Braeval 8yr SMWS 113.22 “Cream of the Crop” Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Braeval 8yr SMWS 113.22 “Cream of the Crop”

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  • Distiller:

    Braeval

  • Bottler:

    SMWS

  • ABV:

    63%

  • Age:

    8 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Braeval, bottled by SMWS after 8 years of aging in an ex-bourbon barrel. This bottling, "Cream of the Crop" is bottled at cask strength, with no coloring or filtering. Let's see how it is.

  • Nose:

    Sticky toffee pudding, loads of caramel, vanilla bean and sticky rice. Some ethanol and almond / amaretto notes.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel, but lots of heat. Apples, pears, almonds, faint plum. Not super complex, and there is quite a bit of heat.

  • Finish:

    Short, but hot. Powerful. Fresh baked bread, toffee, almond and some pear.

  • Overall:

    Good, but too hot for what it is. Unreasonably hot, and leads me to believe SMWS should have given this much more time in the cask.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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