Overall rating
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Stated Age
11 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 Jun 2015 9:59 am by Islay_fan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 54.90

3 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2004 vW

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.09 points

  1. keizerjos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Smoke, fire, peat. Not penetrant however. In the scent already cherries. Little iodine? In the taste also a lot of peat. The peat is already decreasing in the second sip; it is gradually becoming milder. Warm, pleasant aftertaste. Long aftertaste.

  2. hans1971 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Indeed worth trying.
    • Nose
      Sweet-fruit, lemon?. Orange and vanilla. But also peaty and zesty.
    • Taste
      Comes all together; spicy, fruits,sweet fruit,peat also. But no so sweet  as the nose. Still good.
    • Finish
      Short, thats's a pity. Little bit smoke.

  5. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Bought a little sample and didn't expect anything special.
    Mään, this thing was the surprise of the evening.

    This is a role model of a decently priced, peaty, fruity, zesty, wooden wonder !

    All the things that Ballechin whisky is loved for are in it. The cheese. The 2-day-used socks. Some odd freshness. Mouth-watering fruits and mild spices. A used 100% cotton T-shirt with sweat all over. In the fade there are some hints of home-made "Salmiakpastillen", the kind you get in (north sea) coastal north germany and partly in the netherlands. Way better than the 10yo. distillery standard. Go and get some (if you still find it available). Surprinsingly high points. It's nothing special, though. Just a solid, old-school-ex-bourbon-peaty-87-well-earned-points.You still can get happy with that kind of whisky, if you just want to. Nuff said. It's still cheap enough to taste it by yourselves.

  6. Dieter_W scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    good drinkable smoker
    • Nose
      sweet and fruity with lemon and orange peel, vanilla almonds
    • Taste
      again very fruity - not as sweet as in Nosing.
      Graffruit smoke but not medically
    • Finish
      a little more smoke


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