Braes O’Glenlivet Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Another Boutique-y gem from the guys at Master of Malt. This time the label depicts the master of malt chaps driving up to Braes with a car full of Evian water. Those guys…

Here are the dramstats:

Braes_o_GlenlivetTBWC

  • ABV 47.2%
  • Price £51.95 here

Nose: Touch of honey, vanilla and brandy sauce (the stuff us brits have on christmas pudding, or used to before we all switched to double cream). Faint whiff of pineapple when water is added. I get a touch of aftershave, which I’m not so keen on.

Palate: Spicy with vanilla and oak pepper followed by faint um-bongo tropical fruit juice.

Finish: The faint um-bongo suddenly releases a very nice burst of cocoa powder so that there is a dark chocolate truffle feel to the end as oak rounds the finish. This is a long and lovely finish. Good value per sip!

Verdict: The nose is quite closed but I love the finish. So unexpected given what went before. There is something on the nose I’m not a fan of, so it’s not for me, but this finish really shows off the skills of the blenders and I like it. So if you do buy me a bottle, it won’t go to waste!

 

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