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Ballechin 2005 WSP

Overall rating
89.00/100
vote
1
Whiskybase ID
WB191060
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
WhiskySponge (WSP)
Bottling serie
Edition No. 36C - The Spongetopia Trilogy
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
266
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Sep 2021 9:41 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 162.01

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1 member rating

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2005 WSP

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. galg33 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose: This one’s Dark N’ dirty filled with earth, dark and smoky tea leaves, cigar cabinets, ad earthy peat, soot, and coal, the sherry is also quite noticeable with thick, sweet, sticky syrupy notes, Lots of overripe black cherries, and figs, meats marinated in sweet juices, spent matches and hints of sulfur – this 2n fill sherry cask did a lovely job!

    Palate: Loads of chili and black pepper on the entry, with intense heat – this is huge! when the heat subsides the sweet and smoky notes kick in, with sweet smoke, cough syrup, dark fruit, and dried prune juice, lapsang tea leaves, and quite some wine tannins and sweet sherry wines, more wood spices and toasted oak wood with earthen floors and sooty notes come into the picture. even some chocolate… Dark stuff, but yummy.

    Finish: peppermint, black tea, bitter oak, chilly, chocolate, smoke, lots of smoke, peat embers.

    Conclusion:

    A rather spicy and dark example, with the sherry and smoke playing nicely together. The black tea and sweet sherry notes with chocolate and chillis make for a complex, yet highly drinkable Ballechin. No wonder this sold-out nicely. Too bad this is sold out now.

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