Ballechin 15-year-old

Overall rating
86.52/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB188378
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Cask Strength
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels & 2nd Fill Oloroso
Casknumber
Batch 2
Number of bottles
3461
Strength
58.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
2nd Release
Added on
20 jul 2021 10:38 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 114.42

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23 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Ballechin 15-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.52 points.

  1. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Gregorsky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. DillaDonut1 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. MaroFF scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Whisky is average for me. It looks much better in aroma and taste. Unfortunately, the finish is too spicy and peppery for me. It is true that the notes of mint soften the whole thing, but not for long, because after a while you can feel a strong debin again.

    Water drop...

    The aroma is more spicy and peppery. More oaks, cherries escaped, ash from the fire remained, freshly cut grass came. Unfortunately, the whole on "-"
    The taste is more syrupy, sweeter, peppery, the smoky peat notes are gone, and there is mint. The taste in the original version was probably more expressive and better.
    At the end, a little better with the CS version, because it is much softer, sweeter, without a peppery-oak harshness.
    Note similar to the original version.
    • Nose
      83 83
      quite clear, sweet, ripe cherries, vanilla, burnt sugar, ash from the fire, traces of oak and leather
    • Taste
      83 83
      sweet, oily, sore throat syrup, cherries in chocolate, oak, peat and smoke
    • Finish
      82 82
      long, warming, bitter sweet, oak, very spicy ending with a delicate hint of mint.

  5. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Ninofdram scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Derufus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The peat beast!
    nose:
    peaty, it's super vanilla, then the Oloroso does its job, bringing macerated scents here on grapes, tangerine and dried fig.
    a little mackerel, sap from herbs stirred by the spray; it's a little meaty too, then the amalgamation of the seaweed, the crustacean crate with used wooden slats and slightly sweetened brackish water
    mouth:
    A little date dust, fruits on the grapes, nuts and peppery spices which increase this peat which chews
    it is still sweet, the alcohol integrates particularly well, there is vegetable, cold ash coming out of the smoked algae, the peat becomes more and more present as the dram, camphor return, a little zan caramel, the pepper also comes back strong with candy sugar
    final:
    long, hot, on meaty peat, salty on leather, on crate straps, on cooked and candied fruit, on orange citrus fruits, on salted caramel, in short, it changes a bit from the Islays known for a sherry variation intense caramelized.

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