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Overall rating
86.14/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Edition #2
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Sherry Butt, 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
167,168 & 158,159
Number of bottles
1114
Strength
48.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky Import
Added on
24 Nov 2018 4:25 pm by Franki San
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 59,37

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200 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2007 SV

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.14 points

  1. JuBO scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    First impression: WOW

    Color: medium dark amber
    • Nose
      87 87
      Torfing (without end), but not intrusive, reminiscent of peat fire ..... in old cottages
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peat smoke slightly sweet, parts of dried fruits, caramel and vanilla, not too intrusive, coffee notes and slightly cinnamon notes, also here you can see the oak barrels, a total of a very round composition .......
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long, spicy, sweet with cinnamon spices and a fantastic persistent smoke trail.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2018] I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.

    This could be a peated dram from any mainland distillery without an impressive malt profile (just like Edradour). What else to say? Nothing.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is jonquiripe corn and the nose offers a modern peated highland profile that could be any mainland distillery, to be honest. What else? Nothing.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The taste is barley sugary sweet and peaty-bitter like the smoke of a burning bonfire. What else? Nothing. This could be any mainland distillery...
    • Finish
      83 83
      The dram arrives a little hot without any coating effect in the mouth and shows a minor drying-astringent moment (cold ashes). The finish is of medium length and adds no new impressions. What else? Water is not needed.

  3. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Color: Deep Copper

    Meets my expectation. Tasty whisky at an acceptable price, for the small batches you have probably picked the better sherry casks.
    • Nose
      First fruity sherry notes, then resinous, earthy, old leather, late smoke, between smoking campfire on which someone has just thrown earth, and fumes. With water: resinous, less fruits. Hazelnuts.
    • Taste
      Voluminous and racy for 48%. Earthy, dirty, smoky smoke, ripe oranges, bitter walnuts. Water takes the whisky sharpness and volume.
    • Finish
      Medium. Resinous, wet ash. Paint, tree sap, rotting wood.

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    has convinced me in direct comparison more than a Lagavulin DE 18yo

    I found it very delicious - even if this direct style is not my prey scheme.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite enjoyable! Lacks the oompf of a Springbank10, but this Ballechin counters by offering lots of sweetness and brightly fruity undertones on the nose and palate. Very affordable too!
    • Nose
      Mellow, subdued smoke and brightly fruity undertones of apricot, peach, and caramel.
    • Taste
      The smoke arrives gradually. Aside from a more grounded, yes heartier smoke, it reminds me of Springbank 10. Its less fruity and more straightforward caramelized toffee-ish here though. Caramel, menthol, and milk coffee lead into the finish.
    • Finish
      Medium. Toffied eucalyptus, icing sugar, and weak herbal tea.

  6. LeChiffre scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Solid smoky, slightly sweet independent bottling. Not particularly salient, also with regard to the price.
    • Nose
      78 78
      powerful, a lot of smoke (burnt wood), behind it discreet sweetness
    • Taste
      78 78
      superficial peat smoke - behind it slight sweetness, earthy notes
    • Finish
      77 77
      smoky, spicy, oak, coffee notes

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