Ballechin SFTC 13 year old comes from one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, Edradour distillery which was founded in 1825. SFTC means Straight From The Cask so this whisky is cask strength.
Ballechin whiskies are heavily peated Edradours, so this single malt is a smoky one, with 13 years of maturation in a Port cask. Distilled 15th of April 2004 and bottled 15th of January 2018. Only 396 bottles came out of this batch, from cask number 199.
I’ve tasted the Ruby Port cask matured whisky under Edradour name and it was delightful. Not that it was super good but it had a taste of strawberries, which is quite extraordinary for a whisky palate.
Ballechin has a reputation of offering good quality peated whiskies. This cask strength small batch is no exception. Ballechin SFTC is very good. It has quality and it has a distinctive character.
If you bump into the brand of Ballechin – I recoomend you to have a taste. Especially this SFTC series, but any Ballechin is worth a sip!