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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 is a bottling of single malt from the Braeval distillery, which was distilled in May 1989, back when they were still known as Braes of Glenlivet; they changed their name in 1994. The whisky...  More info
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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A Strictly Limited bottling of Braes of Glenlivet (or Braeval, as the distillery is now known) single malt Scotch whisky. It was matured in two bourbon barrels from 1994 to 2014, making it 19 years...  More info
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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
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