- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- SFTC - Bordeaux Cask Matured
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- Bordeaux Red Wine Cask
- Number of bottles
- 57.1 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Added on
- 22 Mar 2017 7:52 am by Daniel Hohleweg
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Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2005
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.65 points
- Ballechin 11 YO SFTC Bourdeaux Cask 57.1%
Nose without water
Cooked dark and red fruits, raspberries strawberries, blackberries and blackberries. Very intense wine aromas, dark chocolate, mint (after-eight). In addition to the fruity aromas, the malt is also very meaty, most likely half-steak. The smoke is very in the background and can best be described as sooty.
With water, the red berries step into the background. Currants, mushrooms come to mind additionally.
Mouth without water
Very meaty, smoked meat in a mint sauce or dark chocolate with mint alsl After Eight. Russian smoke
Very watery with water, marzipan, meat broth, mint sauce, after-eight and the russian smoke.
Departure without water
In the finish, the impressions of before long remain present until they end very long. The smoked character will be present for the longest time.
With water I find in the finish especially again blackcurrants and blackberries, which remain present for a very long time.
I really like the whisky very much. However, caution is advised for people who are sensitive to Sulfur. To my mind, these notes are well integrated in the flavor / flavor but I could imagine for some this might be too much.
- Wow very nice complex and delicious. Ideal for cold autumn and winter days. If you like coffee and dark fruits in connection with smoke is right here.
Salty ham and what a! Immediately associations spread to a salty Black Forest ham. At a certain distance, pleasant smoky notes are added, which immediately remind you of grilled food. There is also a certain amount of lethargy and a nice sweetness. Strawberry is spreading. The alcohol is not felt at all. Great!
With a little bit of water the smoke and the saltiness diminish and the sweetness and fruitiness are stronger.
The sweetness continues. In addition, there is a dark chocolate, which occupies the whole mouth. In addition the leather notes and coffee. The honey and the dark fruit notes remain. The smoke is getting weaker.
Medium. And the coffee dominates, as well as a certain bitterness. There is hardly anything left of the sweetness, but some smoke.
- A really nice Ballechin. The nose is seductively creamy, sweet and multi-faceted. Taste and finish then have really bums with smoke, power, spice, barrel and fruit. Complex and intense
a seductive nose, initially very restrained smoke for an incredibly viscous intense sweetness, caramel sauce on berry compote, sweet vanilla cream to red wine, slowly the smoke ventures with slightly smoldering wood chips, despite 57% hardly noticeable alcohol, but slightly grassy-fleshy notes, hay , Milk chocolate grape nut, slightly mushy strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, grilled meat with lightly baked honey crust. Even though the smoke is tamed, it leaves an intense, full nose
sweet start before the strength of the cask strength clearly develops and the mouth room really dry, in conjunction with significant peat smoke, extinct campfire, smoker, salt, pepper, juniper, dry red wine, caramel, hay, raisins, nut chocolate, many dark berries
a lot of intense smoke, clear oak, dry red wine, red grapes, chocolate, nuts, a pleasantly warm feeling gives this Ballechin, long-lasting creamy and dry finish, from time to time the berry fruit flares up again
- Delicious, really tasty. This Ballechin is really multi-faceted. Fruit, sweetness, peat, smoke and this dominant pepper note. Creamy, mild and yet powerful. I like it.
Amber and reddish shimmering shines the Bordeaux Bordeaux in the glass, short streaks on the glass wall are longer. Fruity smoke aroma rises from the glass and rises into the nose, sweet honey immediately mixes with the subtle peat notes. Sweet berries and grapes play with the sweet peat-honey mixture, gently and mildly the Ballechin outgrows its fruity aroma.
Mild yet powerful, the first sip begins. Creamy honey spreads over the tongue, spicy aromas are added before a pinch of black pepper spreads throughout the mouth. With the second sip, peat and ripe dark berries are added, the pepper is immediately back. Pleasant pungency now dominates the taste, a smoky note rises from the sweet and fruity peat. The different flavors radiate their fragrance harmoniously.
Mild and sweet, fruity and powerful. Above all lies this dominant pepper note. Spicy and creamy, the sweet berries and peat are remembered.