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Overall rating
85.86/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
13.04.2007
Bottled
05.04.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
171
Number of bottles
667
Strength
59.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944102556
Added on
10 Mar 2020 1:34 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68.96

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Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2007 vW

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.86 points

  1. Lakerfield scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A luscious and complex Ballechin. Such a good style and pretty overlooked in my opinion. I'm fine in keeping it like that.
    • Nose
      I've had a younger Ballechin bottled by Van Wees before and that one was a cracker. Peat, smoke, iodine, sauerkraut, grilled beef, orange, apricot, pineapple, cranberry, chocolate covered raisin, marzipan, almond, paprika powder and balsamic vinegar. Good balance on peat and sweetness.
    • Taste
      More peaty here and not that much of a burn. Alcohol is integrated very well. Peat, ash, smoke, brine, iodine, bacon, apricot, bloodorange, raisin, passionfruit, chocolate brownie, cookie dough, marzipan and sour cream. Love the balance between the peat and sherry cask. Just in the right proportions.
    • Finish
      Long finish. Dark chocolate, creamy malt, stale beer, fudge and orange peel.

  2. JoshNRW scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Light smoke, more sweetness, more PX, alcohol is also there, but not pungent, some vanilla in the background, a good but not exciting whisky.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Good start, but not spicy or pungent, sweetness, bitterness, some apricot fruit, smoke in the finish.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Remains on the palate for a long time, bitter, but not very complex.

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very full whisky, fruity and sweet smoke. Nose is a little better and surprising then the taste, but overall a good whisky which remains in the mouth for quite some time.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, sweet smoke, clear sherrycask influence. Fake leather. Strong, pretty much alcohol, and grassy, hay, with some clear cow stable smell now.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong, fruity, honey, some red fruits. Sweet smoke, pretty full taste. Licorice as well.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still pretty strong, red fruits, with a sweet smoke, caramel, honey, some tobacco. Licorice, pretty long finish.

  4. Dominique69 scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Wolf68 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. KeesD scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      A bit leather, iron, coffee...
    • Taste
      86 86
      Hints of dark chocolate, a bit coffee, but also some vanilla sweet... Not bad i must say.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Again chocolate/coffee, a bit bitter, but not unpleasant.

  8. Menko scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blind Ulimate tasting 24-4-2020.
    Best of 6 bottles of nice Ultimate whisky's. By far.
    Full bodied, 2th fill sherry cask. Pure, raw, no bullshit, enjoyable and at 85ppm not fot the faint hearted.
    Great stuff!

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dry wild cherry, apple peel, mocha and peat.
    • Taste
      Peat, cherry, apple, gingerbread and blueberry.
    • Finish
      Peat, gingerbread and cherry.

  10. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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