Ballechin #2 Madeira Matured
Added on Friday, Aug 29, 2008 at 05:09 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 release is 100% matured in first-fill Madeira puncheons.
Member Ratings and Notes
The nose on this one is very different from its counterpart (#1).  It's smokey for sure, but overtly fruity as well.  The palate is sweeter and fruitier, and the smoke is present in charcoal-esque flavors.  This lacks the peat explosion of the Burgundy version, yet is probably just as interesting.  The youth is apparent in the fire that dances in the palate and finish, but that same youth also packs lots of varying fun flavors.  Both this and its inaugural sister bottling make me really excited for what's to come. 
N: Peaty, with some nectary notes.
P: The peat is hardly detectable, the Madeira really tamed it.
F: Long and smoky. 
Weak palate, initially oily.  Peaty sweet finish 
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