Ballechin is the heavily peated distillation we have been making at Edradour Distillery since 2003.
Distilled using barley which has been infused with peat to a level not less than 50ppm.
This bottling is predominantly from ex Bourbon casks with a generous top dressing of ex Oloroso Sherry casks, to create added depth and greater complexity. It has been bottled at 46%, without chillfiltration, to retain the true cask character.
The name Ballechin originates from a fellow Perthshire farm distillery, which sadly closed its doors in 1927. There, Alfred Barnard, who catalogued all the distilleries in the UK in the 1880’s, made reference to having experienced a peated whisky.
The name given to the heavily peated range from one of Scotland’s (not as to popular belief the smallest!) smallest distilleries and named in reference to the long closed distillery of the same name that used to be close to Edradour. Owned by the Signatory group of Independent bottling fame and a range of cask finishes, ages and strength have been used for the Ballechin range including Madeira, port and Sauternes and very different to the Edradour range.