Ballykeefe Distillery 2017

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Calculated age
03 years old
61.1 % Vol.
700 ml
5 391532 420486
Added on
01 Jul 2021 7:03 pm by Archer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64.90

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5 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballykeefe Distillery 2017

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.67 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Like its brother, which has been diluted to 46%, it has a lot to offer for a young age. It does not apply automatically: barrel strength better than drinking strength, but here the approx. 10% more (diluted with water) make a difference, at least in the nose and in the finish. If you have no reservations about young whiskey, you can grab it here without hesitation.
    • Nose
      Like its brother, it starts with 46% fresh, fruity and malty, but in contrast to the diluted variant, it has a diverse selection of spices to offer right from the start. Green apple and gooseberry here too, also the grated ginger, but with it chervil, tarragon, marjoram and savory from the start. Even if it is very easy to smell pure with its 61.1%, it is advisable to dilute it with a little water to get a little more out. Fresh green twigs, fresh hay, rapeseed honey, vanilla. A little Riesling comes through in places.
    • Taste
      Diluted with a little water to around 55%, it still hits the tongue with a lot of power, but without overwhelming it. Creamy and velvety, slightly dry, fruity and spicy. Ginger, green apple, gooseberry. Cocoa, milk chocolate, nougat pralines, seasoned with the spices from the nose (which are complemented by a good pinch of pepper).
    • Finish
      Due to the spices (and probably also the barrel strength) it stays on the tongue for a long time. Cold coffee, toffee, nougat, milk chocolate, vanilla ice cream.

  2. Merl scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84


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