Braeval 20 Year Old 1998 - Connoisseurs Choice (70cl, 59.0%) ***sold***
This Limited Edition Braeval 1998 Cask Strength Connoisseurs Choice 20 year old Single Malt Whisky is bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in 2018.
Limited Edition Batch 18/025 of only 185 bottles.
Formerly known as Braes of Glenlivet, the distillery was built by Seagram in 1973, who reportedly were seeking to replicate the quality of the neighbouring Glenlivet distillery. So much so in fact, that the distillery name needed to be changed to Braeval in 1994 to avoid any confusion between the two. Pernod-Ricard acquired the distillery in 2001 after Seagram collapsed, and promptly mothballed it until 2008. Occasional distillery bottlings have appeared since, but there has never been a permanent range.
Connoisseurs Choice is one of the most easily recognised ranges from the independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. This range was launched back in the 1960s, a period where most malts were used in blends so this was quite an unusual move for the company. But the range has proved to be a hit for more than 35 years.