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Ballechin 2004

Overall rating
87.20/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
SFTC - Port Cask Matured
Vintage
20.04.2004
Bottled
19.07.2017
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Port Cask
Casknumber
201
Number of bottles
409
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5021944093984
Added on
03 Sep 2017 11:22 am by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 76.70

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24 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2004

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.20 points

  1. chlinatele scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky. The harmony of the smoke and port is outstanding. Sweetness and smoke fits even if you do it right. As with a BBQ salty pig meets sweet ....
    Surprisingly good malt by Andrew Symington, well done Edradour ....
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Shane_IL scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Fan-bloody-tastic stuff this. I’m really happy I went for it. It’s really flavourful but everything is perfectly balanced, the port and peat, the ABV, the mouthfeel, just magical. I love the way the highland peat character works with the port here. It just pushes all the right buttons for me.

    Reviewed in my blog:

    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/11/20/ballechin-sftc-13yo-port-cask-matured/
    • Nose
      Grassy peat. Wood smoke. Boiled sweets. Sugarplums. Glazed meats. Tar. Currants. Spiced apple cider. Grape jam. Leather.
    • Taste
      Very thick mouthfeel, but almost no burn. Rich red fruits. Teriyaki jerky. Woodspice. Cloves. Grass fire. Cedar wood. Cherry cough syrup. Salt.
    • Finish
      Long. Salt carries through along with cherry-menthol lozenges. Currants. Grass fire. Used motor oil.

  3. chlinatele scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: A smokey entry, cinnamon pokes brightly through the peat and reveals aromas of apple and nutmeg.

    Palate: Oily and immediately smokey, notes of grass and bitter dark chocolate make way for smooth coffee.

    Finish: Still a tad oily, an emerging treacle sweetness hints at cranberries fades to toasty oak.

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