Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
03 years old
Tronçais oak; cognac
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 oct 2013 8:24 pm

Average value

€ 55.00

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12 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Distillerie de Monsieur Balthazar Hedgehog

5 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 63.10 points.

  1. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    registed, a bad choice, mid-bottle, the scents are lost !!

  2. BeatF scored this whisky 70 points Photo Moderator

    A far cry from what is commonly thought of as whisky: a mixture of wild berries with a typical fruit brandy note, rather short in slightly aggressive cognac casks.
    • Nose
      First come juniper (gin) resp. Grappa in mind. Fir saplings, toothpaste, frankincense. At some point you notice the cereal and even a little vanilla behind the slightly obtrusive perfume.
    • Taste
      Still gin and grappa, also a little ginger and a slightly more aggressive, arty-looking off-taste of alcohol and attacking oak.
    • Finish
      Very dry, the juniper grappa pine needle mixture sticks to the palate. In addition, something sweet, chewing gum-like. This raises the question of conscience: brush your teeth and irritate the palate even more with additional art flavors of toothpaste or leave everything that way?

  3. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    grain, earth, cereal, we smell rye, more than corn, a little fresh glue, then back soil, humus under a chestnut tree (I hold it!), the wood is green and dry at a time , amalgamated fruits.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    strange, very singular, not to compare with a Scottish of course, more strange spirits!
    • Nose
      an earthy, moist taste, wood and chestnuts!, then return vanilla!
    • Taste
      the maize comes out immediately, leaving a rougher taste as and when, a return of apple juice as when passing under an apple tree in autumn, then the raw alcoholic appearance
    • Finish
      short to medium, but on the same scents, so very monolithic, but really outside the "beaten track"!

  5. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Acid apple nose, wet wood. Green mouth, aggressive, young and dry. Final on wood and alcohol, long enough unfortunately.

  6. Ivynor scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    75 because I am very (too) nice.
    • Nose
      It's as if you had been playing hide and seek and you had fallen into a grain silo ... (and you can not escape). Grain galore, tons of cereals with alcohol, wood. It's very very dry ...
    • Taste
      Fruit brandy without fruit and without taste with wood ... If, a little sugar.
    • Finish
      Alcohol, dryness in the mouth.

  7. tomy63 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    a whisky of about 3 years, made with
    barley and corn, aged in barrels of the forest of Tronçais. The nose
    is very expressive, with quite fresh green fruit (apple peel),
    very slightly chemical, but it's pretty cool. The mouth entrance
    is quite fruity, on the other hand on the end of the mouth a rather
    Unpleasant corn appears, and I felt it growing in the nose.
    It will still be a nice discovery, more than correct for a
    young local whisky. Aging cognac does not feel at all.


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