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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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This was distilled at Braeval on the 12th November 1998, and it was aged for 12 years in two hogsheads before bottling by Signatory at natural cask strength on the 7th June 2011. A release of 449...  More info
$107.01
From the Braeval distillery comes this gorgeous 15 year old single cask Scotch whisky from Douglas Laing's Old Particular range. Distilled in February 1998, cask 9989 was emptied in August 2013...  More info
$103.31
A Clan Denny bottling of 12 year old Braeval single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by Douglas Laing, who will be donating the proceed from this release to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. 762 bottles...  More info
$88.39
This is a single malt Scotch whisky from the Braeval distillery, although this bottling features its original name, Braes of Glenlivet. It was distilled in December 1994, matured in a bourbon barrel...  More info
$113.30
Presented in a decanter you wouldn't be surprised to see on the shelf of an eccentric in the 1800s, this sweet, honey'd Braeval single malt Scotch whisky looks rather dashing indeed. Matured in a...  More info
$108.98
A bottle of Braeval single malt Scotch whisky, distilled a year after the distillery changed their name from Braes of Glenlivet. Bottled by Gordon and MacPhail for their Connoisseurs Choice range of...  More info
$85.54
Part of the Hepburn's Choice range from Langside Distillers, which highlights the wonderful unique characteristics of Scotland's whisky regions and distilleries using single cask expressions bottled...  More info
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$77.20
Bottled by Carn Mor as part of their Celebration of the Cask series, this Braes of Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky was matured in a single bourbon barrel after it was distilled in 1994. 218...  More info
$156.45
From two bourbon barrels (168899 & 168900), this Signatory bottling of Braeval single malt Scotch whisky matured for 15 years before it was bottled in November 2013 with an outturn of 645 bottles.  More info
$58.54
A 20 year old whisky distilled at the Braeval distillery in May of 1990 and aged in a refill hogshead before bottling in July 2010 at the "preferred" drinking strength of 50%. A lovely whisky from the...  More info
$140.10
A marvellous Braes o' Glenlivet from That Boutique-y Whisky Company... Batch 1 features a comic book-style illustration of Master of Malt's triumvirate: Ben, Tom and Justin, driving up to visit...  More info
$87.39
This was distilled at Braeval on the 12th November 1998. It was aged for 12 years in two bourbon barrels before bottling on the 9th March 2011. A release of 679 bottles from Signatory.  More info
$44.61
This Braeval was matured in a sherry butt for 8 years. The result is a whisky that pairs perfectly with a good cigar. It was bottled for just that purpose by Douglas Laing.  More info
A delicious sweet Speyside whisky, this was distilled at Braeval and aged for 10 years in a sherry butt. They bottled this as a "Cigar Malt" - a whisky that pairs perfectly with a cigar.  More info
$59.15
This was distilled at Braeval in May 1990, aged for 16 years in wine finished cask number 2922. It was bottled in September 2006 as part of a release of 327 bottles from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask...  More info
$68.27
A single refill hogshead matured Braes of Glenlivet (cask number 5717). This was distilled in May 1989, matured for 20 years and bottled in December 2009 by Douglas and Laing. An outturn of 299...  More info
A 1975 vintage from the now recently reopened Braeval distillery. This is a rarer bottling under the original 'Braes of Glenlivet' name, the Glenlivet suffix was dropped in 1994.  More info
$148.88
This was distilled at the Braes of Glenlivet distillery (Braeval) in 1994 before an 18 year maturation in a single cask (cask number 159165). It was bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd in 2012.  More info
$228.77
This Braeval has been bottled by Signatory at cask strength for their Vintage Collection. It's a vatting from two bourbon barrels, distilled before the distillery closed.

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$48.23
An 11 year old Speyside malt from the Braeval distillery, distilled in Autumn 1999 and aged in a refill butt before bottling in Summer 2011. Lovely stuff from the Provenance range.  More info
$69.88
This is a twenty-two year old Braes of Glenlivet single malt whisky (otherwise known as Braeval) bottled at cask-strength for Duncan Taylor's Dimensions range.  More info
$136.90
A 12 year old from the Braeval distillery, distilled in Autumn 1999 and aged in a single sherry butt before bottling by Douglas Laing's Provenance in Winter 2012.  More info
$76.83
This 12 year old from Braeval (also known as Braes of Glenlivet) was distilled in 1999 before maturation in a single sherry butt as part of Douglas Laing's Provenance range.  More info
$78.81
This Beinn a'Cheo release from the Scottish Liqueur Centre was distilled on 19th May 1989 at the Braes of Glenlivet distillery, also known as Braeval. Bottled in 2013, having spent over 23 years in...  More info
This was distilled at Braeval (AKA Braes of Glenlivet) on the 12th November 1998. It was then aged for 14 years in two bourbon barrels before bottling on the 13th December 2012. This is a release of...  More info
$61.52
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