I thin this is the first EVER Ballechin review on the blog, and this it’s about time. For those who are not familiar, Ballechin is the heavily peated line from the small distillery of Edradour. Now, Edradour distillery is not one of my favorites (an understatement). I have tasted quite a few Edradours, and have never found a really good one. Some were horrible, some were OK, but not my cuppa , as they say.
Peated Edradour or Ballechin, is something else. And for some reason, it really works well when it comes to heavy peat and the Edradour stills, and this wee dram is a good example : distilled in 2005 and aged in a refill sherry Hogshead #160 , bottled at a whopping 61.5% by the gentlemen at Signatory exclusively for The Whisky Barrel.
Ballechin 12 yo 2005 vintage [Signatory] for TWB , 61.5% , £80 (TWB)
Still available for £80 on the TWB online site.