BALLECHIN 10years ~ HIGHLAND, SCOTLAND
83/100 - The Whisky Base
This is the core expression of 10-year-old Ballechin single malt Scotch whisky, which is heavily peated whisky from Edradour. It has been named for the silent Ballechin distillery near the Edradour distillery. Releases under the Ballechin name from Edradour were previously presented as part of The Discovery Series, many of which were matured in different types of casks, including Sherry, bourbon, and a selection of wine casks.
Nose - Oily malt, whiffs of burnt ends and BBQ char, a few touches of apple and fig.
Palate - Chewy dates and oak, with smouldering peat bringing spicy heat to the palate.
Finish - Hint of ash sticks around on the finish.
Edradour is perhaps best known as one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries, producing a mere 90,000 liters per annum with a workforce of just three. Established in 1825 in the hills of Pitlochry, Edradour maintains its heritage as an almost artisanal distillery. The heart of the range, a ten-year-old, exhibits an unconventional charm, uncharacteristic of a highland single malt.