Insider knowledge: Braeval 12 Year Old 2001 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Braeval 12 Year Old 2001 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
I really can't explain the rating of R.Swinhoe. The Braeval is delicate, sweet, lightly sherried, nutty and very clean...Good choice!
10th April 2014
This was a real disappointment after high expectations. It was thin, spirity and showing no character of the distillery at all. Hard to know if this was just a rogue cask or an indication of all Hepburn's bottlings. There are very much better Braevals than this very poor bottle out there.
8th March 2014