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Edradour 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.28/100
votes
550
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 5:15 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 66,11

57 × in wishlist

550 × member ratings

1323 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Edradour 12-year-old

86 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.28 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. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant for the price. A nice whisky
    • Nose
      Sherry wort, dark berries, fudge. Tobacco, oak, something soapy (typically Edradour). Very pleasant nose.
    • Taste
      Again dark fruit, oak spice. Lots of chocolate and some orange. Again slightly soapy, but I find that quite pleasant.
    • Finish
      Mitellang, oak, chocolate, orange zest.

  3. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, fruity and neat pepper while exhaling, after swallowing. Great whisky!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Jordanite scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    When Ralfy scored this a generous 91 points he did so with the caveat that it was different and not for beginners. This seems to be reflected in the spread of scores here on WB which depict an especially wide bell curve. Without water the nose is overly dense, the sherry influence is already there but it is not particularly impressive. Ralfy added two full teaspoons of water to his dram and indeed a generous addition of water opens this whisky up immensely. The sherry springs to life with a very fine, dried fruit flavour, with no hint of syrup or too many raisins. The palate also reflects a very fine sherry flavour along with some hints of breads and particularly some lapsang souchong in the background. I am no fan of sulfur but this is very slight. I'm not sure I can follow Ralfy in calling this a masterpiece but I do find it to be a rather enjoyable sherried whisky.

  5. Mr. D. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. 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.

  7. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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

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