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Overall rating
88.81/100
votes
46
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection - Cask Strength
Vintage
04.05.2007
Bottled
25.01.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Madeira Hogshead
Casknumber
205
Number of bottles
320
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Cask Venture Series
Bottled for
Flickenschild & Whiskyhort
Added on
11 Mar 2019 6:17 pm by Franki San
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 87.40

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Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2007 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.81 points

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A strong Highlander with an alcoholic bite and a clearly peppery spiciness on the palate. This is, however, very nicely softened by a wonderfully fruity sweetness, caused by the creamy and marmalade notes, which the first-fill Madeira hogshead delivered. A slightly smoky, harmonious single malt which can tolerate some water.
    I thank Juergen Schneider from Whiskyhort for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2019/04/01/ballechin-11yo-2007-2019-madeira-hogshead/
    • Nose
      There's immediately bonfire smoke on the nose accompanied by a fruity sweetness of peaches and apricots. Vanilla's coming through, mixed with smoked ham and a slightly herbal note. The alcohol isn't pungent at all.
    • Taste
      Bold and intense on the palate. Now the high alcohol content becomes noticeable with a significant peppery note. Then sweet with fruits and vanilla while the warming spiciness of pepper, alcohol and smoke is becoming dominant here. After the warmth fades, creamy notes of sweet apricots, peaches and grapes linger towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm and creamy sweet with apricots jam, followed by slightly bitter grape seeds and a whiff of dry smoke.

      With water: Becomes a bit fresher on the nose when a splash of water is added. The fruitiness is tamed a bit while more bonfire smoke comes to the fore. Still intense on the palate. The warmth, however, fades quickly leading creamy and sticky sweet notes of apricots and peaches to the fore. The finish is medium long with more fruity sweetness and a bit of smoke on the tail.

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    As usual good Ballechin. Compared to some Ballechins from the Sherry Keg, the fruits in Madeira are one to fresher, lighter and saltier.
    I like it.

  3. hawk31 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: chicken broth, that's how it smells my first nose: D Then he develops more to the whisky. The smoke of Ballechin I can never really classify the strength, somewhere between Springbank and Talisker today is my feeling. Wow the alcohol is really great! Chocolate, raisins, rum pot, sponge cake, cherries, honey, creme brule, vanilla pudding, lightly toasted toast, Werther's real, maple syrup. A nose to fall in love, I have already decided that there must be a big bottle.

    Taste: silky, oily, then strong, smoky, greasy, tart, leathery, roasted aromas, muesli, he dresses the whole mouth.

    Finish: Medium long, oily, spicy, the alcohol slightly stuns the tongue, full pot of oak, cocoa, dark chocolate, but then it is a bit bitter without being unattenuated. He is warming with a constant smoke / chocolate aroma.

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