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Edradour Ballechin 10 Year Old Whisky

(70cl, 46%)

Edradour Ballechin 10 Year Old
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Ballechin 10 Year Old Bottling Note

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.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

Reviews for Edradour Ballechin 10 Year Old
Stands easily amongst the best peated Highlanders
A very dry and ashy nose. Can convince and even surprise the most diehard Islay fans. Taste: rich, oily, spicy and lots of nifty peatsmoke. With water even better, gaining a subtle sweetness
, United Kingdom
5 months ago
Peated sure, but integrated and balanced? Not really
This is definitely heavily peated.
On a good day, it has an undercurrent of complexity that compares well with Ledaig and Longrow and Kilkerran, but on a bad day, it's too assertive and one dimensional to contrast well.
Overall, it was an interesting alternative, but I would choose the other three every time
I would however test out another Edradour, as this has piqued my interest enough to dig a little further.
, United Kingdom
8 months ago
The peat lingers but smooth on the palate. Sitting besides the Spey with a wee dram. Perfect
, United Kingdom
2 years ago
Very warm and rounded
Fantastic, one for a cold day out on the course.
, United Kingdom
2 years ago
Tough and heartwarming
My favourite. I tasted many single malts but I always come back to this one. I buy him in a store in Amsterdam (-Old South), a hint for all you expats out there :-)
2 years ago
Wonderful and uncommon
This has got to be one of the smoothest, yet pretty peaty whiskies around. It is a beautiful dram which I was so happy I was able to try. I purchased it as a present for my father who loves a peaty whisky - our favorite was a Lagavulin, but Ballechin has taken its place. It is smooth and peaty, and the peat lingers. It has a stormy attribute, and it is a beautiful nightcap.
3 years ago
Quite heavy smoke and tar taste, round and balanced. I save it for the cold winter days with lots of stormy wind from the North-West (Scotland direction :-) ) and eat it with Chocolat Stella coconut nectar
, Netherlands
3 years ago
Great find
A great find on my quest of tasting peated whisky outside of Islay. Very smooth but wish the finish was longer. I wouldn't say it was heavily peated. The peat was balanced unlike the Balvenie's 'Peat Week' offering. Nice!
, United States
3 years ago
Thanksgiving dram
Happy Thanksgiving everyone ! Figured I'd go ahead and drink a hefty dram of this fine whisky as my digestif for the evening and I must say this is a good way to wash down that turkey. This is a very rare whisky here in California and in fact this is the only bottle I have ever seen of this particular single malt so I had to buy it even though I am pretty sure I overpaid for it. It definitely has that sweet , creamy rum/sherry character of Edradour and the peat seems to work surprisingly well with it kind of a creamy/smoky whisky, almost mocha like.I wouldn't buy it again for $90 but if I saw it a bit cheaper I probably would it's excellent stuff like anything from Edradour. Cheers! The Sugarbear
4 years ago
Very disappointed in this malt. Was hoping for a more sophisticated product from Edradour. This tastes more like Bell's or Grouse blend.
, Canada
4 years ago

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