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.