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Braeval Single Malt Scotch Whisky


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Speyside
1973
Preenie and Kate’s wells
Chivas Brothers Ltd (Pernod Ricard)
Operational
No
+44 (0)1542 783042
 
Braeval the highest working distillery in Scotland was founded in 1973 by Chivas Brothers who at the time was owned by Canadian distilling giant Seagram Co Ltd and for the first 20 years of its life the distillery was named Braes of Glenlivet. The distillery was built to contribute to the Chivas blend, in fact its entire output was used for blending.

In 1994, the distillery name was changed to Braeval to avoid confusion with its sister distillery The Glenlivet

In 2001, Pernod Ricard acquired Seagram which turned out to be bad news for Braeval as Pernod Ricard decided to mothball Braeval in October 2002 due to over production.

After being mothballed for six years Braeval reopened in July 2008. Today the entire output is still destined to go into blends and there are no official distillery bottlings but in the past the odd cask has found its way into the hands of independent bottlers. You can find a few independent bottlings from bottlers such as Hart Brothers, Cadenhead, Signatory, Douglas Laing and Gordon & Macphail.

As production only resumed in July 2008 hopefully we will see more independent bottlings in the future or perhaps even an official distillery bottling.

The Braeval distillery style tends to be quite sweet, grassy, fruity and a bit of spice.
 

Braeval Tasting Notes


Braes of Glenlivet 1975 Gordon & Macphail
Nose: Heavy freshness, fruity - fresh pears. Malty with a vanilla edge. Subtle fresh grass influence develops.

Taste: Mouth warming, some delicate and rounded spice present, sweet with malty overtones.


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Braeval Bottlings


You will find bottlings of Braeval availble from the following independent bottlers:
  • Douglas Laing
  • Hart Brothers
  • Cadenhead
  • Duncan Taylor
  • Gordon & Macphail
  • Signatory
  • Deerstalker

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