Ballechin 2004
12 Year Old Cask #330 TWE Exclusive

70cl / 54.5%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ballechin 2004 / 12 Year Old / Cask #330 / TWE Exclusive
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A single-cask bottling of Ballechin 12 Year Old, exclusive to The Whisky Exchange. This is a softer dram than fans of Ballechin may be used to, but one that elegantly combines sweet, savoury and smoky notes to memorable effect.
Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old
Bottling Date
May 2017
No of Bottles
Cask Type
First-Fill Bourbon
Cask Number


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • White Pepper White Pepper
  • Liquorice root Liquorice root
  • Lemon Lemon
  • Tar Tar
  • Honey Honey
  • Butter Butter

Ballechin 2004 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy Abbott (The Whisky Exchange)

    Nose: Sweet and green smoke at first: freshly sawn branches newly tossed on to a bonfire of burning pine. Hints of jelly-baby fruitiness develop, along with Vick's Vaporub, honey and lemon lozenges and white toast with honey. The lighter notes at the front obscure but don't hide a darker background of rich smoke.

    Palate: Savoury smoke to start: smoked ham and signed lemons. White pepper heat mixes with bicycle-tire inner tubes, sharp lemon curd and a hint of creosoted fence. A bubble of black liquorice rises from the depths, bursting to reveal blackcurrants and anise.

    Finish: Tar and char fade to leave bittersweet liquorice and lemon butter sauce.

    Comment: Softer than many Ballechins, this brings together sweet and savoury notes, all wrapped up in a smoky blanket.

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