Scotland’s smallest distillery releases the fourth distillation of Ballechin, The Discovery Series, a program to age scotch whiskey solely in wine casks, instead of the usual bourbon casks.
Scotland’s Smallest Distillery, Edradour, releases the fourth distillation of Ballechin, The Discovery Series, a program to age scotch whisky solely in wine casks, instead of the usual bourbon casks. “Since acquiring Edradour distillery in 2002, I have pursued an extensive program of experimentation. Several heavily peated distillations have been produced initially on a very limited scale, and these are being matured in a wide range of wood types. The phenol content of the malt used in production is not less than 50 parts per million,” said Edradour Owner Andrew Symington in July 2009.
#4 The Oloroso Sherry Cask has been matured solely in first fill Oloroso Sherry Butts, is 46.0% alcohol by volume, and produced a total of 6,000 bottles, offered in 70 cl and 750ml. Other Ballechin releases include a Burgundy cask matured, a Port cask matured, and a Madeira cask matured.
Edradour is the smallest whisky distillery in Scotland and the last original ‘farm’ distillery in Perthshire, nestled in a glen in the hills above Pitlochry in the Southern Highlands; possibly the smallest legal distillery of any kind in the world. Scotland’s Highland malts enjoy a unique depth of flavor and quality that’s the result of a fine blend of altitude and mountain water. For many connoisseurs, with its exquisitely smooth and creamy texture, with just a hint of smokiness, Edradour is the jewel in the Highland crown.