Whiskybase uses tracking cookies in order to improve the website. Do you allow Whiskybase to place these cookies?

You can always change your decision under the privacy settings of your account.

Regardless of your choice Whiskybase places functional cookies to store settings and account information.

Whiskybase

Ballechin Batch 6

Overall rating
84.32/100
votes
81
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Discovery Series
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2011 1:40 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 82,73

81 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Senior franpincoffee
93
Member Junior Athair
90
Expert Senior HW74
90
Expert Senior Hazar
90
Member Senior Philippe Verlinden
90
Expert Senior Fan
90
Expert Senior May1
89
Member Senior HW74e
89
Expert Junior ardpeat
89
Expert Senior Ivynor
88
Member Senior klofver
88
Connoisseur Feusi
88
Expert Senior Andy
88
Expert Senior joseurbino
88
Expert Senior Greenkeeper
88
Member Junior HLK Anga
87
Expert Senior Holzwurm
86
Expert Senior den_bro77
86
Newbie buttonfreak
86
Expert Senior gilmab
86
Member Senior SpiritSafe
86
Connoisseur QuarterCentury
86
Expert Senior olafhartling
86
Expert Junior dan_glacier
86
Expert Senior austincoddy
86
Expert Senior Nergal
85
Expert Senior odbartC
85
Expert Senior HunterRomario
85
Connoisseur Achany
85
Moderator z-imaging
85
Expert Senior lustiglukas
85
Expert Senior Lauri
85
Expert Senior Alba-Lover
85
Expert Junior Rinkstrood
85
Expert Senior maullwagner
85
Member Junior ishi
85
Member Senior De Bleeckere
85
Member Senior Gurk83
85
Expert Junior Lumpowitz
85
Expert Senior Henry Wolf
84
Expert Senior Alex1976
84
Expert Senior nhuber
84
Member Senior petrnovak
84
Expert Senior Brynnermanny
84
Expert Senior glen.thor
84
Expert Senior Kiezentriebwein
84
Connoisseur Maaseikwhiskyhead
84
Connoisseur Mr.Edradour
84
Expert Senior martinpiazza
84
Expert Senior Rosebank88
84
Expert Senior krillobarillo
84
Expert Senior ScotchGuyTO
84
Expert Junior ivolution
84
Expert Senior larry
84
Expert Junior FastShark
84
Expert Junior AndreiP
83
Specialist hnorjordet
83
Expert Senior Lindberg103K
83
Expert Junior Trasseli
83
Connoisseur Fight65
83
Expert Senior ThinLizzy
83
Expert Senior Lech Lomond
83
Expert Senior Ed Gray
82
Member Senior Nanuuk
82
Connoisseur Erik Elixer
82
Connoisseur Georges
82
Connoisseur whioli
82
Expert Senior Whisky-Ex
82
Expert Senior butach42
82
Expert Senior WhiskyFan2112
81
Connoisseur Sonett
81
Expert Junior jhut
81
Expert Senior Black Widow
81
Expert Senior dunkers77
80
Expert Senior HarryB
80
Expert Senior erikb
79
Member Senior Pins
78
Expert Junior pwagner
78
Connoisseur granella2003
78
Expert Senior Superted
69
Newbie MarcelR
65

141 × in collection

Level Username Collection
Expert Senior Alba-Lover
3
  • closed
  • closed
  • closed
Newbie Alwayswiththestills
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Anuminas
1
  • sample
Member Junior Athair
1
  • open
Expert Senior austincoddy
1
  • empty
Member Senior berkman Berkmann
1
  • open
Expert Junior blondiehb
1
  • empty
Newbie Bor
1
  • closed
Member Junior brettpitt
1
  • open
Expert Senior Brynnermanny
1
  • empty
Expert Senior butach42
1
  • sample
Newbie buttonfreak
1
  • empty
Connoisseur Calmar
1
  • closed
Expert Senior captain Islay
2
  • closed
  • closed
Expert Senior chees
1
  • closed
Member Senior christian521
1
  • closed
Member Junior DC
1
  • closed
Expert Senior den_bro77
2
  • closed
  • closed
Member Junior Dozi
1
  • open
Member Senior Dr. J. Russell
1
  • closed
Expert Senior dunkers77
1
  • closed
Connoisseur Feusi
1
  • closed
Connoisseur Fight65
1
  • closed
Expert Junior Flavio
2
  • closed
  • closed
Expert Senior Fortuna1895
1
  • closed
Member Senior Germaantje
1
  • closed
Expert Senior gilmab
1
  • empty
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR
1
  • closed
Expert Senior glen.thor
2
  • closed
  • closed
Expert Senior Greenkeeper
3
  • closed
  • closed
  • empty
Member Junior Guillaumepuremalt
1
  • open
Expert Senior Hansi
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Hdeppi
1
  • closed
Member Senior henryk86
1
  • sample
Member Junior Herto
2
  • open
  • closed
Member Senior Hoitse
1
  • closed
Member Senior hot toddy
1
  • closed
Member Senior hrm
1
  • empty
Connoisseur hsmithjr
1
  • open
Expert Senior HunterRomario
1
  • empty
Expert Senior HW74
3
  • closed
  • empty
  • sample
Member Senior IslayPeat
1
  • closed
Expert Junior Jabba1285
1
  • closed
Newbie JackD
1
  • open
Expert Senior joseurbino
1
  • closed
Member Junior Jürgen H
2
  • closed
  • closed
Member Senior klofver
2
  • closed
  • closed
Member Junior Lars93
1
  • closed
Member Senior Larsa
1
  • closed
Member Senior LeoXXII
1
  • empty
Expert Senior Lindberg103K
1
  • empty
Expert Junior Logiman
1
  • closed
Expert Senior lustiglukas
1
  • empty
Member Senior MacWalter
1
  • empty
Expert Junior marcel1974
1
  • closed
Newbie MarcelR
1
  • open
Expert Senior martinpiazza
1
  • empty
Member Senior mass
1
  • closed
Expert Senior maullwagner
1
  • empty
Member Senior Mirek
1
  • closed
Expert Junior Moro
1
  • closed
Expert Senior mothers_finest
1
  • empty
Connoisseur Mr.Edradour
1
  • sample
Member Senior mrmoguz
1
  • closed
Expert Junior Najib
1
  • closed
Expert Junior namarchetti
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Nethar
1
  • sample
Member Senior nfournier83
1
  • closed
Expert Senior nhuber
1
  • open
Expert Senior odbartC
1
  • empty
Expert Senior olafhartling
1
  • empty
Member Senior ovijuju
1
  • empty
Expert Senior paveldz
1
  • closed
Member Junior PCardell
1
  • closed
Member Senior Peatcutter
1
  • open
Member Senior PeBlo
1
  • closed
Member Senior peterk5369
1
  • closed
Member Senior petr.domansky
1
  • closed
Member Senior petrnovak
1
  • closed
Member Senior Pins
1
  • empty
Member Junior Piper1122
2
  • closed
  • closed
Specialist pvosgian
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Quin
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Raja Harfouche
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Randy
1
  • closed
Member Senior rdmooij
1
  • open
Newbie riedi13
1
  • closed
Expert Junior Rinkstrood
2
  • closed
  • closed
Expert Senior robi04
2
  • closed
  • closed
Connoisseur rottendon
1
  • sample
Expert Senior Ruisdael
1
  • closed
Member Junior SantaCruz
1
  • empty
Newbie saoralba89
1
  • closed
Expert Senior ScotchGuyTO
1
  • empty
Expert Junior sdk-one
1
  • closed
Expert Junior sgwilliamson
1
  • closed
Member Junior snivar
2
  • sample
  • sample
Member Senior specht
1
  • sample
Member Senior Speedpilot
1
  • empty
Member Senior sports2003
1
  • closed
Member Junior Steve007
1
  • open
Member Junior stole
1
  • closed
Newbie tangoromeo
1
  • open
Member Junior techniker80
1
  • empty
Expert Senior ThinLizzy
1
  • sample
Member Senior Thomas F
1
  • closed
Member Junior Tobacco
1
  • closed
Member Senior Torf&More
1
  • closed
Member Senior valentin.vasilev.spb
1
  • closed
Expert Senior whiskybull
1
  • open
Member Senior Whiskycave
2
  • empty
  • empty
Expert Junior whiskydram
1
  • closed
Member Junior wschichl
1
  • closed
Member Junior WWA
1
  • empty
Hidden user
1
  • open
Hidden user
1
  • empty
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • empty
Hidden user
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • open
Hidden user
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • closed

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin Batch 6

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.32 points

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I'm not the biggest fan of Edradour; but wow when there's some peat added, it really comes to life. It buffers the sweet and floral notes (in this case from the Bourbon) and mingles that with a similar smoke of Lagavulin, but without the heft of seaside notes.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Lovely light, hints of florals and a touch of soap... then along swims a thick layer of smoke. Bright road tar and some library dust mingles with wild flower honey and Thrills gum. (That's a Canadian thing; violet flavoured gum, sort of floral and soapy with a bitter twinge and sweet finish).
    • Taste
      86 86
      This is where the spirit takes off. There's still the soapy floral of Edradour but the peat smoke pummels it and makes it quite tolerable. Coal oil and camp fuel mix with mandarin segments and excellent quality honey on wheat toast. That smoke smoulders through out and buffers the sweet right into the finish.
    • Finish
      85 85
      This is short and medium in length at the same time.... figure that out! The sweet oak and honey pudding give way in the shorter finish, the florals fall off in the palate and don't carry so much into the finish. Let's talk about the long finish... that smoke carries on forever. Coal tar and instant coffee with a tannic note of brewed black tea leaves and charred citrus.

  2. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Typical Ballechin with wonderful balancing act of flowery notes, blossom honey, citrus zests and full peat smoke. Then also some lime. With water: herbaceous, flowery and hay-like. Oak, lime, citrus, peat smoke and hints of mint.
    • Taste
      Smoldering peat smoke, coal dust, burned grass, citrus, dusty jute sacks, oak and rainy hay. With water: solid, peaty and smoldering coal smoke.
    • Finish
      Long, complex, smoldering smoke and charred oak.

  3. jhut scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    whisky tasting the horn 21 7 17
    • Nose
      medicinal, heavy peat influence. Seems a bit like Bruichladdich in character. Wood tones are also abundant. Smoke influence I find quite low. Nice tobacco influence.
    • Taste
      cigars / pipe tobacco, difficult to name, rich
    • Finish
      salty, taste stays for a long time.

  4. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    fine Bourbon influence, vanilla, nice sweetness combined with some fine peat! well balanced, excellent dram. not overly complex but a nice peated single malt which is not from Islay
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Well balanced simple bourbon cask matured peated single malt whisky.

  6. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Fight65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Saulecker. My favorite from the Discovery series. Great, characterful Rohbrand, good Bourbon keg, neat smoke -> Top Whisky, goes, even without fancy wine finish. Too bad that the series is set, but the 10s is a worthy standard successor.
    • Nose
      intense, but pleasant, soft, sweet smoke, well integrated in a lot of creamy sweetness, vanilla, honey, caramel and earthy-leathery Edradour notes
    • Taste
      Sweet. Creamy. Sweet. Smoked marzipan nougat bar with vanilla sauce. Some leather, light, spicy sharpness.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy sweetness, pleasant, slightly bitter smoke, vanilla, caramel ...

  9. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    88 points. I have to say it like Edwin de Lange:

    A great expression !

    everyone who likes peated whisky should have had a bottle of this one.
    • Nose
      Wow ! Instantly I knew that this one is a winner and I wasn't going to be disappointed. A raw and brutal wall of peat smoke welcomes you, followed by loads of vanilla. I was totally surprised that someone else stated a smoked sausage - I got burned salsiccia,  too (which reminded me of a summer holiday in Sardegna, Italy).
      I also got an impression of oak an lots of minerals.
    • Taste
      It's an Edradour/Ballechin at its best ! Very oily, spices are present but kind of restrained. Very funny, there's "smoked marzipan" in it. I have to admit I read some of the older reviews and found this before I realized that this was perfectly the thing I got on the tongue but couldn't name it. Thank you ! There's also some old, smelly socks and a bit of curd soap in it - just these "dirty" notes, which are so typical of Edradour - but they stay pleasant.
    • Finish
      Gets more and more bittersweet, the oak is emerging, but it stays just beautiful all the time. Some flowers appear in the fade and soften the bitterness from the oak together with vanilla and marzipan.

  10. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login