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Ballechin 2008

Overall rating
83.57/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Double Malt - Double Cask
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
1x Edradour Sherry & 3x Ballechin Bourbon
Casknumber
123 + 293, 294, 295
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Market
de Germany
Added on
27 Nov 2016 2:06 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 57,35

5 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

101 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2008

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.57 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    More on: https://tomtrinkt.blog/
    • Nose
      Surprisingly introverted campfire smoke, bacon, some vanilla / caramel and honey. The harmonious nose is additionally surrounded by fine sherry notes - dark forest fruits sting up.
    • Taste
      Beautifully oily, initially slightly sweet and pleasantly fruity, the smoky campfire notes are rapidly gaining momentum. Raspberries, raisins, malt, indefinable herbal notes with a light pepperiness, walnuts and dark chocolate join. Spicy oak notes become more present. The 46 volume percent are well integrated.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. The sherry barrel can set the last fruity accents. The smoke lingers for some time and is replaced by bittersweet chocolate notes and fine oak spice.

  2. Koalafant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An uncomplicated malt ... Not boring but nothing special.
    • Nose
      Chimney smoke with dates in bacon. Add herbs, hay and cappuccino. Slightly piercing ...
    • Taste
      Fire again. Crispy bacon, espresso and pipe tobacco. Slightly burning.
    • Finish
      long and coffee-like

  3. Abadon05 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Exactly my booty scheme. I particularly like the strawberry sweetness. And at the price and the age. Nice.
    • Nose
      Cotton candy, strawberries (personally reminds me very much of Maoam's rosy strawberry crackers). And some ham
    • Taste
      Incredibly mild, plus a cherry note.
    • Finish
      Now the smokiness comes through more, but the strawberry sweetness remains.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Somehow I do not feel like writing notes with the whisky. There is nothing wrong with the whisky, but also not really good. Very average. Trendier younger, also from the flavors, more beautiful, not too strong smoke and a little sherry, but somehow interchangeable and a bit thin. Would be a good for 30-40 euros.

  5. Bottlin Bond scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Interesting creation - good, but not cheap!
    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      81 81
      aromatic smoke, dark fruits (raisins), trace vanilla;
    • Taste
      82 82
      full fruity onset, sherry aromas, oily, then cold ashy smoke, herbs, spices, oak, even pepper; surprisingly complex
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium-long, smoky and dry spicy;

  7. Menko scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    I think Domani has given a pretty accurate description. The marriage between Edradour and Ballechin is more or less successful, but it did not originate from flaming passion. More time might have brought some depth into the relationship.
    A Ballechin and a Edradour is a smarter choice if you want to buy something. I think you would do better to mix both bottles yourself. I'm going to try it out :-)

  8. zaphod155 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I would have hoped for a bit more smokiness and complexity in the mix of casseroles, but that's what age is missing.
    • Nose
      light smoke, cinnamon, cloves, some cassis
    • Taste
      light smoke, first smoked trout, then more toasted cereal, dark chocolate, vanilla, light ginger sharpness, quite dry mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      medium long, smoky and spicy

  9. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    03.06.2017 Whisky-Stammtisch

  10. Albaron scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Solid whisky that
    only restrained smoke offers. Nevertheless a somewhat unusual drop with interesting aromas,
    which is quite fun
    • Nose
      tingling
      Alcohol, fruit compote, mirabelle plums, light smoke with a hint of BBQ, something
      Toffee and caramel, a hint of spicy fruit, like carambola, fresh
      lemon mint
    • Taste
      mediocre
      Come on, malt, a little bitter, black tea, caramel and then the smoke
    • Finish
      the smoke leaves
      quickly after and the malt and the black tea stays longer

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