Ballechin #1 Burgundy Matured
Added on Friday, Aug 29, 2008 at 05:08 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Highland
  Price: $100 Availability: Specialty Stores
Ballechin is a heavily-peated malt distilled at Edradour.  This first release is 100% matured in Burgundy casks.
Member Ratings and Notes
Yum!!  An antiseptic and smokey nose, with some kind of varnish.  The palate is delicious -- very smokey smoke, mildly sweet, with some cigar/tobacco flavors, and incredibly drinkable for something so peated.  Finish is medium-length and continues the theme.  As compared to its counterpart (#2), the smoke here is more earthy and peaty.  The youth shows through, allowing some fire to seep in, but also a rush of rich smoke/phenol/earth related flavors.  Tasty smoke in a glass, with strong antiseptic qualities.  I really like it. 
N: Wild and gamy, with cured meat, peppers, and sausage.
P: Well that's nice!  Peat is nicely balanced with the red fruitiness.
F: Very long. 
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