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Ballechin 2008

Overall rating
84.79/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Malt - Double Cask
Vintage
2008
Bottled
31.05.2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
1x Edradour Sherry & 3x Ballechin Bourbon
Casknumber
124 + 273, 274, 275
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L17/345 31/5/2017
Barcode
5021944092161
Added on
02 Oct 2017 5:15 pm by alex..w..fan
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 54.28

3 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2008

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.79 points

  1. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    I'm surprised - the lonely Edradour barrel can hold its own against the smoky Ballechin barrels. The smoke is very light on the nose and only becomes more apparent in the taste and finish, but tends to remain only slightly smoky. Maybe a little smokier than a Highland Park. The sherry barrel influence is also noticeable. All in all, a whisky that is very pleasant to drink, multilayered, but not overwhelming. I think it's a very successful experiment!

  2. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fun stuff. Although it is a relatively young whisky, it wants quite a lot of time in the glass to fully show it. Water softens it and promotes fruitiness. (Evaluated based on sample.)
    • Nose
      Acidity, malt vinegar, caramel, (with water) vanilla, strawberries, parsley.
    • Taste
      Red fruit, soy sauce, candy, (with water) toffee, dates, raisins, panna cotta, chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium-length, cider, dark chocolate.

  3. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Creosote, iodine, sweet fruits, allspices, vanilla, leather, cake, sea salt, dried fruits on notes. It starts from peat smoke aromas and goes to sweet fruits.

    Creosote, spices, vanilla, dried fruits, oak cask notes on palate.

    Long finish with vanilla, creosote, pepper, oak cask, iodine and sea salt notes. 

  4. Dieter_W scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    No high-flyer, but for 8 years maturing a thoroughly successful whisky.
    • Nose
      Smoke, very sweet, lots of honey, some herbs
    • Taste
      The smoke and the sweetness dominate here as well
    • Finish
      medium

  5. aurelbaum scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Following the success of the special bottling for the 60th anniversary of La Maison du Whisky, the Edradour distillery returns with a blend of their peated and non-peated whisky. The nose and the mouth are always dominated by this imposing peat then wrapped in a very beautiful sherry dress.
    Profile: Powerful, smoky, chocolate, heady flowers.

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