Edradour Straight from the Cask

Port Wood Finish 13 Years Old

ABV 56.3%
REVIEWED Issue 124
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Brand: Edradour
Expression: Port Wood Finish 13 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 13 years old
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 56.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Soft but chunky Oloroso with hints of black olives, cold tea, prunes, figs and cinder toffee. With time distinct aromas of spiced pipe tobacco and roasted Java coffee.
Palate: Dry and tannic but dark treacle balances. Hints of Java coffee, prune juice, raisin, herbal dried fruit, tobacco and burnt wood follow. The alcohol gives the palate piquancy.
Finish: Good length with lingering cold tea and burnt coffee grains. The combination of alcohol and tannins make it feel a tad austere.
Comment: So, no distillery character but a unique sherried dram.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Restrained. Slightly spirity. Biscuity. Dusty cardboard. Orange juice.
Palate: Sweet at first then astringent. Grippy oak. Tangy. Numbing and citrussy.
Finish: Dry. The alcohol bite does not give up.
Comment: The alcohol is quite overwhelming. Works best with water. But even so, it lacks a little in structure and richness.
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Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland
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