Edradour Ballechin 10 Year Review

This is a 10 year expression from the Ballechin (heavily peated) line from Edradour. It is a combination of ex-sherry and ex-bourbon cask maturations that’s bottled at 46% ABV.

Nose: Rubbery peat with strong new tennis ball artificial note – slight sherry comes through behind a salty malt.

Palate: New tennis ball note here again – very distracting as it has heavy chemical overtures. Strong peat with a watered down citrus note.

Finish: Peat lingers on with strong rubber notes.

Rating: 73/100 – I’ve had a few malts that have that new tennis ball note and each time I’ve found it highly distracting and oddly dominant.

Value for the money: This retails around $50 and it’s a pass for me.

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