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Overall rating
88.21/100
votes
32
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
11.04.2007
Bottled
05.09.2018
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
166
Number of bottles
700
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 18 / 523
Barcode
5021944099573
Added on
12 Dec 2018 12:14 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69,95

27 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2007 vW

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.21 points

  1. drummer & timmer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Sherry, oak, pine resin, balsamic vinegar. Then leather, smoked ham, tobacco. Iodine, (Laphroaigish).
      Spicy.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong working sherry keg. Raisins, plums. Hague hops (sweets with mocha flavor). Crisp bitterness.
      Oak, glue, cardboard, maggi, pepper
      (Croma).
    • Finish
      87 87
      Spicy bitterness.
      Oak and cedar wood.
      Medium finish.

  2. DB1965 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    In general I am never such a fan of peated whiskys from the highlands or the Speyside. This Ballechin in a very big exception. What a creation!
    • Nose
      90 90
      A nicely balanced nose. The alcohol is nicely bound and the sherry does not dominate at all. A spicy and sweet nose.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is also very balanced. Sweet, slightly spicy, chocolate and salmiak. The sherry is subtly present.
    • Finish
      91 91
      A very long finish. Sweet and spicy, slightly smoky. A candy

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    21 20 21 20 82

    Vagueness in the nose accurately helps, but testing only with water, without it could not

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  6. Sjors scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. glenenz scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This whisky reminds me of the Laphroaig cask strength of the Ultimate some years ago. It`s 2nd fill sherry cask and the balance is amazingly good. Not to much sherry influence but just enough to lift this whisky to 89 points. 1 extra point for price / quality ratio.
    • Nose
      sweet, balanced soft and spicey. Not the sherrybomb you would expect.
    • Taste
      Despite the high abv is soft and quite round. Light ginger, soft spices. perfecly balanced.
    • Finish
      Quite long and leaves you with a smile on your face. Love it...!!!

  8. vis scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very good whisky, nice combination of sherry and peat

  9. vis scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very good whisky, nice combination of sherry and peat

  10. peej84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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