Another week has flown by and its time for another mystery dram kindly provided by malt-review. For those unaware we swap a series of unidentified drams and then sit back and saviour new discoveries and hopefully a few surprises as well.
So far I’ve done pretty well introducing Mark to a couple of new distilleries (wait till the next bundle heads south) and he’s returned the favour with this Braeval. At the time of my tasting, I had no idea about the origins of what was in the glass. I’d recommend trying this if you can with friends, bloggers or enthusiasts and maybe I’ll have room to help someone out.
You can read what Malt Review said about the bottle right here. Before we move onto my thoughts; the specific bottle details:
Distilled: February 1998
Bottled: August 2013
Edition: 329 bottles
Price: expect to pay around £60
I really enjoyed the nose on this one making for a greater experience than the dram itself. There are so many hidden Speyside distilleries and you can appreciate this by taking a drive around the region and almost on every bend there is another distillery! I’m pleased to cross this one off my list and I’ll keep an eye out for more Braeval.