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Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Vintage
12.1997
Bottled
06.2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
DL 11205
Number of bottles
323
Strength
48.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Aug 2016 12:00 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 81,31

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Whisky Reviews for Braeval 1997 DL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: Not many single cask, mature Braeval around - what a treat. Initially sulphury with garage=greenhouse aroma combinations. It's really unusual, i like.
    T: Again, there’s an unusual charcoal meatiness. Water brings out the malt, sherried malt
    F: Begins to settle, stabilise and resonate. Concludes with deep sherry-char.
    C: Balance wise it's cask heavy but that doesn’t mean it's loud and clumsy. That cask brings complexity and depth with a unique profile. Actually one of the highlights of the show. I meant to go back and retry it - next time.

    Scores a B

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The departure is unfortunately not very pleasant, in the mouth is still ok, unfortunately, can convince only in the nose properly. All in all ok, but nothing that I would pour myself again given alternatives.
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity, rather light, the color was already an indication and the nose confirms that this was probably a refill keg, could have been from the nose also a bourbon barrel, sweet overripe apple, citrus notes, something Nut and some chocolate, the apple is very dominant, in the background a little spice from the European oak barrels
    • Taste
      oily, sweet but dry, apple, apple peel, slightly nutty, sourish, bitter
    • Finish
      has a bit of calvados, nuts, a certain alcohol, like sake, very bitter

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