Ballechin 2005

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82.16

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39 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballechin 2005

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.65 points

  1. Koidream scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  2. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. squaadgras scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      74 74

  5. Julia E S scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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.

  6. Abadon05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Medium. And the coffee dominates, as well as a certain bitterness. There is hardly anything left of the sweetness, but some smoke.

  7. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      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

  8. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Mild and sweet, fruity and powerful. Above all lies this dominant pepper note. Spicy and creamy, the sweet berries and peat are remembered.


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