In 2016 the famous Parisian whisky retailer La Maison du Whisky celebrated its 60th Anniversary.
The company was founded in 1956 by Georges Bénitah and has established itself as one of the largest French specialists in the importing and distributing of rare whiskies. To commemorate the event LMDW has selected 150 exclusive bottlings from around the world. The one presented here, Edradour Ballechin Double Malt, is a marriage of three ex-bourbon casks of smoky Ballechin and one ex-sherry cask of standard Edradour. The whisky was bottled at 46% abv with an outrun of 1700 bottles.
Nose: quite powerful, forest floor, dried rose petals, strawberry jam, dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, peat smoke and cigar ash.
Palate: rich, peat smoke, raspberries, strawberries, oranges, walnuts, vanilla, dark chocolate and delicate oaky and herbal notes.
Finish: fairly long, combination of peat smoke, red fruits, vanilla, chocolate and oak tannins.