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Ballechin 2007

Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
11
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sauternes Cask Matured
Vintage
27.04.2007
Bottled
24.05.2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sauternes Wine Cask
Casknumber
193
Number of bottles
281
Strength
58.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Sep 2017 7:58 pm by Bushbushman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 77.53

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Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2007

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. Bam scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Blindtasting

    Very strong barrel influence, a little too sweet for my taste, marzipan is not one of my favorite flavors in whisky.
    • Nose
      Cardboard sweet and salty, which initially covers everything else. Clearly roasted almonds and marzipan. A few berries. Some sulfur after fireworks. I think it also has smoke, but not too much maybe 15-20ppm.
    • Taste
      Strong start, oily mouthfeel, it sizzles quite a bit. Again very sweet, now the smoke is much stronger, ashy and quartz. Marzipan and sweet berries, slightly sour. Milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium. Espresso, dark nougat. Still a sour berry note.

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a great whisky with a very balanced character. The Sauternes is not as present as the Edrdaour, as the peat pushes its flavor cargo over it, but the sweet wine notes still play their part. In direct comparison, I find the Ballechin a touch balanced, because the peat fits so well with the umami and the spice is not so dominated. Nice.
    • Nose
      Beautiful, warm peat notes and herbs pave the way to the nostrils. The whole thing is so compact that the fruit, the sweetness, the oak, vanilla, maturity in the background almost do not get apart. I like the nose very much. With water, the nose is a bit shy, but it smells of bacon, honey glazed. Delicious. The umami connects with the peat smoke to something very delicious ... I get hungry.
    • Taste
      pretty massive, even if not quite as harsh as the Edradour. Lots of pepper, peat, herbaceous smoke, subtle sweetness, some fruit. With water tart, clearly herbaceous and oaky, but one notices with all the peat and the pepper still a subtle sweet wine note. I really like him a little better.
    • Finish
      peaty, saccharier becoming, in the finish show the sweet wine notes, especially on the palate, he is very sweet and almost a little sticky. Especially with water a little more peppery and in the end, the sweet wine appears more clearly in appearance.

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