Ballechin is the name given to peated whisky produced at the Highland Edradour distillery.
Over the years, these bottlings have gained a reputation for being some of the best peated whisky from the Scottish mainland (particularly the Straight From The Cask series), and defying the regional stereotypes with their quality and smokiness.
This bottling has been aged in a single Bourbon cask (number 278) for 10 years, producing a delightfully sweet and smoky dram.
Ballechin opens with a thick, grassy peat, with notes of chocolate, coffee, herbs, honey, charcoal, hot smoked malt, some Bourbony coconut and a little vanilla.
Bottled at a tremendous 60.6% ABV, and without chill filtration or colouration, this is an intense peaty experience.
Just 300 bottles were produced.