Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Stated Age
15 years old
Sherry Butt
DL 11562
Number of bottles
48.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Jun 2017 12:27 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79,90

4 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Braeval 2001 DL

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points

  1. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Typically aromatic and with pronounced malty-buttery aromas. Buckwheat pancakes with cream, some coconut oil, vanilla, ground nuts, cocoa, maybe even Dresdner Eierschecke.
      With water: very gristig, ever mealy but pleasantly fresh.
    • Taste
      Maintained nutty-malty aroma profile, a lot of broken cereals, a hint of grass, salted semolina pudding, beautiful nutmeg-like spice and quite a bit enormous.
      With water: Grist.
    • Finish
      Long, nutty, spelled flakes and slightly nutty sherry tones

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    reminds me a lot of the style of the Glen Spey Flora and Fauna bottling - just not my kind of whisky - I do not like these dry citrus sherrycasks - the style comes from a bourboncask more harmonious - the malt is a woody buffoon - I miss finesse. The keg must have been quite exhausted
    • Nose
      sweet and sour, lemon, mineral, apple, pear, vanilla, green bark, ethereal lemon zest, tart, light bitter notes, oak - green wood, freshly planed, grass
    • Taste
      fresh tart lemon, dry white wine, mineral, warming and mint cooling at the same time, burnt caramel, alcohol quite clearly noticeable - not disturbing but already slightly biting - when chewing longer - oak flavoring - slightly bitter, herbal tart, the whisky is powerfully impetuous with a lot of light Wood
    • Finish
      dry, sweet, sour, tart, tannins, tingling oak - is becoming increasingly bitter - not chocolate or coffee - rather grapefruit peel, or bitter cucumber ends

  4. Mannheimer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Despite a comparatively light color for a sherry barrel ripening, it turns out to be very dark fruity.
    This interplay between soaked / dark fruits and the duo coffee / cocoa is simply awesome.
    Wg. Short departure he loses a few points, otherwise he would be close to 90 turn. A unique Speysider.
    • Nose
      Very ripe fruits (pears, apples), overripe apricots, plums and mirabelles in the background.
      Then you have coffee and cocoa notes, accompanied by milk chocolate. The whole thing is rather dry, the dark fruits bring much complexity. After a few minutes you get a hint of vanilla, Eiche is far away, then come through brown sugar and wonderful fig notes.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly sweet on the tongue, extremely fruity, nice balance between light and dark fruits. Coffee notes become more pronounced then, with soaked fruits and toffee, extremely yummy!
    • Finish
      Unfortunately, rather short to medium, coffee, cocoa. Appearance of oak and the fruit accompanies the whole thing.


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