Ballechin Batch 2

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Discovery Series
Calculated age
05 years old
Madeira Puncheons
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
07 Sep 2008 12:24 am

Average value

€ 164.24

7 × in wishlist

61 × member ratings

165 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin Batch 2

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.98 points

  1. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  2. peterjpvanas scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Colour: between honey and straw, light coloured. Legs of note

    Nose: Peaty...but madeira notes do pierce through. Some damp notes creep in. With a bit of water fresh fruit (citrus notes) come to play

    Taste: love it. peat and wine notes of madeira cask actually go well together. With a bit of water, earth notes surface. Also a few sweet favours like toffee and chocolate

    Finish: long, nice, pleasant lingering. Initially peat and then more fruity notes stay behind

    Appearance: I like the chubby bottle from Edradour
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoky peat, herbs, grassy, flowery
    • Taste
      Peaty, sweet, peppery, caramel
    • Finish
      Rather long, grassy, bitter

  5. zinaf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    SGP: 567
    Very good whisky. A nice detour from the typical Islay peat monsters. It was a very refreshing experience for me.
    • Nose
      Intensive peat attack at first nosing; manure; light sweetness creeps in. Vegetable oil; honey. A tad medicinal smells. Grass reek.
      With water - more peat and cattle farm odors. (I know it sounds terrible but in fact it is a rather nice sensation; I quite like this profile).
    • Taste
      Nice sweetness at first; salt; peat. The alcohol is a bit prickly on the tongue.
      It has good body but the nose made me expect more oiliness.
      With water - clears up the peatiness and makes the sweetness more pronounced. Lots of citrus freshness.
    • Finish
      The finish is long on peat, a bit of sweetness and the citrus also carries on for a while.

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Andrew may not like
    to hear this, but his best Edradour is the peated version! And such a young
    animal too. Let us not forget that this Ballechin is only 4 years old! Thanks
    to the Green Man from Ostend for the sample. What a discovery.
    • Nose
      The nose is
      immediately farmy. Think cow stable. The peat is soft and nicely interwoven in
      the grassy notes (hay, straw and dried dandelions) with a drop of cod oil.
      Reminds me a bit of Ledaig (which is fine, for I quite love Ledaig, the peated
      Tobermory). The wine, however discreet, takes care of a fruity side that takes
      some work to discover. But it pays to try.
    • Taste
      On the palate, the
      cod oil returns with a vengeance. Oily and salty. Sounds not as good as it
      tastes. Nice smokiness, not too big, not dominant. There is enough room for all
      kinds of sweetness and spices. Liquorice. Still farmy and grassy (think oats)
      with a salty edge. Soot? Yes, this is quite good indeed!
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly
      long with a mildly bitter but spicy finale. Think walnuts and paprika.

  7. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE LMDW: Ballechin, the heavily peated version of Edradour (Scotland's smallest distillery located in the Southern Highlands), in its second limited edition, this time completely aged in barrels (puncheons) containing Madeira. A version already full of maturity and under influence, as its unique color suggests.
    Nose: empyreumatic, on rubber, berries (juniper), it gives the impression of a very old single malt raised salt, leather. Palate: oily and peaty, it evokes old-fashioned sauces, fruity and smoky. Final: very long, on a peaty and spicy sensation.

  8. Furtia scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, peat, wet straw, pile of sour fruit, a smaller bunch of sweet fruit, smoke from the smokehouse. Everything strong enough and concentrated, as I like it. (88 b)
    • Taste
      It shakes, then a mixture of smell, smoke, spices and, finally, a pepper. (87 b)
    • Finish
      Surprisingly simple, thin and quite short, which was quite unexpected. The only freckle on the beauty behind which I round down the rating.

  10. Feusi scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Even in the nose, the sweetness of the Madeira`s shows with a hint of smoke, but only in the complex palate notes are fully exploited. Significantly more pleasant than the # 1


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