Braes of Glenlivet 1989 23 YO cask #689015
Braes of Glenlivet 1989 23 YO cask #689015, 54,9 %
The name Braes of Glenlivet is the old name for Braeval Distillery. The Braes of Glenlivet 1989 23 YO cask #689015 was released by Speciality Drinks Ltd, the company behind The Whisky Exchange.
Braeval Distillery is owned by Chivas brothers (Pernod Ricrad), and was established as recently as 1973. It was closed between 2002 and 2008, but it is full production now, which means approximately 4 million litres of alcohol per year.
The Braes of Glenlivet 1989 23 YO cask #689015 was bottled in May 2012, with a total outturn of 272 bottles. You might find a bottle online at around € 90.
Nose: Light, whiffs of menthol, fresh apples, a touch of soap, vanilla,
Taste: Soft mouthfeel. Spicy, perfumy and a bit edgy. It bites, and there's plenty alcohol in that bite as well. Quite fruity though, and once the first shock has passed it is relatively pleasant. Honey, ginger, oak, white pepper, paper...
Finish: ...then it sort of falls apart. It becomes just brackish, stale, thin, water, metallic and plain boring. The perfume stays though - all the way, imagine that. Medium long finish, by the way.
Comments: Not really working for me...
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Sláinte! - Thomas