05.02.2019

New scotch for tasting in Warsaw

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Ballechin Cask Strength 11 years old (D.2005, B.2017) The Ultimate / 56,2%/The Ultimate Whisky Company was founded by Han and Maurice van Wees in Amersfoort, Holland in 1994. The Van Weeses bottle their whisky unchill-filtered and of natural color either at cask strength or at 46% abv and each bottle is numbered with cask details stated on the label. Since 1994 over 750 expressions have been released under ‘The Ultimate’ label. Ballechin 11 years old, a heavily peated whisky from Edradour Distillery, was part of The Ultimate 2017 release. The whisky distilled on August 25, 2005 was aged in ex-bourbon barrel no. 177 and bottled at natural strength of 56.2% abv on January 25, 2017. The barrel yielded 221 bottles.
 
Nose: nicely balanced, peat smoke, green apples, lemon peel, vanilla, toffee, buttered toast, milk chocolate, hints of hay and fresh herbs.
 
Palate: smooth (despite high abv), peat smoke, vanilla cream, butterscotch, peaches, apples, touches of licorice, hay and toasted oak.
 
Finish: medium long, with notes of peat smoke, vanilla, orchard fruit and delicate herbal notes.
 
Buy bottle at Dom Whisky Online or in whisky shop in Reda, Wejherowska 67.