Ballechin 2004 Sample
12 Year Old TWE Exclusive

3cl / 54.5%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • The Perfect Measure
Ballechin 2004 Sample / 12 Year Old / TWE Exclusive
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A single Bourbon cask aged Ballechin bottled in the summer of 2017 for The Whisky Exchange. Only 251 bottles yielded

Bottler
The Perfect Measure
Age
12 Year Old
Vintage
2004
Country
Scotland
Region
Highland
Cask Type
First-Fill Bourbon
Cask Number
330

This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:

Product name

Ballechin 2004 12 Year Old Heavily Peated TWE Exclusive

  

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • 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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