Edradour Distillery used to be the smallest working distillery in Scotland and still, to this day, looks like some sort of functioning museum. Founded in 1837 in the Perthshire, Highland region of Scotland, it is now owned by Signatory. Although still a very small distillery, they produce many different styles of whisky including peated and unpeated. They still utilize worm tub condensers and are known for a robust and fruity new make spirit.
Ballechin is the heavily peated (~55PPM) distillation that is produced at Edradour Distillery since 2003.
They utilize ex-bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks for maturation and never utilize chill filtration.
The name Ballechin originates from a nearby Perthshire distillery that closed in 1927. Alfred Barnard referenced this distillery as making heavily peated whisky.
Nose: Herbal and grassy with sweetened smoke
Palate: Chocolate oak over spicy, earthy smokiness. Complexity rolls over the tongue.
Finish: Smouldering burnt heather on Highland hills
- Bottle Size750
- StyleSingle Malt Scotch
- Country of OriginScotland
- Cask StrengthNo