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05 Jun 2013

Braeval 1994 (Liquid Library)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Braes of Glenlivet

There’s suddenly a lot of middle-aged Braeval aka Braes of Glenlivet on the market. That means lots of options with similar quality, I don’t think you can go wrong. This Braeval 1994 was bottled in the Liquid Library series. It’s not easy to find, I suspect there aren’t many bottles or it hasn’t been distributed yet.

 

Braeval 1994 Liquid LibraryBraeval 18 yo 1994 (49,7%, Liquid Library 2013, ex-bourbon barrel)

Nose: very very fruity. Bright lime and orange, lemon curd, lots of banana and marshmallow. Peach yoghurt and kiwi. Assorted fruit gums. Also a green oakiness. Vanilla custard and honey. Bring on the summer, baby. Mouth: again so fresh and fruity, with a nice balance of sweetness and sourness. Orange, green apple peelings, tangerine and lime. Marzipan cookies. Grassier and oakier than the nose. Some pepper. Finish: not exactly dry but the oak has a firm grip now. Cooked fruit and pepper.

Good summery whisky, and this expression is particularly bright and vibrant. Around € 90. By the way, there’s a similar version in the Liquid Treasures series. Just as good.

Score: 88/100

Braeval 1994 (Liquid Library) 4 Ruben Luyten 2013-06-05

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  • WhiskyNotes: You're right, it is a refill bourbon cask. Sorry if I suggested otherwise, but I believe a single cask can never be 80% sherry and 20% bourbon like th
  • Tabrulavubeg: I've tried the 18yo Single Cask yesterday. It's really quite good, but from Ruben's conclusion "an exquisite version of this already really good dram"
  • Johan Andersson: Yes this cask is really fantastic. If you did the Cadenhead Warehouse tasting with Grant MacPherson in Campbeltown 2013 and until Open Day in May 2014

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