Ballechin is an estate in Perthshire, home to the farm distillery, which ceased operations in 1927.
In 2006 Edradour Distillery resurrected the brand with a release of Ballechin # 1, as part of The Discovery Series. It was young, heavily peated whisky aged solely in first fill Burgundy casks. The following year the second batch was released, another young whisky this time aged in madeira puncheons. Only 6000 bottles were filled.
Nose: pungent, smoky, garden herbs, damp hay, very delicate vanilla-honey notes.
Palate: initially peaty and earthy, briny, licorice, pepper, soon reveals its sweeter side with toffee, vanilla and delicate fruity notes.
Finish: fairly long, peaty, nutty and spicy.