When the distillery was bought in 2002, Andrew Symington called on the services of Iain Henderson, the former director of Laphroaig, for the creation of a second, very peaty malt. Given the name of Ballechin, this second single malt is created using malted barley at 50 ppm phenols, a rate comparable to those of the smokiest malts produced on Islay. Available since 2006, it is sold as a yearly vintage in limited runs of 6,000 bottles. Even more revolutionary than its older sibling, Ballechin is aged entirely in casks that have previously held wine from Burgundy and Madeira.
BALLECHIN 10 YO 2010 S.V, 70cl, 46%
Quantity limited to 1 bottle by client.
With a phenol content of 50 ppm, Ballechin single malt represents 5% of the production of the Edradour distillery.
Absolutely remarkable, this version perfectly embodies the both powerful and creamy style of this single malt that has become a must-have for lovers of peated whiskeys.
Aged in a second fill sherry cask, this version is a concentrate of black fruits, chocolate notes, ash and spices.
Fruity, sherry. Blackcurrant, leather, chocolate, spices, honey. Gorgeous.