Ballechin 2007

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Côtes de Provence Cask Matured
Stated Age
10 years old
Côtes de Provence Cask
Number of bottles
58.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Nov 2017 5:21 pm by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

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45 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2007

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    the finish would be a bit shorter and more interesting would be 88 to 89 points that's 85 points but it was exciting and he tasted me too Thank you :)
    • Nose
      First, it smells smooth, cool, delicate smoke among yellow fruit in detail: firm peach meat in damp leaves, some smoke from the campfire blowing through the trees, cinnamon someone has poured some water, maritime notes develop, salt, iodine, sea air (there is also hiding Dieter's cowshed), beautifully combined with earthy fruity notes, I also find Volkers hay in green
    • Taste
      surprisingly spicy fruity onset It glows hot spicy on your tongue Your mouth is getting wet ... mmh it remains apricot jelly with dried mango & ash on wood Mouth of the 2nd: everything wildly confused, tingling, wood, acidity, intense, glowing, the damp barrel, fading ash, yellow fruit in the whole mouth, white pepper, a lot of spice, hot and cooling like spicy mint sauce, it is sweet, but could tolerate more sweetness, rather fruity earthy he is gone - then this hot & cool feeling remains in the mouth like spicy mint sauce Your mouth is ethereally cool, stunned with the hot feeling of sharpness
    • Finish
      very very long - too long few notes a feeling like an essential menthol tablet got stuck in my throat something earthy fruity as a note behind it

  2. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Exciting wine barrel maturation. Must not hide behind various Islay competitors, but would like to have a longer finish. Nevertheless: a fine (young) droplet. wlk 18-4
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke with a nice and clear wine note. Clearly Black Forest ham, camp fire smoke, spicy herbs. Cinnamon. Hot tar paper, salt. A menthol note. Red berries bring in a fruity twist. Fine-sour chocolate, leather, tobacco. Despite the freshness of the wine a rather dark nose.
    • Taste
      Very smoky in the beginning, at the same time a berry sweetener spills onto the tongue. Pleasant herbal notes, lots of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee beans. In between, a slightly soapy touch, as you sometimes find in older Springbanks or in one or the other Bowmore. But it passes quickly, so that it does not disturb. With time salty and also the herbs increase in intensity. Continue with chocolate and later again the red berries. Menthol at the end.
    • Finish
      Just medium in length, still neat smoky (smoked ham), milk chocolate and a dash of honey. Still cooling menthol.

  3. Dieter_W scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting malt.

    By the sharpness emanating from him, nothing for wimps.

    With a few drops of water he likes me even better

    Blind tasting Thanks to Archer for the great experience
    • Nose
      First without water: cooling smoke, after smoked foods raisin-sour cowshed-anise - herbs, dried parsley

      With water: he is creamier -süsser- vanilla- Haserlnusskrokant
    • Taste
      Without water: coal dust menthol, ginger bitter liquorice

      With water:

      Has a lot of ginger in the taste - pepper and menthol.

      Cinnamon raisin snail baked in a wood oven.

      The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Finish
      Very - very long as one would to a Dr.. Hiller's peppermint sweet suck.

      You have something in your mouth after an hour

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting. The wine is not particularly vinous, but it comes through rather a strong barrel wort. Great whisky, rather on the dry, a bit cumbersome side.
    • Nose
      Sweetish fruity on the nose, slightly smoke, sherry, leather, spicy.
    • Taste
      In the mouth then warm, quite tart, peat, sherry, leather, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      The finish then on peat, sherry and bitter chocolate. Very tart, but pleasant.

  5. edhunter15 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Through the different barrels Ballechin / Edradour manages to surprise me again and again with extraordinary flavors. So this whisky offers in addition to the typical Ballechin smoke and the expected berry wine aromas a very clear herbal sweet note. While this is really interesting, it's a bit intrusive to me personally, which does not quite match my taste. As a surprise whisky, however, it will be fun to have fun with friends.
    • Nose
      The first nose is characterized on the one hand by the typical strong Ballechin smoke, which I would describe as a very dry camp fire smoke with additional spicy and earthy aromas. On the other hand, an almost intrusive sweet herb sweet note (sage, thyme) and wine barrel typical fresh fruit notes (red grapes, cranberries, wild strawberries). Aromas of salty-sweet flame salmon, crepe with bourbon vanilla and aromatic dark chocolate with coffee bean splinters also develop over time. Overall, the malt is a little softer and sweeter.
    • Taste
      Again, the sweet herbal candy notes along with the earthy-carbonaceous smoke set the tone. Behind it are fruity juniper berries and some dry cedar wood.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the sweetness goes back a little, leaving the taste of a smokey Ricola sweets, together with mossy smoke flavors, a little dry ash and juniper berries in the mouth.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful wine barrel maturation. Not too intense to mask the distillery character.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. domani scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Ein interessanter Ballechin. Die Weinnote hätte für meinen Geschmack etwas ausgeprägter sein können und hätte die Fruchtkomponente etwas mehr zum Vorschein gebracht. So dominiert im wesentlichen die Kräuterküche. Dennoch ein guter und kräftiger Whisky und es macht wie immer Freude die verschiedenen Fassexperimente von Edradour und Ballechin zu entdecken - 08.06.2017
    • Nose
      Süßlicher Lagerfeuerrauch, Speck, dahinter verbirgt sich eine süßliche Weinnote, dunkle Beeren, über dem ganzen liegt ein salzig-maritimer Teppich der sich mit erdigen Tönen mischt, Anis, Eukalyptus, Kräuter, Salbei, Thymian 
    • Taste
      Aromatische Süße, Ingwerschärfe prickelt im Mundraum, leicht kühlend, der süße Lagerfeuerrauch wird hier zur kalten Asche, sehr holzig, Eiche, Pappkarton, Walnuss, Kräuterbonbon, Kräutermix, Salbei, Karamell, zum Schluss macht sich eine Klebstoffnote bemerkbar die Weinnote empfinde ich als weniger intensiv, auch die Fruchtkomponenten sind eher rar, mit gutem Willen lassen sich rote Beeren, sogar Heidelbeere und Blutorange erahnen
    • Finish


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