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Overall rating
74.50/100
votes
2
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection - Heavily Peated
Vintage
24.09.2008
Bottled
10.09.2015
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
253
Number of bottles
226
Strength
61.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Nicolas
Added on
29 Oct 2016 4:49 pm by Unclimbability
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Average value

€ 85.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2008 SV

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 74.50 points

  1. Unclimbability scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Colour: Light Gold

    Body: Medium

    Nose: Much lighter than expected, no alcohol. Gristy, peated grist, a light fruitiness, under ripe mango and pineapple, green apple and pear, grilled pineapple and cinnamon. Something sour and lactic after a minute.

    Water: The youthful fruit really comes out, young esters, not much peat, lots of banana, banana chewy sweets, watermelon, green apple, pear.

    Taste: Big but quite soft actually. Smoke first with peaty grist and malt, then light under ripe fruit, mango and green apple, pear, some citrus coming through with lemon juice and a little salt.

    Water: Initially I got more youthfulness, but after some time and finding the right amount of water: Very oily, smoked fish, smoky lemon juice, peated grist, some banana chewy sweets.

    Finish: Medium/long length. Slightly smoked lemon juice then more under ripe fruit, green apples.

    Notes: Distilled 24/09/2008, bottled 10/09/2015, just 2 weeks before becoming 7 years old. From Bourbon barrel 253. Not the peat bomb I was expecting, reminds me of young peated Bunnahabhain. This is a style that Kilchoman can pull off, but shows that others can't.

    72/100

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