Ballechin No. 1 Burgundy Cask Matured 70cl 46% vol. It belongs to the series 'The Discovery Series' produced by Edradour in the Scottish Highlands. Ballechin is the name given to the malt whiskeys in the distillery in which peat has been used during the malting process. First version of the series, it has been bottled in two thousand and six in a limited series of six thousand bottles.
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Ballechin # 1 Burgundy Cask Matured 70cl 46% vol. It belongs to the series 'The Discovery Series' produced by Edradour in the Scottish Highlands. Ballechin is the name given to the malt whiskeys in the distillery in which peat has been used during the malting process until a level of 50 PPM is achieved. First version of the series, it has been bottled in two thousand and six in a limited series of six thousand bottles. To compensate for those smoky and disturbed notes, whiskey ages in bourbon barrels and goes through a short period, before being bottled, in Burgundy barrels.
From the Gaelic 'Eadar Dhà Dhobhar' which translated into Castilian means 'Between two rivers', Edradour is located in the Scottish Highlands region, in Pitlochry, Perthshire. Founded as Glenforres in 1825, the history of the distillery goes through several periods of absolute silence. In 1835 he changed the name to Edradour, only to change again to Glenforres-Glenlivet in 1920 under the command of William Whiteley, period in which the distillery was destined to produce malt for the blended King's Ransom, finally, the distillery would end up in the hands of the Pernord Ricard conglomerate that would sell it to Andrew Symington, owner of the independent Signatory Vintage bottling plant, in 2002. Since then the distillery has undergone gradual growth, presenting high-quality whiskeys.
Edradour is a distillery of an artisan nature, the process for making whiskey has changed little for them in the last one hundred and fifty years. In addition to its artisan process, Edradour is the smallest distillery in Scotland and one of the most endearing, with only three workers in the distillery, including the General Manager.
Style: Single Malt.
Aging: During the malting process, highland peat has been used, less phenolic than that from Islay, to dry the malt at a level of 50 PPM. The whiskey ages in ex-bourbon barrels and is finished in French Burgundy red wine barrels.
Nose: Smoked notes of peat, hay, berries, fruit and nuts stand out on the nose.
Mouth: Complex and forceful, after a thick layer of peat and a smokescreen we find notes of undergrowth, soft and juicy fruits, wood, coffee and spices.
Finish: The end is long and dry, with woody notes and dried tobacco leaf.
A complex whiskey, the first version of the successful collection 'The Discovery Series' of the Edradour distillery, in a series limited to six thousand bottles, which allows us to experiment with the distillery and its smoked whiskey, the different characteristics that will bring to whiskey the different styles of barrel.