BALLECHIN 12 ans 2007 Whisky Live Singapore 2019 S.V 60,2%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 56769
Sélectionné exclusivement pour Whisky Live Singapore 2019, ce Ballechin 2007 a été affiné pendant deux ans en ex-fût de Karuizawa 1965, année d'indépendance de Singapour. Embouteillé à son degré naturel, sans filtration ni coloration, il est étonnant d'intensité. La tourbe des Highlands se marient à merveilles avec les épices, le cuir et les notes de bois précieux. Quelques fruits et citrons confits adoucissent l'ensemble. Superbe !Une édition limitée à 444 bouteilles, issue du fût #901.
Puissant, complexe. Tourbe huileuse, poivre Sichuan, bois précieux, réglisse, citrons confits.
- Nose : Puissant, complexe.
- Palate : Puissant, fumé. Tourbe, épices, poivre sichuan, camphre.
- Overall : Enveloppante, attaque vive. Intensément fumée, citrons confits, compote, réglisse.
- The brand
When the distillery was bought in 2002, Andrew Symington called on the services of Iain Henderson, the former director of Laphroaig, for the creation of a second, very peaty malt. Given the name of Ballechin, this second single malt is created using malted barley at 50 ppm phenols, a rate comparable to those of the smokiest malts produced on Islay. Available since 2006, it is sold as a yearly vintage in limited runs of 6,000 bottles. Even more revolutionary than its older sibling, Ballechin is aged entirely in casks that have previously held wine from Burgundy and Madeira.
Since 2005, with the opening of the Kilchoman micro-distillery on the isle of Islay, Edradour is probably no longer the smallest distillery in Scotland. Tucked away on the edge of a small valley, among the hills over the town of Pitlochry, this distillery resembles a charming little village with its red shutters, landscaped garden and gently splashing stream. Purchased in 2002 by Andrew Symington, the founder of Signatory Vintage, Edradour has become more than just a tourist attraction. This distillery-farm concentrates all the operations involved in the production of whisky in a single room, from the mill to the still, which is the smallest size authorized by the British Customs and Excise department. Very traditional, Eradour receives 100,000 visitors a year, who are literally transported to the 19th century in this remarkable time capsule.
Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.
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