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Braeval (AKA Braes of Glenlivet)

Braes of Glenlivet was founded in 1973 by the Chivas and Glenlivet Group. Lying in the prime pastures of the Livet Glen, at the heart of Speyside, the young distillery sits in close proximity to The Glenlivet. To avoid confusion, the distillery dropped the Glenlivet suffix in 1994 to become Braeval. During the 1970s the still capacity was increased dramatically, with a final still added, to total six in 1978.

At an altitude of 350m, Braeval stands as the highest distillery in Scotland. Braeval was built on a mountain ridge, sharing its water source, the Pitilie Burn, with the highland based Aberfeldy. No official bottlings have been released, but there are two Braeval whiskies available as part of Aberko Ltd’s Deerstalker range. The distillery closed in October of 2002, following Pernod Ricard’s acquisition of Chivas Brothers the previous year.

After renovation and refurbishment the distillery was reopened in July of 2008 - a year when Chivas reopened several silent distilleries in their portfolio. A thoroughly modern distillery, despite its old-fashioned, classic aesthetics, Braeval can be operated by just one worker, though nonetheless the capacity is quite substantial at 3.8m litres per annum.

Braeval Whisky Distillery

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About Braeval Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01542 783042

Distillery Founded

1973

Distillery Capacity

3 800 000 litres

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Address

Chapeltown of Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37 9JS

Distillery Owner

Chivas Brothers Ltd (Pernod Ricard)

1973

The Chivas and Glenlivet Group founds Braes of Glenlivet, the name which will be used for the first 20 years. The Glenlivet, Tomintoul and Tamnavulin are the only other distilleries situated in the Livet Glen valley. Production starts in October.

1975

Three stills are increased to five.

1978

Five stills are further expanded to six.

1994

The distillery changes name to Braeval.

2001

Pernod Ricard takes over Chivas Brothers.

2002

Braeval is mothballed in October.

2008

The distillery starts producing again in July.

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