Maltbarn released a couple of new bottlings: Irish single malt 2001, Glen Scotia 1992 and this Braeval 1994. Two other releases will be launched at the upcoming Limburg Whisky Fair.
Braes of Glenlivet 22 yo 1994 (48,3%, Maltbarn 2016, bourbon cask, 197 btl.)
Nose: sweet and candied, with some hints of cotton candy and bubblegum in the background. Pears, a little brown sugar and vanilla syrup. Gummi bears. Honey and traces of minty oak and liquorice.
Mouth: sweet, malty and fruity, with peaches, banana and lime. Vanilla fudge, hints of fruit cake and marzipan. Cinnamon pastry. Light waxy notes.
Finish: long, still lots of vanilla and fruit syrup, with a bit more creamy oak, spices and hints of chocolate.
Very pleasant Braeval with a rich, sweet character. Easy to like really. It should arrive in stores soon. Around € 120.