Ballechin 2003
15 Year Old Sherry Cask for TWE

70cl / 55%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ballechin 2003 / 15 Year Old / Sherry Cask for TWE
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Made in 2003 at Edradour distillery, this 15-year-old Ballechin single malt has been matured in a single refill sherry butt, before being bottled in April 2019 to celebrate The Whisky Exchange's 20th Anniversary. A heavily-peated Highland whisky, it has rich aromas of dark chocolate, treacle, earthy peat smoke and roasted coffee beans. The palate offers notes of sugared almonds, cocoa, coffee, peat and soft fruits, before a lingering, smoky finish.

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
15 Year Old
Vintage
2003
Bottling Date
April 2019
No of Bottles
482
Country
Scotland
Region
Highland
Cask Type
Refill Sherry Butt
Cask Number
204

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Blackberry Blackberry
  • Chestnut Chestnut
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Coffee Coffee
  • Blackcurrant Blackcurrant

Ballechin 2003 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose:

      Dried cherries, plump raisins and rich, leathery notes lead. Smokiness sits at the centre, a mixture of charred oak, coal and thick, savoury peat smoke, with a touch of singed roast beef. Fruit builds, with more cherries and raisins joined by mixed peel and wood-roasted apples. Bandage and sticking-plaster medicinal notes sneak out through the gaps in the dense aromas, with a touch of bittersweet, grown-up chocolate brownie to follow.

    • Palate:

      Rich and thick, with chocolate sauce and cherry jam interleaved with layers of rich earth and leather. Burnt raisins sit at the core surrounded by tingling menthol and aniseed notes, all balanced by raisin jam and black liquorice sweetness.

    • Finish:

      Tar and leather are joined by blackcurrant jam, dark mint-chocolate chips and cherry jam spread thickly on black bread.

    • Comment:

      A beast of a dram, with waves of sherry oak teeteringly balanced against Edradour's intensely peated spirit.

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  • 5
    1 October

    Tasted it at Whisky Show 2019 and it blew my mind.