Super Christmas gift for the whisky lover. Edradour Ballechin 3 Port Cask Matured is one of the smaller distillerys in Scotland and Ballachin is the brand name. This whisky is matured over a period oftime in first fill Port casks
Smoke, ginger, peat, iodine at first. Then I had some flavours like a cow stable and wet hay. But when leaving it a bit and warming it became more oily and sweet. It has a sweet nose, filled with fruits like red and black berries and some fresh strawberries in the back. Some vanilla in the mix and some plums and you have a beautiful rich nose. You would not say immediately that is a port matured whisky.
Smoky, vanilla, raisin, black current, sweet, fruity, red berry, black berry, strawberry, liqeurish, herbal. A nice balanced sweet but smoky dram. Again not thinking directly of port, when I would taste this one blind. It is like a rich bread filled with nuts and dried stone fruits.
The finish gave me again plums, herbal, liqeurish, and a lingering smoke in the back. It has a medium length finish.