Ballechin 2004

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Manzanilla Sherry Cask Matured
Stated Age
14 years old
Manzanilla Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky.de exclusive
Added on
27 Dec 2018 10:30 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,90

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46 × member ratings

140 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2004

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.89 points

  1. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Color: Chestnut / Oloroso sherry

    What a stinker. Departed and unique enough for: 88P
    • Nose
      Eeeek, salt and smoke attack, brine, sour, down-to-date diesel engine from yesteryear, bone-dry sherry, the Small Batch smells like honey sweet, sour oranges, unripe apples, lemon juice. Oh, zero alcohol. With water: saltier, sour-fruity, nutty.
    • Taste
      Ashtray-bitter, cigarette butt with lemon juice, here is the alcohol noticeable, mouth-filling. Brazil nut, bunching green branches, yeast. With water: round, almost disgusting ashes. Polished oak wood.
    • Finish
      Dry-yeast, Brazil nut, wet ash, smoke billowing from a wet-cleared campfire. Earth, charred tree bark. Long. Old leather.

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Smoked bacon, charcoal, burned grilled meat (grilled sausage), agreeably bitter and sour, the starch is correspondingly strong, fruitiness is limited, especially in the smell, but if I hold it in the mouth for a long time, raisins, plum jam, a hint of heavy red wine, dark berries ... on the finish white pepper, peppermint, charcoal - is good!

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Pretty rough colleague. A lot of smoke. Campfire. However, rather smoldering fire. Ashy. From time to time I also think I hear incense. A mixture of light and dark fruits, which are rather sour. In addition, salty notes. A flatterer certainly is not. Somehow too rough. Would have blindly probably also younger estimated.

  4. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Hobbit1976 scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. FernetBranco scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. DerDennis! scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Interesting and complex smell. Further away, maritime notes, bacon, leather and smoke dominate. If you go close to the glass, it is immediately spicy, harsh sweet and dark fruit.
    Unfortunately, he does not reflect this complexity on the palate, the taste is still ok.
    Rather disappointing I feel the not very pleasant departure for me, consisting of smoke, wood and a slight bitterness. Water does not help me either, just adds extra sweetness and then it gets more bitter.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Smoke, smoked bacon, leather, salt, then a citrus note, spicy, cooling, malt, vanilla, rum raisins, later come harsh forest honey and mint, nutmeg. A constant change of flavors, very complex.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Campfire smoke, white pepper, light sweetness, tannins, creamy, dark fruits, tart honey, plum syrup, also orange or mint shortly
    • Finish
      78 78
      medium to long, oily, woody, smoke, only very slight fruit sweetness, bitter, ash

  8. LeChiffre scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A fiercely intense smoky single malt with rough edges. Very interesting, but overall a bit too obvious tobacco / leather notes for my taste. The sample is enough for me.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Clear smoke (campfire); single notes (the saddle leather comes through); earthy; light sweetness in the background; spicy; with water tobacco notes and aromatic
    • Taste
      78 78
      Smoke flavorings; very spicy; intense tobacco notes; leathery; slightly nutty; herb-spicy in the mouth
    • Finish
      78 78
      strong; Tobacco; leathery notes; herb-spicy; clearly smoky; a bit nutty


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