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Ballechin 2004

Overall rating
85.86/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
SFTC - Port Cask Matured
Vintage
26.04.2004
Bottled
07.02.2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Port Cask
Casknumber
217
Number of bottles
418
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5021944091805
Added on
21 Mar 2017 4:28 pm by breste
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82.72

3 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2004

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.86 points

  1. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A Ballechin, which can be seen but is also very dominated by smoke and ash. Since other SftC bottlings have better influences and complexity
    • Nose
      sweet-sour smoke, strawberries, raspberries, currants, honeydew melon, smoldering fire, some ashes, vanilla, some milk chocolate, caramel, pipe smoke, salt, tannic acid, now again Fruchtmus, omnipresent remains fresh alcohol, jelly banana. It results in a nice balance of smoke, sweetness and fruit of the port
    • Taste
      slightly acidic with citrus twist and port, followed directly by clear smoke, campfire, coal, salt, sea air, oak, strawberries, caramel, subtle bitterness
    • Finish
      a fine balance of smoke and port characterize the finish in conjunction with oak, chocolate and a few nuts, medium long

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose promises a fruity taste experience, the taste and the finish are unfortunately dominated only by ash, embers, burned wood and smoke. That's a pity. Here I give well-intentioned 86 points.
    • Nose
      Thick and oily drops return to the glass after being poured. Bright amber shines in the glass while fruity peat flavors lift from the glass, subtle smoke is added. Fruity berries mingle with citrus fruits, the smoke becomes more intense. Campfires and sweet fruit notes alternate now. Then the mild peat dominates again, an interplay of aromas ...
    • Taste
      Phew, fierce campfire flavors stand out at the first sip! Ashes, soot and embers dominate the first moment. No fruity flavors, only campfires and ashes. Burnt wood penetrates the peat, now fruity elements flash through here and there. Walnuts burn in the embers, the Ballechin now heats the palate properly.
    • Finish
      Slowly the campfire goes out. Smoke, ashes and wood remain for a long time in memory. At the very end of the finish, the intense walnuts come into their own again.

  3. Patrick93 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I expected several more flavors and a different type of peat. Initially it very similar to a Laphroaig, very metallic and clinical. Needs several drops of water and at least half an hour to develop its full complexity...

  5. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. breste scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A very nice nose - a mixture of light smoke and fruit sweetness. Like smoky currants. The first taste is completely unexpected. Not as nice fruity as the nose but hearty smoke, almost ashtray. Finally, there are some slight fruit notes, but in the end the smoke remains extremely dominant on the tongue. As expected, water soothes it, but it also absorbs some of the aromas. Nevertheless, much better for me. The currants from the original nose are back and pleasantly caressed by the smoke. For me, the malt needs water and time, then it is really delicious.

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