Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Edition #2
Stated Age
11 years old
2nd Fill Sherry Butt, 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
167,168 & 158,159
Number of bottles
48.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky Import
Added on
24 Nov 2018 4:25 pm by Franki San

Average value

€ 59.52

13 × in wishlist

90 × member ratings

226 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2007 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.70 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. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Florius scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

  7. AnnEm scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: earth, autumn leaves, then subdued cereal sweetness, association: the strange, crumbly diet Breakfast cereal biscuits by a Belgian colleague; raw meat (I guess that's the peat), mushroom, vegetable oil, after half an hour in the glass came an egg liqueur note that amazes me.

    Mouth: unpleasantly dusty, astringent, rather turns me off.

    Finish: sweet, leaves, unripe nut, a dusty, musty, moldy mouthfeel remains.

    Conclusion: Nose is okay, but I can't cope with the taste.

  8. marmeladow scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    After uncorking, a lot of smoke (really heavily peated), little sherry, and otherwise comparatively few other aromas and flavors. Reduction to about 46% opens it a little more impressively.
    Over the course of six weeks, it became rounder with notes of bourbon, fruit and sherry.
    Overall, however, one of my signatory disappointments, an experiment with Edradour + Torf that was overpriced for me. I prefer cheaper Islay originals.

  9. dhMaki scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Unfortunately the cork is broken when opening :(.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The initial peat smoke is restrained.
      Otherwise fruity with sweet vanilla.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily and initially creamy and sweet on the tongue.
      The peat smoke is now much more present and
      goes well with fruit and sweetness as well
      the increasing spiciness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium in length and spicy-sweet with smoke in the aftertaste.

  10. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Compared to the 10er original bottling (WID: 58671) already noticeable more sherry. As a result, the smoke is a little withdrawn. Somehow the Sherrynoten seem a bit artificial. In the mouth, the smoke is stronger then. In addition, sweetness and nicer bitterness than the 10s. I like the previously tasted van Wees (WID: 95796) better.


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