Ballechin 2004

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Clanadonia Series - #1 Tu-Bardh
Stated Age
10 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 jul 2016 9:57 pm by maltimore
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

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Whisky reviews for Ballechin 2004

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.05 points.

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A nice smoky whisky from Edradour. Bold and young with a peaty
    character. Good balance of sherry derived flavours and oak spice. Lacks
    some complexity, but a promising spirit though. Best to enjoy neat.

    I thank Kirsch Whisky Import for the sample!
    • Nose
      Wood smoke mixed with coal dust and a hint of peat on the nose. Fresh
      with a light cereal note and a touch of sweet sherry coming in over the
    • Taste
      Rich with sweet notes of dates and raisins, followed by a bold and
      intense warming spiciness of peat, tender smoke, oak and nutmeg. Sweet
      barley sugar and subtle smoked ham nicely intermingle with spicy acacia
      honey and tender cinnamon towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long and warm with a dry sweetness, burnt caramel and a touch of peat smoke on the tail.

      WITH WATER: Dry, smoky and slightly medical on the nose with a splash
      of water. Oak and ginger in the back. Less sweet on the palate with more
      phenolic character, cloves and oak spice. Dry and slightly warming. The
      finish is short to medium long, less sweet, dry, and somewhat warming
      with spicy notes of acacia honey, peat, and a hint of smoke.

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  3. Menko scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is Ballechin at its best.
    The right percentage of alcohol, the right balance between peat and sherry flavor. Fresh like a summer breeze, sweet like a pastry and peated like a charcoal barbecue.
    Well done!!

  4. Hemdl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Neat in the nose, this Ballechin can not really pick my taste. Almost 90 € for a malt of 10 years of this quality is then also priced too much.
    • Nose
      Young, wild and strong, it probably comes most likely. The influence of the sherry barrel is initially not even so strong, the whisky is more with strong smoke, light citrus notes and sweet malting. Only after a while does he open himself and the sherry gives the malt a pleasant sweetness. All in all, but still quite young in the nose, yet pleasing.
    • Taste
      By the addition of water to drinking strength, the Malt was tamed, which is also felt. The youthful freshness is still there, but at the same time quite watered down. Above all lies the dull veil of peaty smoke. A few sweet notes are there, but so really big influence of sherry keg I can not make out there, would at least tap on a refill butt. The smoke now also a bit uncomfortable, as if you were drinking after a house fire, the effluent water of the extinguishing, to which a few drops of sugar water was added. I do not really like it.
    • Finish
      Medium length, a little bit oak and a tendency to tinker. The smoke dominates and sticks for a long time, fortunately not as unpleasant as on the palate.

  5. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Wolv scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very harmonious whisky Which has all the strengths of youth And it's good to drink
    • Nose
      young maritime fresh
      medical iodine, yellow summer cereal,
      some wood
      later comes some chocolate
      The main notes stay fresh and young
    • Taste
      Also in the mouth he is young and fresh
      Chocolate is only in the back of the mouth
      The aromas from the nose can be found in the mouth again the smoke develops nicely with sweetness on the throat
    • Finish
      Camphor, some honey, cereals, fresh, maritime, later chocolate then apricot

  9. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky Tasting: Ballechin Clanadonia 10 years 2004


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