bourbon barrel, in depth and saturation a little underdogs to its years, but overall it shows a good level.
    • Nose
      Open, herbaceous - wormwood, yarrow; sweet creamy notes, vanilla, carpentry, varnish, solvent, eucalyptus, salty grape leaves, gradually bourbon derivatives become dominant.
    • Taste
      Bitter sweet, woody notes, grapefruit crusts, daikon, margelan radish, light creamy tones, herbal sour - sorrel, rhubarb;
    • Finish
        Spicy, warming, orange peel, metal sour, ginger, light lacquer and oily tones, apple pits.

  3. r00ster scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Good whisky in general.
    • Nose
      The nose is very fresh, smells like freshly washed cloth and a hint butter cake (Botterkoek in Dutch)
    • Taste
      The taste is herbs, fennel and liquorices. So a very good combination of some outspoken whisky with the right elements.
    • Finish
      The finish stays very long in the mouth but is gone all of a sudden.

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nice finish with nice balance. Candy shop in a bottle.
    • Nose
      Bubblegum, Mackintosh toffee, vanilla, menthol, rose petals, cherry gum drop
    • Taste
      Vanilla, stone fruits, custard, minerals, wax, butterscotch ice cream topping
    • Finish
      Sugar cinnamon, apricots, chamomile tea, white chocolate, pinch of chili pepper

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. toklian scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Braes of Glenlivet 22 yo 1994/2016 (51.7%, Maltbarn, bourbon, 197 bottles)
    Colour: straw. Nose: all right, exactly the style of the SMWS, only
    more mature, that is to say better ‘mingled’ and with more oak. That
    kind of oak translates into some nice mentholy and liquoricy vanilla
    plus a little coconut. Perhaps dandelions? With water: as often, tends
    to become a little earthier, as well as more mineral. Mouth (neat):
    sweet and creamy, at times you would think it is bourbon. Coconut balls,
    vanilla, cinnamon and ginger cake… I’d even swear there is some rye
    inside. Serious. With water: very good, easy, creamy, and even a little
    gewurztraminerish. Okay, okay… Finish: medium, a little more
    spice-forward. Ginger, nutmeg… Comments: a very excellent cask for sure.
    I dig this creamy one. SGP:551 - 87 points.

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/2017/Braes-and-Braeval.html (C)

  7. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. malthead-sven scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    reminds in stages of an exotic bazaar; Nose, taste and finish are very diversified, ranging from herbaceous meadow to tropical fruits. The alcohol is not always well integrated.
    • Nose
      rosy, floral, scented candles, applesauce, then it becomes slightly sour, sparkling, elderberry, anise, coconut, prickly pear, then sweeter with water, a lot of toffee and vanilla, in between and on alcoholic, is slightly flowery in the end again
    • Taste
      syrupy, honey, dry, somehow exotic with traces of lychee, doughy, dry
    • Finish
      very voluminous, herbal tea, fades slowly and neatly dry on the cheeks, minerally sweet and medium in length

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