- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Discovery Series
- Stated 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
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Whisky Reviews for Ballechin Batch 1
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.00 points
- 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
- 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.
Peaty smoke, fruity (strawberries, apricots), nutty
Fruity, caramel, peaty
Medium long, peaty, malty
- 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...
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.
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..
Long. Burnt wood. Dryness. Spices of black pepper and nutmeg. Even liquorice.
- 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
- 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
Muy complejo,vino tinto, un poco de pimienta, canela, no muy dulce; muy denso y seco