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Braes of Glenlivet whisky reviews

Braes of Glenlivet 23yo 1989 (57,1%, A.D. Rattray 2012, bourbon hogshead #1053, 187 btl.) – 80/100

Braes of Glenlivet 21 yo 1991 (47,4%, Master of Malt 2012, first-fill bourbon barrel, 251 btl.) – 88/100

Braeval 21 yo 1991 (53,1%, Brachadair 2013, bourbon barrel #95120, 230 btl.) – 87/100

Braeval 21 yo 1991 (47,7%, The Whisky Mercenary 2013) – 88/100

Braeval 18 yo 1994 (49,7%, Liquid Library 2013, ex-bourbon barrel) – 88/100

Braeval 18 yo 1994 (55,3%, Tasting Fellows 2013, barrel #165661, 170 btl.) – 85/100

Braeval 12 yo 2001 (46%, Hepburn’s Choice 2013, sherry cask, 807 btl.) – 83/100

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