EDRADOUR AGED 10 YEARS HIGHLANDS, SCOTLAND
87/100 Whisky Advocate
Edradour is one of Scotland's smallest distilleries and at the heart of the range, this 10-year-old Eastern Highlander is a rather unique single malt, a decidedly rum-like dram with a thick mouthfeel. This single malt’s decade of ageing was spent in a combination of Oloroso sherry and bourbon casks.
Master of Malt "This is one sherry monster and we love it."
Jim Murray - Whisky Magazine “Massive whisky from a pint-sized distillery and massively impressive.”
Gavin Smith - Whisky Advocate "Edradour, in Perthshire, is owned by independent bottler Signatory, who has released a wide variety of expressions during the past few years. However, the standard 12-year-old remains a classic of its kind. Cider apples, malt, almonds, vanilla, and honey on the nose, along with a hint of smoke and sherry. The palate is creamy and malty, with a persistent nuttiness and quite pronounced sherry, plus a touch of leather. Spices and sherry dominate the medium to long finish."
Wine Spectator "Spicy. Scotland's smallest stills make big, warm whiskies like this one, which offers overwhelming warmth. The peaty, nutty nose shows notes of caramel before opening up to licorice and blackberry on the palate, then finishing with bread dough and sharp cheese. Natural color"
Nose - Medium, great complexity. Thoroughly fruity, sherry, sweetness, alluring vanilla.
Palate - Cloying, seductive murkiness. Rum, barley, toasted almonds. Some may find themselves lost in the mêlée, not quite enough method to the madness.
Finish - Any confusion is arrested: spiced fruitcake with crème anglaise.
Edradour is perhaps best known as one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries, producing a mere 90,000 litres per annum with a workforce of just three. Established in 1825 in the hills of Pitlochry, Edradour (pronounced ‘EDD-ra-DOWer’) maintains its heritage as an almost artisanal distillery. The heart of the range, a ten-year-old, exhibits an unconventional charm, uncharacteristic of a highland single malt.