Another couple of gems from The Bold Joynson
Edradour OB 22yo Pedro Ximenez Finish 48.2%alc.
As you may have gathered I am a tad weary of finishes. However PX is the nitrous oxide of sherries and I couldn't resist buying some and opening one. A well justified decision.
Quite light when compared with Lagavulin PX the nose is very restrained (uh-oh!).
But the quiet nose helps to emphasise the explosive leptic shock-wave which alone makes this an ace! The finish is equally emphatic and hangs around longer than Tony Blair. Rob a bank and buy it.
Ballechin (peated Edradour) OB 46%alc.
Immediately after Edradour changed hands, Mr Symington and Mr. Henderson made heavily peated whisky, now called Ballechin, so I suspect this is pretty young, I know it is pretty expensive.
This is the first release of a series if Ballechins, (Ballechi?) each one matured in a different wine cask, Burgundy to begin with and limited to 6,000 bottles, many more to 'collect'.
At this price I can't afford to open it, nor does it seem like a drinkable proposition, so it's up to you.