Ballechin 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Discovery Series
Stated Age
10 years old
Ex-Bourbon + Oloroso Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
06 Oct 2014 5:32 pm by Erik Elixir

Average value

€ 48,15

22 × in wishlist

330 × member ratings

616 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 10-year-old

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.01 points

  1. Achany scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Fine smoke, peat, some bacon, grassy, fresh, some white pepper, oak, spices. Nice dram, interesting. 
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Pretty heavy, sweet smoke. Roasted meat, some slightly fruity as well: Oranges
    • Taste
      83 83
      Not as full and strong as the nose seemed to promise. A little pepper, some peat and sweet smoke, sal ammoniac. A little flat, some roasted meat still far at the background.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Still some smoke and ash, still a little flat, a little sweet as well.

  4. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Peated smoke, sweet fruits, furniture polish, fresh leafs, dry hay, cake, vanilla and dust notes on nose.

    Peated smoke, coal dust, dried fruits notes on palate.

    Spices, dust, peated smoke, red apples notes on long finish.

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty, the kind of smoke fits perfectly to the Edradour basic character, ~ € 45 fit.
    • Nose
      strong smoke, rather heavy, sweetish, earth, farm (not maritime or phenolic or grassy-bitter), a touch of mushrooms, smoked bacon & leather, the sweetness goes slightly towards orange marmalade (but he does not get over fruity)
    • Taste
      Strong, full-bodied, almost greasy, the smoke is ashen, burnt meat, to tart sweetness, bitter chocolate sugar beet syrup, old leather, medium pepper sharpness
    • Finish
      Long, warm, again properly baked crust of sweet marinated meat, pepper, then camillan

  6. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First malty flavors, leather and a smoldering peat smoke. Gradually pepper, coal dust, dark chocolate, chestnut honey, dark beet syrup and a tinctuous Floralität follow.
    • Taste
      Full, energetic start, a touch of sherry and then again peat smoke, coal dust, leather, smoke malt, walnuts and hot chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long, roasted chestnuts and peat smoke.

  7. Lorion scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, tasty for a strong smoky whisky. 77P!
    • Nose
      Smoke, bananas, smoked ham. Some alcohol.
    • Taste
      Sweet ash, tingling mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweetish.

  8. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    After the nose, I would have expected a grenade and also the 46% are promising, in the finish and taste, he unfortunately falls off a bit. Dr alcohol is barely noticeable
    • Nose
      surprisingly strong phenolic sweet smoke. with time comes only a metholfrische, but is very well involved. eventually floral notes of fresh hay and fruity hints
    • Taste
      Unfortunately, the taste is a little disappointing after the nose. light and almost watery, even the dominant smoke is barely noticeable. confusing...
    • Finish
      In the finish, the cold ash-smoke comes back but not as violent as in the nose. Something salty but otherwise flat. rather medium

  10. KOQ24 scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    green Apple,Mold,Hay,Umami,Smoke,Pineapple,
    salted Caramel,Iodine,Butter,fatty

    Menthol,Oak,Caramel,SmokeSalt,Vanilla,Black Pepper,Coriander,Honey,

    Dry with a strong Alcohol Note.

    One of the really meaty peated Single Malts.
    A really good and different Expression of Edradour
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      50 50


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