Ballechin #4 The Oloroso Casks
Added on Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 10:13 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Highland
  Price: $95 Availability: Wide
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 
N: A mix of rubbery peat - smells between neoprene and innertubes. A slight funky sherry cask influence. Peat leads here and it's got the dry campfire note briefly. Faintly orangey, a little ashy, and a hint of dried fruit. 

P: Moderately think; slightly dry and oaky with a touch of sherry but this runs pretty heavy towards the peat again. Low-level underlying sweetness but a pretty strong smoky/rubbery quality. Faintly ashy. 

F: Peat leads initially with a sooty note, again the rubbery tang. Dried fruits and waxy apples come up briefly after a moment. 
 
It's not bad by any stretch, but the oloroso hasn't added anything special here. It's really all about the peat and just the peat. It's drinkable but not memorable and the peat isn't anything special, flavor-wise. 
 
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