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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
24.01.2007
Bottled
02.10.2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
8
Number of bottles
683
Strength
60.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944094998
Bottled for
The Nectar
Added on
21 Nov 2017 10:06 pm by watson0209
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78,08

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26 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2007 SV

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Just 10 years old and then with 60.4% both in the nose and on the tongue and on the finish such a rich selection of flavors - and so a tasty smoke - and he is not even from Islay ...
    • Nose
      88 88
      Clear chocolate note, behind something pleasantly burning. Leaves? Brushwood? In any case, very tasty. A bit greasy. Seasoning of grated nutmeg and a mild herbal mixture. Raisins, dried dates and figs.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Even undiluted, he runs very smooth and without any tips over the tongue. Slightly dry, greasy-fruity smoke. Leather, tobacco leaves, wet leaves, moist clay soil, espresso beans, Scho-Ka-Kola, licorice sticks. Mildly spicy, and these (spices) in good conjunction with the other flavors.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, slightly dry, fruity-greasy smoke, freshly brewed espresso, caramel, vanilla, raisins, a little grape must.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Outstanding Ballechin that makes me long for a second glass. Seducer! 
    • Nose
      Oh, my! Wonderfully dark and sweet on a truckload of toffee. Werther’s Originals. But wrapped in a blanket of smoke. Mokatine. Arabian coffee. Some raisins and tobacco, but mostly all kinds of variations on caramel. For the sweet tooth among us (like me).
    • Taste
      Despite the high ABV, this arrives without scorching your tongue. While the saliva glands to into overdrive, I taste a lot of citrus fruit and apricots, dades and oranges. The caramel rears its sweet head. And spicy! Nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon. All wonderfully dark and sweet, with underlying smoke. The smoke becomes more intense with every sip. It is even a bit umami. Roast beef? Wonderful.
    • Finish
      The finish is longer than an episode of Temptation Island and futhermore a lot more interesting and sexy. 

  3. Demasy scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    I would have scored this slightly higher if i wasn't even more impressed by the version for TASTTOE (finished on hampden rum barrel).
    this last one was slightly more dusty (in a good way) and therefore gave this Ballechin a more clean profile for me. But in all, I'm very satisfied with this bottling!

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Single cask bottling; 10 years refill Sherry Butt; very well!
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      dry sherry, sweetness, caramel, low smoke, seasoning (leather, oak);
    • Taste
      diluted: intensive onset; a lot of sherry, berries, caramel, creamy, fine smoke, ashes, some oak, full-bodied, complex;
    • Finish
      medium length with sherry and caramel;

  5. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Colour: dark amber.
    Nose: wet wood, light peated smoke, sweet fruits, light fruit rottenness, furniture varnish, muffins, red apples, oak and spices.
    Mouth: light peated smoke, dried fruits, dryness, pepper and chocolate.
    Finish: long, peaty and sweet with spices, dust, sweet fruits, raisin, cacao and chocolate notes.
    Ballechin is a very good balanced, interesting and tasty whisky. I gave 88 points.

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