Braeval

The Braeval distillery was founded in 1973 by the Chivas Brothers Ltd. It was closed in 2002, but reopened in 2008. Read more about it below.↓

Information about the Distillery
65 Bottles
Scotland, Speyside
-3.259122 57.271323
Active
Pernod Ricard
2 x 22,000 l
Pear
4 x 10,000 l
Normal
15 x 44,000 l
8 t
1973
4,000,000 l
Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 18 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Fruit:
Oak:
Sherry:
Spices:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Oil:
Tropical Fruit:
Berries:
Malt:
Grass:
Apple:
Banana:
Dark Chocolate:
Barley:
Hay:
Green Apple:
Caramel:
Wheat:
Cherry:
Clove:
Herbs:
Herb:
Tasting
Fruit:
Spices:
Sweet:
Oak:
Herbs:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Pepper:
Caramel:
Oil:
Berries:
Lemon:
Vanilla:
Hay:
Floral:
Zitrus:
Sherry:
Malt:
Grass:
Heather:
Dark Chocolate:
Nutmeg:
Pear:
Cherry:
Honey:
Clove:
Kiwi:
Tropical Fruit:
Herb:
Finish
Spices:
Malt:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Oak:
Herb:
Nuts:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Caramel:
Honey:
Chocolate:
Apple:
Raisin:
Oil:
Ginger:
Herbs:
Details about the Distillery

The Whisky

The Braeval distillery doesn't have any distillery bottling. However you can get a lot of the Scotch from the independent bottlers. The distillery character is light and partly sweet. The most common notes are floral and vanilla.

The major part of the Scotch goes into the blended whisky industry. The Chivas Regal is made from a lot of Braeval's spirit.

The Production

The distillery produces about 4 million litres of pure alcohol per year. The vast majority of this huge production output land in the blend of the owner Chivas Brothers Ltd.

The Braeval Distillery house.
The outsite view of the Braeval distillery

The Pot Stills

The Braeval distillery has six pot stills two big wash stills with 22,000 litres volume and four 'small' spirit stills with 10,000 liters volume. The wash stills are very pear-shaped with a rising lyne arm. The spirit stills are rather tall and have a reflux bowl above the intermediate piece - a good combination to produce a lot of spirit without the sharp tones.

The low wines stils of the Braeval Distillery.
The stillroom with the spirit stills

The Malting

The stainless steel mashtun with the copper lidThe distillery is still very young and has never had their own malting floors. The purchase their malt from the big malters and always buy unpeated malt.

Braeval already uses a modern stainless steel mash tun.

The Warehouse

A cask with "Braes of Glenlivet" writton on the white lidThey are all bricked buildings and rather tall for warehouses. Some of the casks still have the old name written on the lids.

History

The distillery was founded in 1973 by the Chivas Brothers Ltd. Shortly after the opening another two stills were bought. In 1978 the last still was installed, the number of still is now totalling six. In 2001 Chivas Brothers was bought by Pernod Ricard. They then decided to close the distillery in 2002. Fortunately the distillery reopened in 2008 and resumed production.

The Visitor Centre

The distillery is an industrial site and doesn't have a visitor centre.

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