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. This 10 year old expression, however, comes from a combination of ex-Oloroso Sherry and ex-bourbon 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: A hint of ash sticks around on the finish.