#8 Sauternes Cask Matured

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 169
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Brand: Edradour
Expression: #8 Sauternes Cask Matured
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 10 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 169
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: A wonderful waxy applewood smoked cheese note straight off, with the fatty sweetness of smoked pork loin. There’s fruit too here, mango skins and blood orange come through.
Palate: The fruit sweetness dominates first, blackcurrant jam and toasted crumpets. Dark chocolate chip cookie dough. Slowly smoke starts to spread.
Finish: Everything continues to dry with the smoke taking hold.
Comment: Wonderful movement here from the sweetness to drying smoke. Reminds me of a leaf-laden bonfire.
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: Smoky and headily fruity with grilled figs, marmalade, strawberry and raspberry jam, with a meaty, smoked ham quality as well.
Palate: The meatiness shines through with marmalade-glazed ham topped with sliced preserved lemons. Baking spices, black pepper and stewed bramble fruits dominate the mid-palate, that soft, drying smoke fusing everything together.
Finish: Dry, meaty and delicately smoky.
Comment: Big, bold and satisfying.
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Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland
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