Ballechin Batch 1

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Discovery Series
Calculated age
04 years old
1st Fill Burgundy Wine Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
26 Aug 2008 11:54 am

Average value

€ 183.66

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63 × member ratings

168 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin Batch 1

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.92 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    This is an odd and extravagant whisky. I can imagine there are people out there who like this peaty and rubbery profile. It's not my cup of tea though. But you have to try everything in your life t least one...
    • Nose
      Lots of rubber. Also diesel oil. This is like walking in a chemical plant. Not really nice. After the rubber, there are peat notes. Sulphur as well. Finally some smoked ham. This is not a middle of the raod nose, that's for sure.
    • Taste
      Quite juicy and waxy. Rubber and peat again. Now farmy notes as well. Toasted oak. Lapsan Souchong tea. Mint. A rollercoaster of flavours in all possible directions..
    • Finish
      Long. Burnt wood. Dryness. Spices of black pepper and nutmeg. Even liquorice.

  2. spnimcco scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The cowshed turns into fruity peat

  3. Cast Olila scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      72 72

  4. peterjpvanas scored this whisky 64 points Expert Junior

    Colour: Amber

    Nose: not sure what this is? Pungent, peat, tar, rubber all a bit of a burnt sensation. in the background some fruits

    Taste: A rich flavour. Wax & oily sensation on the tongue. Fruits (probably the Burgundy cask), but with peat still determining the taste. Sulphur and burnt rubber also float around.

    Finish: Long but not great. fruity after-sensation

    Appearance: I like the Edradour bottle

    Have a bottle, but will not buy it again
    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      58 58
    • Finish
      60 60

  5. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    What is to be expected from the first outturn of an experiment ?
    What is to be expected from a just four-year-old-heavily-peated-whisky matured in first fill burgundy casks ?

    Well, I call that expression "maximum perversum".
    It's strange, it's odd, it's unusual. It has to be.
    After only four years, there must be a certain youthfulness.
    Knowing the way, Edradour is made it is only natural that there is a lot of rubber, think of burnt tyres, burnt strawberries, burnt gooseberries, burnt underwood, decaying grapes, all from a compost heap with a dead blackbird and a chunk of curd soap inside, then watered with an overripe burgundy wine.  Later on, there is some liquorice, allspice, even a bit of nutmeg and white (or black ?) pepper. The pepper lingers on. So it's not only a kind of some weird, perverted whisky, it's just rock and roll.
    And I like it.

    I hope for a 2nd edition with a decent age and more maturation. Time will tell. note made from the tasting of a 4cl sample. Thanks Jürgen.

  6. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peaty smoke, fruity (strawberries, apricots), nutty
    • Taste
      Fruity, caramel, peaty
    • Finish
      Medium long, peaty, malty

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: ashes, gooseberries, chocolate and sweet fruits
    T: ashes, winey, sweet, stables, spicy and camp fire
    F: dry, briny and spicy
    tasted with Aby
    sample available on www.whiskysample.nl

  9. captain Islay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting: Nose: Light sweetness, berries, very nice smoke, sea breeze Palate: strange dryness, oil, something undefeatable bothersome Finish: long-lasting, slightly salty Had him a little older estimated 87/100 points

  10. Andy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90


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