Ballechin 2009

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Malt - Double Cask
Stated Age
08 years old
1x Edradour Sherry & 3x Ballechin Bourbon
69 + 279, 280, 281
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L18/84 19/2/2018
Added on
23 mar 2018 7:10 pm by Mischi

Average value

€ 67.64

4 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ballechin 2009

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.91 points.

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Interesting, unusual aroma, dominated by sour farm notes. The stylistics are as close as possible to Campbeltown. Smooth and delicious. Suitable for both tasting and bar.
    • Nose
      Saturated, sour peat, pleasant fruity sweetness, beer notes, farm (cowboy with goat and animal skin aromas), old sheepskin, wax, candle, green apple, vanilla, roasted peanut in sugar, meaty crunchy meat , mushroom julienne, protein cream from the hoarfrost cake, unripe strawberries. Rich aroma. A barely palpable sympathetic courage hints at a young age.
    • Taste
      Salty, pepper, smoky (even down the throat), berry, sweet and sour, with meat, mineral, honey.
    • Finish
      Pepper, warming, smoky, sweet, fruity, dry, long lasting, vanilla, oak, mineral and honey. There is a certain severity.

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  3. diamond2000 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nose: sweet, dried fruit shop, dark raisins, dates, figs, dried pear, walnut shell, fallen autumn leaves mixed with damp earth, caramel, minerality, subtle hint of smoke, ash.

    Taste: bright, spicy, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, anise, prunes, dark raisins, all well flavored with smoke, minerality, chalk, wood.

    Finish: medium length, continuation of taste, the same set of spices and spices, raisins, prunes, pleasant woody tannins, chalk, light smoke.

    Score: 85

    Bottom line: a very worthy edition of Edradour, a kind of Christmas cake with spices and raisins. In a freshly opened bottle, there was a hint of vivacity and a feeling of youth, but from about half of the bottle it was all gone.

  4. Larry411 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch, whipped cream, lemonade, sand, whiff of sea air, and Early Grey tea. I like it.

  5. fnk scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad malt, but the aroma did not really suit me, not my profile. The taste is quite good.

  6. scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    20 21 20 20 81

  7. sarthur71 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    for its age I find the malt to be quite complex and round. Very tasty and the smoke is well integrated and not intrusive.
    • Nose
      Smoke and lots of sherry aromas, dark and dried fruits, some pepper, spicy, some plums. Despite “only” 46% alcohol is quite present.
    • Taste
      lots of sherry aromas, dark fruits, a bit spicy and yet slightly sweet, malty in the background, oak comes, slightly bitter
    • Finish
      Spicy finish with light oak notes, a bit bitter and slightly dark fruits in the background, medium-long.

  9. martinklei scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A very successful marriage of the barrels, whereby the smoky influence of the Ballechin clearly dominates the result.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Immediately the impression of greasy bacon smoking in a pan that is too hot, but the smoke also has an impact of coal briquette and cold, sooty stovepipe. Sherry and raisins are included and the oak is also very beautiful.
    • Taste
      84 84
      A nice sweetness of red grapes and dark berries. The smoke remains without dominating. The spiciness of the oak makes your mouth dry, a hint of chocolate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium in length, the spiciness takes over more and more, and the smoke is also retained for a long time.

  10. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Do not rush with him, let him stand and open.
    Nose: immediately from the bottle slightly miserable ... It stood for about 10 minutes and the pity left.
    Wine, dried fruits, raisins, light smoked smoke, dark honey, leather
    Taste: pleasant, salty, smoked, dried plums, raisins
    Finish: weak, but pleasant ... Salt and raisins, with the departure of black pepper.

  11. Nosingbär scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    85/100. The perfumed has never lied to me and came through this time too strong. I like the rest very much, could have become an 87.
    • Nose
      Intense smoke, phenolic, herbs and essential oils, burnt honey, dried hay. Only with time in the glass the fruit comes through. Raisins. Pear. Bitter orange marmalade. From the burned honey became with time lovely meadow honey.
    • Taste
      Eucalyptus, cold but aromatic smoke, incense sticks, sage. Sweet! Fennel, ouzo. Smoke very present. Perfumed notes.
    • Finish
      Smoke becomes warmer, slightly phenolic. Many herbs. Earthy to ethereal. Burnt fruit. A little barrel seasoning.

  12. vb_bembel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86


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