- Nick's Import
2001 Douglas Laing & Co. Old Particular Single Cask Braeval 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
We've only managed to secure a handful of Braevals in the past, so we jumped on this well-aged expression as soon as we saw it. Located in the far south of the Speyside region, Braeval shares the honour of being the joint highest distillery in Scotland, along with Dalwhinnie. The house style is unpeated, light and floral. This is one of 292 released under Douglas Laing's Old Particular label, charged from a Sherry butt, distilled in 2001 and bottled in 2019 at high strength without chill filtration. Serge Valentin at whiskyfun.com summed up a 1997 D.L. bottling of the same age and maturation as "...a solid and honest malty Speysider with good oomph." Notes from the Laings describe aromas and flavours of Turkish Delight, marmalade, milk chocolate and spices with a strawberry and oak quality through the finish. 48.4% Alc./Vol.