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Ballechin 2005

Overall rating
87.67/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
German Port Style Finish
Vintage
21.12.2005
Bottled
26.10.2017
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
German Port Style Finish
Number of bottles
300
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Weingut Singer-Fischer
Added on
19 Nov 2017 7:22 pm by Mr.Edradour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2005

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.67 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The looks much older than he is, which is due to the fact that he has notes of old sherry / Portgereifter Malts, which one would not expect here. His strength and his enormous sweetness then fit again to his age. Overall, a successful bottling, which can convince especially in the mouth.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Immediately after pouring it looks very restless with a lot of cough syrup and except a distant smoke note little else. After a while, it seems much calmer, sour cherry juice as the main note, the smoke very discreet in the form of charcoal paper, lit with a match. He also looks slightly sweaty, Liebstöckl completes the whole thing. Although the description probably does not read that way, in combination the bouquet looks anything but fresh, dark and stuffy. This impression is reinforced by heat, also comes from the beginning of the cough syrup, framed by leather and menthol.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Enormously strong and full on the palate, begins briefly with seasoning before a brute sweetness comes up, cranberry chocolate. Only when the sweetness slowly sets, you realize that it is dark chocolate and you can feel the smoke now more clearly, malty sweetness included. The second sip is immediately drier and shows significantly more acidity and a hint of sulfur.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is filled with smoke, malt and a pinch of lightly cinnamon. He is quite long and warms up enormously.

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    sometimes a bit difficult to access, for which you definitely need time and rest
    • Nose
      very fruity and vinous, raspberry, blackberry, red berries, the smoke is there, but subtle in the background, cinnamon, a nice spiciness, slightly floral, chocolate, slightly tart and sour, caramel
    • Taste
      Here clearly smoke, spicy, a lot of cinnamon, the fruit comes out gradually, raspberry, more and more clear, beautiful change of flavors, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      dry, the smoke sticks to the Gaume, cinnamon, creamy under the tongue, with milk chocolate

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