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Ballechin 2007 SV

Overall rating
85.73/100
votes
108
Whiskybase ID
WB121413
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
Barcode
5021944099917
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky Import
Market
de Germany
Added on
24 Nov 2018 4:25 pm by Franki San
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 75.00

14 × in wishlist

108 × member ratings

267 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2007 SV

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.73 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. dhMaki scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Unfortunately the cork broke when I opened it :(.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The initial peat smoke is holding back.
      Otherwise fruity with sweet vanilla.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily and creamy at first as well as sweet on the tongue.
      The peat smoke is now much more present and
      harmonizes well with fruits and the sweetness as well
      the increasing spiciness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length and spicy-sweet with a smoky aftertaste.

  5. DocF 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.

  6. LeChiffre scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    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

  7. ralle1968 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Voluminous nose: raisins, brandy, some pine resin, surprisingly little smoke.

    Slightly acidic-alcoholic on the palate, then an undifferentiated blend of mixed fruit sweetness, porridge, oak spice and citrus fruit zest. Still little smoke.

    In the finish, the aroma noticed on the palate fades away for a medium length of time.

    PS: The smoke increases on the second and third sip. Somebody needs time in the glass.

    PPS: It tastes like an average SV Ede10 - with some smoke.

  8. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  9. fradin11 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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