Ballechin 2004

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
SFTC - Burgundy Cask Matured
Stated Age
14 years old
Number of bottles
53.4 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
12 Jun 2018 7:53 am by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.99

5 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2004

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.63 points

  1. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Smoke that is quickly pushed into the background by grapes and yes logically wine.
      After 10 minutes in the jar, I unfortunately have nail polish remover as a bad note in the olfactory bulb
      Peat comes out with 5 drops of water but the nail polish remains. Blow your nose and put it in coffee ...
      Well and another 5 minutes later it is much better, I would even say away. So he gets some water well
    • Taste
      85 85
      Strong start, sherry emerges. Vanilla, pepper and there is again a pleasant hint of smoke.

      Oh yes, with water (logically) softer and more grape-like / fruity. Cooked like a jam on a campfire.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, warm and slightly spicy. Very pleasant. With water also paler - which is somehow logical

  2. Sandman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Sample 6 of the ProefOlympics 2019 blind tasting competition
    • Nose
      Rook, rozijnen, chocolade, paardenstal, kampvuur, sigaren, aarde, sinaasappelmarmelade, bosvruchten en vijgen.
    • Taste
      Kampvuur, stal, rook, chocolade karamel zeezout, bosvruchten, sinaasappelmarmalade en tabak.
    • Finish
      Middellang, turf, tabak, kampvuur, sinaasappelmarmelade, chocolade en beetje zeezout.

  3. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very similar to cask 4 released earlier, just not as rubbery and with a lighter fruitiness in the background.
    • Nose
      Peat and wine. Blackberry, nutmeg, caramel, melon and blood orange. A whiff of sulphur, not too much. Later dried dates in a wooden cigar box and rose petals.
    • Taste
      Peat, bramble, wild cherry, caramel and gingerbread. More sulphur, but still within acceptable limits.
    • Finish
      Peat, dark chocolate, bramble, caramel, goji berry, salmiak and and nutmeg.

  7. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    blackberry, looks even roasted berrys, peat, caramel, coffee, tabac and a little meaty.


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