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Ballechin Batch 8

Overall rating
83.52/100
votes
103
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Discovery Series
Vintage
2003
Bottled
07.2013
Casktype
Sauternes Hogsheads
Number of bottles
5100
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
08 Aug 2013 10:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 101.47

19 × in wishlist

103 × member ratings

214 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin Batch 8

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.52 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: strong peat, wine notes, slightly maritime, almost smoked fish. Mouth: strong, sweet, tart, but still young notes, which could also be the wine finish.
    Finish: nice smoky sweet, some oak. Delicious. Conclusion: a smoker to my liking.

  2. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 416: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2GAc71ms-s (87/100).

  3. jeoff scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

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

  4. Sandman scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    With a little bit of water, the fruit comes to the fore in all aspects.
    • Nose
      Campfire, orange, ginger, cloves, vanilla, plaster, cut grass, blueberries, cherries and grapes.
    • Taste
      Turf foil, burnt wood, medicinal, vanilla, white grapes, green apples, nuts, hint of sour cherries.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, campfire, oak, hints of honey, nuts, blueberries, cherries.

  5. Theune32 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. HW74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    So far I have been able to try batches 6, 7 and 8. All three are outstanding.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a fine whisky with smoke and spices. the sauternes influence is perfect. I really enjoyed this fruity and fresh tastes. well balanced!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Albaron scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Maybe I'm not in a good mood today, but the nose is awesome, it's a Chameleon in the mouth, the nose is just beginning to reappear, the ashen smoke is clear, but the fruit is almost gone. It remains an indefinable aroma block, which you do not get divergent. Some spices and a touch of cherries, but the rest undefinable. Drops from the nose to the finish, but a good and interesting whisky.

    As part of a blind tasting tasted
    • Nose
      there are tingles in the nose, oily, cherries, some smoke with clutch abrasion, blackberries, raspberries, black currant, the whole program, very fruity and also a bit earthy
    • Taste
      strong start, warms immediately, a bit woody, the ashy dry smoke is subliminal immediately there. Some herbs are there, but the fruit from the nose is somehow almost completely missing, a few hints of cherry are to be found, but otherwise it is somehow a flavor block that you do not get apart. In addition, an earthy modrige note
    • Finish
      the ashen smoke is present for a long time, some bitterness from the oak too and this aroma block swings

  10. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like it well, the influence of Sauternes is clearly noticeable, but well integrated and only temporarily distracting in the nose. Sauternes needs a clear counterpole, which the strong smoke can offer here clearly.
    • Nose
      To welcome a lot of clutch wear and railroad tie, after a short life, the Sauternes is noticeable with its sourness, but clearly tamed by the smoky overall picture and complemented by freshly grilled fish. The smoke evolves over time towards the wood fire. Very late are also sweet hints of caramel and grilled marshmallows and a certain grassiness. It is then heated quite fresh and zestig.
    • Taste
      In the mouth is a completely different picture, mainly dark, malty sweet, he shows here with a clear, but well-integrated acidic note on the back of the palate and a huge sweet smoke cargo. Later, at the end, there is also a clear oak note with lots of tannins. The mouthfeel is slightly oily, the alcohol well integrated.
    • Finish
      He goes a bit too fast for the amount of smoke, first with a strong, austere oak, framed by sweet peat smoke, which then turns into an ashiness, before it disappears quite suddenly quite a bit.

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