The Fairy Flag 15 Years Old

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 127
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Brand: Edradour
Expression: The Fairy Flag 15 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 15 years old
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Deep, soft aromas of Oloroso sherry along with hints of liquorice, tobacco, treacle, burnt brown sugar and a subtle herbal character. With time some dusty spice emerges.
Palate: Soft, juicy and pretty much mirroring the nose. Oloroso, tobacco, liquorice, dried plum, date, walnuts, soft spice and a touch of violets. The spices become increasingly tannic and drying on the middle.
Finish: Long and quite succulent as the treacle arrives to balance the drying spices.
Comment: Pleasant, complex malt with all the character derived from the sherry cask.
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Thick rubber bands, some salted caramel. The rubberiness is quite dominant.
Palate: Dry and biting on the palate, with salted caramel again, some moist oak notes and an underlying spirit note.
Finish: Lacking in complexity and balance.
Comment: This one isn’t quite to my liking.
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Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland
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