a great whisky with a very balanced character. The Sauternes is not as present as the Edrdaour, as the peat pushes its flavor cargo over it, but the sweet wine notes still play their part. In direct comparison, I find the Ballechin a touch balanced, because the peat fits so well with the umami and the spice is not so dominated. Nice.
Beautiful, warm peat notes and herbs pave the way to the nostrils. The whole thing is so compact that the fruit, the sweetness, the oak, vanilla, maturity in the background almost do not get apart. I like the nose very much. With water, the nose is a bit shy, but it smells of bacon, honey glazed. Delicious. The umami connects with the peat smoke to something very delicious ... I get hungry.
pretty massive, even if not quite as harsh as the Edradour. Lots of pepper, peat, herbaceous smoke, subtle sweetness, some fruit. With water tart, clearly herbaceous and oaky, but one notices with all the peat and the pepper still a subtle sweet wine note. I really like him a little better.
peaty, saccharier becoming, in the finish show the sweet wine notes, especially on the palate, he is very sweet and almost a little sticky. Especially with water a little more peppery and in the end, the sweet wine appears more clearly in appearance.