Ballechin #3 The Port Casks
Added on Friday, Oct 24, 2008 at 02:28 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 6 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Highland
  Price: $105 Availability: Specialty Stores
Ballechin is a heavily peated malt (51 ppm) distilled at Edradour.
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Hugely peaty, it stinks from cross the room.   Not getting any port on the nose, which to me is a good thing.
P: Thankfully the peat is more subdued on the palate, well balanced for being so young. 
F: More of the same.
Got some potential here, looking forward to tasting the progress. 
Nose is an attack of smokey peat.  Palate is massively peaty/smokey, with the smoke tending towards the campfire variety.  Tasty and butt-kicking, though quite one-dimensional.  There's enough sweetness to balance this out (relatively) for an enjoyable but challenging experience.  
Bathwater and spearment.  Strong peat nose, weakly peaty taste.  The port is hard to find. 
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