Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Ex-Bourbon + Ex-Oloroso Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
08 May 2018 7:14 pm by Odessit

Average value

€ 45.17

2 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 10-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.07 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2019] A quick review of a sample...

    ...that provides very simple stuff. It makes no sense to write a lot about this - it is just what it is: An unimpressive modern "designed" malt from one of the most unimpressive Scottish distilleries with a single malt core range (to me, others might see this differently)...
    • Nose
      80 80
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers a modern mainland-peaty profile with still somewhat immature malt aromas (mainly barley sugars). Nothing else to detect beside these two simple impressions.
    • Taste
      79 79
      The taste is barley sugary sweet and cold bonfire bitter-peaty (just the other way around than the nose). There is really no other flavour impression I am able to catch. Water turns the nose more peaty and the taste sweeter but does not release anything new.
    • Finish
      77 77
      The initial mouthfeel is a little hot and nothing else. The finish is short as a lightning and turns bitter-astringent (cold bonfire ashes, tannins). Why should I drink such stuff?

  2. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  3. JBKwb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. riegerjonas scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
      smoky, citrus, vanilla
    • Taste
      73 73
      (unpleasant) smoky, alcoholic, mossy, acid, nutty
    • Finish
      74 74

  5. eselsim scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Somewhat harsh but it grows on you. Being a sucker for peat I’ll give it an extra point.

    N 19
    T 20
    F 20
    B 18 got to be fair it needs a little tuning +1 extra point for peat
    • Nose
      79 79
      resin, smoke, peated, flowery, burnt plastic ... a bit harsh
    • Taste
      79 79
      sweet malt, grain, citrus, zest, burnt wood, bonfires
    • Finish
      79 79
      smoke, lemons and ashes yum

  6. JimJaws scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    PLV is fine. The whisky offers exactly what I promised myself. Nice bourbon barrel nose, smoky taste and a medium finish. Nothing special, but I didn't expect anything more.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Flowery, vanilla
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length

  7. dcsicsak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  8. diamond2000 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, slightly alcoholic, crumb of white bread, a little yeast acidity, oil products, plywood, milk caramel, dried fruits, probably even pieces of exotic fruits, all under a veil of sweet smoke. Hints of minerals, coal dust, chalk, earthiness, salt. Peat in the form of soot, earth, coal, not very assertive.

    Taste: spices, pear compote, caramel-sweet, jam from apples and pears, a tox of bread, mineral ash, light fruity sour, buttery.

    Finish: medium length, sweet compote of dried fruits, light spices, cloves, cardamom, zest mustard, bread motifs, minerals, smoked meats.

    Rating: 84

    Bottom line: full-bodied, fatty malt, with a dense taste and finish, light youthfulness and pity in the aroma does not spoil it. Peat effect is not strong, fits into the general, mainly sweet-dried fruit picture

  9. peated way scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      heavy smoke, rather heavy, sweetish, earth, farm (not maritime or phenolic or grassy-bitter), a hint of mushrooms, smoked bacon & leather, the sweetness goes slightly towards marmalade (but it does not come fruity)
    • Taste
      83 83
      Strong, full-bodied, almost greasy, the smoke is ashen, burned meat, tart sweetness, bitter sugar beet syrup, old leather, medium pepper sharpness
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long, warm, properly baked crust of sweet marinated meat, pepper, then Camillan

  10. Grebes64 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Light nose, Vanilla. Smokey, Seville Orange Marmelade
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet turning to sour Oranges, Vanilla Smokey Dark Chocalate. Dates
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, turns to Sour Oranges Malt Loaf.


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