Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Stated Age
13 years old
Ex-Burgundy Cask
Number of bottles
56.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Release No. 23
Bottle code
Bottled for
CaskAid, selected by Eric
Added on
25 May 2019 3:34 pm by cranndale
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

4 × in wishlist

10 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2005 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.57 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Stinky Winky

    CaskAid is an npo that selects single casks, bottles them and donates the proceeds to a charity. Drinking whisky for a good cause? What’s not to like? This is already their 23rd release. It’s a Ballechin – peated Edradour (50ppm) – from 2005 that matured on a former Burgundy cask. It’s my 13th Ballechin so far. I’m not a superstitious man, but… Ballechin on a wine cask? I’m curious!

    Well, let me just come out and say it. It stinks! Sulfur and struck matches, rotted plants and unwashed socks make me gasp for breath. Luckily that is followed by some sweet and dark fruit and a nice note of chocolate. Slowly that evolves towards autumn leaves and finally some red fruit. Cherries and strawberries.

    The arrival is suspiciously soft and is has to be said: on the palate, it’s a whole other ballgame. Immediately sweet, spicy and quite interesting. Still somewhat ‘dirty’, but obviously that is part of the charm of Ballechin. Ginger, cloves and even some saffron. Nice smokiness that becomes quite big. Soft tannins, mildly drying. The red fruit is charming, while butterscotch joins to sweeten the deal.

    Very, very long finish in which the red fruit goes head-to-head with the peat.

    Well, I must admit… sometimes a whisky can appear so bad, that it actually becomes good. So do not get me wrong: this one is fun! Thanks, Eric!

  3. Flavourman scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Nose: delicious bacon.
    The freshly smoked beef with the
    Butcher. The peat, the charcoal on the
    barbecue lures you to the table.

    Taste: dark chocolate, real mokkamour.
    The burnt candy sugar sweet
    Wild woodland pigeon fillet with clove and black pepper. Also some fishermansfriend in the background that tickles in the throat.

    Finish: the meat ribs smothered and lacquered with honey, just that little bit more timed. In short, a very tasty whisky


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