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Edradour 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.26/100
votes
517
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Caledonia Selection
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5021944081219
Added on
13 Nov 2009 5:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 52,72

58 × in wishlist

517 × member ratings

1209 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Edradour 12-year-old

84 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.26 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Caramel, red wine, sweet, perfumed, herbs, a touch of soap ?, light wood notes
    • Taste
      Soft, oily body; sweet, soft licorice, wood, strawberries, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet, again whole milk chocolate

  2. diamond2000 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Aroma: perfumery, berry jelly, exotic (and not very) dried fruits - dates, dried apricots, figs, raisins, with a little sourness; roasted walnut, lacquered old furniture.

    Taste: red pepper, compote, grape pulp with bone, burnt caramel, nuts, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate, Riga Balsam.

    Finish: medium duration, again nut-tobacco with the end of the grass bitter, quite pleasant.

    Rating: 86

    The result: a very interesting representative of Highland, with a rich taste, aroma and finish, in which the sherry barrel does not pull the blanket over itself, but successfully complements the base.

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Overall, a solid, fruity-spicy and pleasantly sweet malt. Good flavors, albeit nothing outstanding or very complex. Complicated, tasty standard.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sherry; spicy; behind it dark fruit aroma; raisins
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweet; strong spice freight; Dried fruit; delicate oak in the background; very pleasant
    • Finish
      83 83
      sweet and spicy; dark fruits; a bit chocolaty-nutty, pleasant slightly tart oak flavors get through

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful sherry-toned, nutty Highlander. Spicy and tasty.

  5. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      directly red fruits of sherry, strawberries, blackberries, some wood, neat sweetness, some sugar and cinnamon
    • Taste
      very soft on the tongue, the fruits go in the direction of red apple, something citrusy, also here mild pepper and a very slight bitterness
    • Finish
      For a long time it gets dry, the apple still holds something in the mouth

  7. jabguit scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nice Edradour in a good price.
    • Nose
      Sherry, wines, waxy fruits, spicy oak, honey and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Oily. Spicy oak, vanilla, walnut, orange peel and ripe fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet, spicy.

  9. mosesumike scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    So this whisky is often underestimated. A great average for a good price. Well balanced, he goes into the final round. Respect!
    • Nose
      83 83
      Burnt sugar meets sherry notes. Very sweet he starts and yet he stays hot. You can smell delicious fruits that are rare in this price range.
    • Taste
      85 85
      In the mouth is a very beautiful body. With sweet vanilla he lets the hot nose disappear again. Tasty spicy.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long and sweet with ripe fruit it goes spicy with an earthy touch of wood. Refill announced.

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Noses incredibly yeasty, musty, lactic, tending toward astringent sourness. An acquired taste, to be sure. The other component is high-quality, seemingly-older-than-its-stated-age, dark and dirty, sherry-matured spirit. Between the creamy citrus and the leathery oloroso aromas, you can detect the intriguing interplay of combined Bourbon and sherry maturation. Certainly not a shy nose, and big fun for those of us who aren't necessarily looking for a smooth and polished crowd pleaser without any potentially offensive notes.

    On the tongue the Caledonian shifts between sour and sweet, with clearly discernible European-oak prickliness. There's ample vanilla and citrus from the American oak as well as dry, nutty sherry notes. The lactic character from the nose persists into the taste. Funky, dirty, sour, very Edradour (hey, that rhymed!). Again: not for everyone, you have to be in the mood for this hardcore Highlander.

    Definitely a dram whose zany character boasts enough power for it to serve as a digestif that "stands its ground". This is peculiar and strong enough to overcome any aromas and tastes that may still linger after a long meal. An after-ten-pm kind of affair, if you will. Or a midnight malt? Glad I've bought it, but one bottle seems like enough for a lifetime.

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