Edradour Ballechin Sauternes Cask Matured, 46%

Price: $135 Issue: Fall 2016 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The eighth edition of heavily-peated Edradour bottled under the Ballechin label is part of the distillery's Discovery Series and has been aged in Sauternes wine casks. The nose yields sweet, fruity smoke, cocoa, and spice. Sweet and soft on the palate, with more fruity smoke, notably pineapple-influenced, with a hint of smoked fish. The finish is medium to long, with ashy peat and slightly bitter citrus fruits.