The Edradour Straight from the Cask range has been tremendous success and recently the distillery decided to expand it with several expressions of Ballechin.
Ballechin is a smoky version of Edradour distilled from barley malted to specification of 50ppm phenols. It was introduced in 2006 and gained a lot of followers ever since. Ballechin Straight form the Cask is another example how whisky and wine can complement each other. Here we have Ballechin distilled on April 23, 2004 and aged in port cask no. 208 for 13 years. Bottled ‘straight from the cask’ unchill-filtered and at natural strength of 55% abv on September 22, 2017 with an outrun of 408 bottles.
Nose: smoky and ashy, strawberries, black cherries, grape jelly, toffee, caramel, cocoa, dash of cinnamon and hints of tar.
Palate: peat smoke, black cherries and currants, milk chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, hints of cedar and hay.
Finish: long, with notes of cherries, currants, cinnamon, oak and a pinch of salt.