Ballechin Batch 5

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Discovery Series
Calculated age
08 years old
Marsala Hogsheads
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
10/510 - 10/511
Added on
26 Nov 2010 5:10 pm

Average value

€ 130.00

10 × in wishlist

103 × member ratings

173 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin Batch 5

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.59 points

  1. tw_xbein scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    delicious whisky, with quite a typical Edradour character, a bit angular and angular with smoke aromas (12.11.2011 / 19.6.2012)
    • Nose
      78 78
      lovely, malty, delicate smoke
    • Taste
      80 80
      medium body,
      distinctive sherry aromas, first dry then changing to sherry sweetness on the palate, aromas of herbs, heather, meadow, slightly fruity notes of apple and orange, light chilli bite
    • Finish
      78 78
      rather mild

  2. BenNevis66 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Great as the smoke and the barrel formed a damn smooth unity!

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    20 21 22 21 84

  4. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

  5. Jürgen H did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    smells smoky and fruity; taste like smoky meat; a small taste of rubber

  6. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    You can really smell the sweetness from the marsala cask. Especially if you let it sit in the glass for half an hour or so. Farm, cow stable, strong peat. Oranges.

    Sweet peaty taste. Honey, nutty. Oily mouthfeel. 

    Short to medium finish. Smooth, sweet and a bit drying. Ashes.

    The nose is by far the most interesting due to the sweet Marsala casks

  7. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Nutty, buttery, lemons, smoky peat
    • Taste
      Peat, nutty, oranges, herbs
    • Finish
      Medium long, herbs, bitter

  9. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Unlike other Ballets, Batch 5 is a bit less peat, or that peat is overwhelmed with acidity and citrus, which is not just a statement. Peat here, of course, is a straw, sweet peat, sprinkled with Sprite lemonade. (84 b)
    • Taste
      The taste is first of all sweet, straw peat in the style of Caol Ily, but gradually the sweet impression disappears and passes into a dry finish with a distinct trail of burnt toasts and cloves. (84 b)

  10. granella2003 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Colour : Broken gold

    Odor : Powerful and intense malty

    Taste : Salty, delicate, peat, smoke


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