Insider knowledge: Edradour Ballechin #2 Madeira Cask Matured (The Discovery Series) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Edradour Ballechin #2 Madeira Cask Matured (The Discovery Series) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Pungent, damp hay. Muddy peat, refined smoke, herbal.
Palate: Rounded. Thick peat. Gentle toffee sweetness creeps in, spices, peppery Hay, earthen, grapey.
Finish: Long, hay, espresso, tannic.
I've never tasted anything quite like this since Henry Douglas fell into the sheep dip at the end o the season at Horsleyhill and Auld Aitken bottled it and selt it off as Douglas Best arroon New Years Time. At 12/- a bottle hei selt hundreds o them.
13th February 2011