Braes of Glenlivet 8-year-old

Bought – Online Whisky Auction, 22nd December 2013

89/100 – Malt Maniacs (average from 4 reviewers)
65/100 – Whisky Fun (April 2007)

For a young whisky distilled in 1987 and bottled in 1995, I feel quite fortunate to find several reviews online. But they are rather confused. Averaging a fantastic 89/100 on Malt Maniacs from 4 reviews, Whisky Fun only gives it 65/100. Perhaps he had a bad bottle?! I must admit though, I had to laugh when the review said “I’m sorry but ‘ouch!’” after drinking it neat. It’s 62.7%, which says it all. Anything that strong was going to need watering down!

This bottle ticked ‘Braeval’ off my ‘distilleries to get’ list. Originally I was wanting to get a 11-year-old Braeval ‘Old Malt Cask’ but unfortunately it was out-of-stock when I ordered it. This pre-name-change version will do for now but I’m still on the hunt for a new example from the Braeval distillery.

The Braes of Glenlivet 8yo 5cl

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