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Quaich1
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Braeval 14 Year Hepburn's Choice 50%abv Reply with quote

This one matured in first fill sherry cask, 368 bottles.

Murray's Taste Notes
:

Color
: Hay

Nose: Granny smith apples, dried apricots and sweetened rhubarb. Citronella accents sprout chestnut and crab apple essences. Late vanilla.

Taste
: Fruit n's spice, honey dew melon segues into mild pepper, creamy with hint of merengue and tangerine and Mandarin oranges. Mocha chocolate erupts with buttermilk tenticles.

Finish
: Long, citrus meld with bananas and sweetened plantains.

Comments: A fruity Speyside single malt with a spice halo.

Score
: 88
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for your note Murray. Not a distillery we hear much of and one that I have tasted very little of as almost all of the production is destined for the Chivas blends which as you know I am a big fan of. It really is rare to see this as a single malt, however given the booming popularity of single malts I wonder if Chivas have any plans to release an official distillery bottling as they reopened the distillery in 2008.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James T wrote:
Cheers for your note Murray. Not a distillery we hear much of and one that I have tasted very little of as almost all of the production is destined for the Chivas blends which as you know I am a big fan of. It really is rare to see this as a single malt, however given the booming popularity of single malts I wonder if Chivas have any plans to release an official distillery bottling as they reopened the distillery in 2008.


Cheers James. Yes, actually I too have not had much previous exposure to this distillery. I was pleasantly impressed with this single malt offering. It was a big hit at my club's tasting and my notes were centered out and gleaned considerable attention Tuesday night.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like it was a good one Murray, I have only ever sampled Braeval at a tasting, as James says it would be see Chivas release an official distillery bottling of Braeval in the future.
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