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23 May 2013

Braeval 1991 (Whisky Mercenary)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Braes of Glenlivet

The second of two new releases by The Whisky Mercenary: Braeval 1991 or more correctly: Braes o’ Glenlivet as the distillery was called until 1995.

 

 

Braeval 1991 Whisky MercenaryBraeval 21 yo 1991
(47,7%, The Whisky Mercenary 2013)

Nose: a nice, warm fruit basket, with buttery pears, raspberry, banana and mango. Coconut cream as well as white chocolate. Honey and cinnamon cookies. Marshmallow. Also pleasant background dust, oak polish and mint, in case the fruity notes made you think it was youngish. Rather excellent. Mouth: sweet and fruity again. Tropical banana / coconut combo. Pineapple. Hints of roasted almonds and grain cookies. Chocolate. More spicy than on the nose (ginger and nutmeg). Fades on hay and grasses. Finish: quite long, sweet and spicy with fading cocoa.

The scoop of introducing great Braeval 1991 was for Master of Malt, but this one is just as good. More expensive though. Around € 90.

Score: 88/100

Braeval 1991 (Whisky Mercenary) 4 Ruben Luyten 2013-05-23
  • Alexander

    Hi Ruben!

    Thanks for terrific reviews! A question: which of the Braevals from -91 you’ve tasted is the most fruity, i.e. most tropical?

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