Nordic Whisky #91 - Braunstein 15:1

Nordic Whisky #91 - Braunstein 15:1

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Braunstein 15:1, 7 YO, 46 %

Braunstein 15:1It has been a while since last I reviewed a whisky from Danish distillery Braunstein. Time to make amends then. Here we have the Braunstein 15:1, one of their (typically) two annual Library Collection releases. This is an unpeated whisky, with a limited run of 1000 bottles.

This whisky has been matured in a mix of Oloroso sherry casks (30 %) and French Sauternes casks from Château D’Yquem (70 %). The age of the whisky was given at 7 years and 11 months.

The Braunstein 15:1 is still available to order from the distillery shop at DKK 795.

Nose (22/25): This dram immediately strikes me as well-balanced and in harmony. There is some fruitiness here (apples, and some dried fruits) and light caramel sauce, all enveloped (or embraced even) in a soft and rich sweetness. Surely the Sauternes casks at work.

Taste (22/25): Rich and soft mouthfeel. Sugary and fruity. Much like the nose really. The fruits maybe a bit sweeter now - fruit drops (apples, pears) as well as raisins and red berries. It has a wine like note to it as well.

Finish (20/25): Turns slightly dry. Medium long finish, and less sweet towards the end. Berries and dried fruits in the end.

Balance (21/25): An appealing and sweet dram. I almost wish this had been a peated whisky, as I have had some stunning peated whiskies matured in Sauternes casks before.

Score (85/100)

Sláinte! - Thomas

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