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Braeval

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1973  

Seagram Company founds
Braes  of Glenlivet trough
The Chivas and Glenlivet Group
The distillery starts in October
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 in
October

2008  

Braeval is producing again
the distillery starts in July

2017

A 16 year old is the first official
bottling

2019

Three new official bottlings in
the new range: Secret Speyside
Collection  are relleased

2020

Capacity: 4.200.000 Ltrs
Output: 3.900.000 Ltrs
      

        

BRAEVAL
46 %
1 9 9 8
Matured for 14 years                            
Speyside Single Malt
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY

Distilled: 12/11/98
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask no: 168896
Bottled: 29/05/13
280 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chill Filtered
Selected by
The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL

Malt:
Unpeated, Concerto & Concerto
blend barley varieties
Mashing:
Traditional mashtun, 9 tonnes
Fermentation:
13 x stanless steel washbacks each
41000 litres 70 hours fermentation
Spirit stills:  
4 x 6900 litres charge
Wash stills:
2 each 20.500 litres
Output:
4000.000 litres

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.

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

Pernod Ricard
2001 - present

Chivas Brothers Holdings
Seagram Distillers





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