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Ballechin 2004

Overall rating
88.80/100
votes
17
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Trilogy - N°2
Vintage
2004
Bottled
12.08.2015
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Manzanilla Cask
Casknumber
277
Number of bottles
636
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Oct 2015 9:26 am by Doaigd
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 116.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2004

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.80 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Jo. Saulecker. Pure fun is fun. From the "house brand" you do not notice much, but then I can graciously look over it in the case, and strangely I can not imagine that at another distillery this taste combination could come out.
    • Nose
      Pure: old cabinet wall with furniture polish, smoked bacon, then prevents a pepper cloud further sniffing and calls for water: the wall unit back, the bacon remains, burning, the sharpness is gentler, cinnamon, ginger, this orange pulp, raisins, then a breeze of cocoa powder , Tobacco, leather
    • Taste
      Pure: great, not too spicy, intense grape and walnut dark chocolate, the smoke is discreet and dry (or very well integrated), again a touch of furniture polish and tobacco, very delicious; with water it gets milder, sweeter, milk chocolate, slightly oily-bacon, strangely also clearly peppery - pure is more beautiful
    • Finish
      long, pure it gets hot again and then ashen, thinner less spicy, but very dry with cocoa / dark chocolate, walnut, ashes

  2. hartist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    With a few more years would it have exploded the bar of 90 ?.
    • Nose
      Thick chimney smoke, smoked meat (bacon), strong exotic spices (pepper, curry), candied fruits, citrus fruits. Total absence of aggressiveness, a miracle for a whisky of 11 years at 56.10 °.
    • Taste
      Lively and complex mouth. Smoky smoky omni present, camphor notes, citrus (peeled oranges thrown in the fire) accompanied by hot spices, all on a fund more sweet (the barrel?) Which tempers the roaring fire.
    • Finish
      Long final on a pair of acrobats between facetious peat, playful spices and beautiful salinity.

  3. Albaron scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    A great complex whisky that offers a lot. For his 11 years very mature and always offers new facets. More please. Remains for a long time.
    • Nose
      the alcohol tingles in the nose, then some smoke and FAT sweet sherry, very spicy, like a spice mixture, raisins, grapes, prunes
    • Taste
      a touch of alcohol, but overall well integrated, sweet sherry, light smoke, also here the raisins and prunes, chocolate, some barrel spice, fine Edradourschmelz and then to the finish hints into the phenolic übergleitend
    • Finish
      long finish, some dry smoke, then passing into malty and a nice almond note, which stays long

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