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BRAES OF GLENLIVET      15 years old 43 %                
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 6.6.79
Bottled 5.95
Butt no. 16041
860 numbered bottles
Van Wees, Holland

BRAES OF GLENLIVET      15 years 60%                 
VINTAGE 1979
Distilled 06.06.79
Bottled 3.95
Matured in sherry casks
Butt no. 16040
570 numbered bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

BRAES OF GLENLIVET      23 years old 43 %                 
THE SINGLE CASK COLLECTION
Montgomerie's Single Cask
Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled on 19 October 1977
Bottled in October 2000
Cask No. 100763
Genummerde flessen
MADEIRA WOOD
Montgomery & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

BRAES OF GLENLIVET      26 years old 40 %               
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled: 1975
Bottled: 2001
Proprietors:
Chivas Bros. Ltd.
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin


Speyside
BRAES OF GLENLIVET (1972 - 2002)    also see BRAEVAL

Banffshire, Chapeltown. Licentiehouder: Chivas Brothers Ltd. Onderdeel van The Chivas & Glenlivet Group. Eigendom van Seagram.
Brae stamt uit het Noors en betekent steile helling. Het is de hoogst gelegen distilleer-derij in het Livet gebied en na Dalwhinnie de twee na hoogst gelegen distilleerderij van Schotland.
De bouw werd gestart op 7 Juli 1972.
De eerste turf werd gestoken door Samuel Bronfman, zoon van de president van Seagram en met de bouw van het gebouwencomplex werd begonnen in Januari 1973
Braes of Glenlivet werd op 29 September 1973 in bedrijf gesteld.
In 1975 werden er twee ketels bijgebouwd, en kwam het aantal op vijf.
In 1978 werd er een zesde ketel bijgebouwd.
Het water komt van twee bronnen, Preenie Well en Kate's Well.
De ketels zijn kopieën van die van Strathisla.
De naam Braes of Glenlivet werd in 1995 veranderd in Braeval.
De Braes of Glenlivet heeft geen eigen lagerpakhuizen. De whisky wordt dagelijks naar de lagerpakhuizen van Saegram te Keith vervoerd.
De Mash tun is 8.4 ton, de vijftien Wash backs zijn elk groot 44000 liter.
De indirekt  verhitte ketels worden met stoom verhit.
De twee Wash stills zijn elk 22000 liter, de vier Spirit stills elk 10000 liter groot.
De produktie capaciteit is vier miljoen liter spirit per jaar.
Met de overname van Seagram door Diageo en Pernod Ricard op 18 December 2000, worden de Schotse whisky en distilleerderijen van Seagram het eigendom van Pernod Ricard.

Aberko Ltd, a small spirits company in Glasgow has acquired the rights to the name
Deerstalker which was established already in 1880

There are four versions of Deerstalker with the 10 and 15 year old consisting of Braeva
the 12 years old is a Allt - A - Bhainne and a Balmenach 18 years old

Also see Balmenach

1973  Seagram Company founds Braes  of Glenlivet trough The Chivas and
Glenlivet Group                                                                         

1975  Three stills are increased to five
1978  A sixt still is added
1994  Braes of Glenlivet is named Braeval
2001  Pernod Ricard buys The Chivas and Glenlivet Group
2002  Braeval is mothballed
2008  Braeval is producing again               


First Society bottling in 1998.

One of the most isolated distilleries in Scotland, this was built between 1973/74 by Chivas Bros, an attractive and appropriate architectural style which combines vernacular elements within a modern design. It is highly automated and its original three stills were extended to five in 1975 and six in 1978. Only recently has the malt become available, and only through rare independent bottlings.

Braeval has steadily grown in capacity and is now home to six stills (two large wash and four smaller spirit) all with thin necks and upward sloping lyne arms helping to generate a lighter style with some floral notes.

It is rarely seen as a single malt – even independent bottlers scarcely have any. It shares the honour of being the joint highest distillery in Scotland with Dalwhinnie.

The site was chosen by Seagram – at that point still in pursuit of The Glenlivet – purportedly because of the quality of its water. Famously, the first mash took place before the roof had been put on the distillery because the chairman was coming from Canada to inspect his new baby.

It was one of the first wholly automated distilleries in Scotland and one of the first to contain all of the equipment in a single open-plan space. Although it sports a pagoda roof, no malting has ever taken place.

It became part of Pernod Ricard’s portfolio when the firm took over Seagram’s Scotch whisky division in 2000. The following year, its new owner mothballed it for six years. It is now in full production.

Originally known as Braes of Glenlivet it changed its name to Braeval to avoid any confusion with its more famous neighbour.

1973
Chivas Brothers, then a subsidiary of Seagrams, builds the Braes of Glenlivet distillery
1975
Two stills are installed, bringing the total tally to five
1978
A sixth still is installed
1994
The distillery changes its name to Braeval to avoid confusion with its large neighbour
2001
Chivas Brothers joins Pernod Ricard
2001
Braeval is mothballed
2008
Pernod Ricard reopens the distillery

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
4.2
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube- 2 wash condensers with water separator for heat recovery
FERMENTATION TIME i
74hrs
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
9
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Less than 1ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Crisp
MASH TUN SIZE i
6.7m diameter
MASH TUN TYPE i
Traditional Infusion
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
68-70%
SINGLE MALT PERCENTAGE i
0%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
7,500
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Traditional Speyside with boil ball
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
7,500
STILLS i
2 wash, 4 spirit
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
21,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Traditional Speyside
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
21,000
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
42,000
WASHBACK TYPE i
Stainless steel
WASHBACKS i
13
WATER SOURCE i
Preenie & Kate's Well (distilling), Pitilie Burn (cooling water)
YEAST TYPE i
Mauri liquid
OWNERS

Pernod Ricard logo
PARENT COMPANY

Pernod Ricard
2001 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Chivas Brothers Holdings
PREVIOUS OWNER

Seagram Distillers
1973 - 2001
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