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Ballechin Batch 4

Overall rating
83.62/100
votes
95
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Discovery Series
Bottled
2009
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L09/386
Added on
27 Sep 2009 3:27 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 145.00

9 × in wishlist

95 × member ratings

156 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin Batch 4

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.62 points

  1. keizerjos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Just smells like peated whisky, nothing more and nothing less. The taste is also more sore than I expected from an Edradour - it is my first Ballechin. I was reminded of Ballchinian - for MIB enthusiasts. In the second drink, beautiful perfumed aromas of black fruit, blackberries in particular, emerge. Autumn drink, this. I can't say the sherry cask finish is falling off. Little Caol Ila cherries now. I get used to it, it is quite tasty, and no, I will not spend 175 euros on it in ten years. I love Edradour - the Ballechin still has to conquer me.

  2. Pyromann scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very good, sweet and spicy whisky, which is fully reflected mainly in the taste of nice intense smoke and roughness, which very well complements the overall sweetish character. I take Ballechin for a more detailed survey.
    • Nose
      Vacuum cleaner bag, earthy tones, slightly synthetic. Sweetness, spicy - overripe apples, apple juice. Bandages.
    • Taste
      Sweet, dense, full taste. Sweetness dominates, but at the same time it shows pleasantly strong smoke. After a while still smoke, oily woodiness. Excellent.
    • Finish
      Longer, sweet - smoky - woody. The smoke remains.

  3. robain scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      83 83
      Peaty, sweet,
    • Taste
      84 84
      Burned wood, burned caramel, wet cardboard.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Peatyness, vanilla.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Exciting nose: a lot of young peat, very strong, but also noticeably sherry, leather, a bit sweaty, herbaceous.
    In the mouth then first a clear peat attack, a lot of peat, the young strong, who also likes to be in Port Charlotte, then come the sweet fruit notes.
    In the finish then clearly sherry, a little vinous, light sulfur (not disturbing), in the finish then dark chocolate, some tobacco, and peat.

  5. whiskyd scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Gere scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Torfig, smoky at the beginning then comes a little bit of rubber. A very light breeze of sweet cherries joins in after all
    • Taste
      The peaty outweighs with some gum and bitter wood notes
    • Finish
      medium peaty and malty

  10. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

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