Braeval 20 Douglas Laing Old Particular
Found at the southern border of what is considered Speyside, The site was chosen by Seagram, a now defunct company, 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.
- Region: Speyside
- Distillery: Braeval.
- Age/Name: 20 years old
- Size: 70cl
- Strength: 51.5% ABV
- Bottled By: Douglas Laing.
- Chill-Filtered: no
Distinct sticky toffee pudding and spicy caramel. Rich spices and barley sugar. Caramelised peaches and chilli. Finishes with dried fruit and subtle nuts.