Review: Edradour “Ballechin (#4), 46%, $100January 27th, 2010
Edradour “Ballechin (#4)”, 46%, $100
I first wrote about this whisky here last fall. It’s the fourth release of peated Edradour single malt Scotch whisky. This time, it’s aged in Oloroso sherry casks. (6,000 bottles released, but only 900 to the U.S.). There’s a lot going on in this whisky. Yeah, it’s still a little on the young side, but what it lacks in maturity is compensated by a dynamic youthful complexity. A distinctive whisky, with coal tar, damp kiln smoke, caramelized fruit, smoked almond, walnut, licorice stick and maple-cured bacon. Youthful, sweet, smoky, lingering finish. I’m looking forward to future releases.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 84