Edradour 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Caledonia Selection
Stated Age
12 years old
Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2009 5:15 pm

Average value

€ 63.54

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880 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Edradour 12-year-old

101 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.08 points

  1. Captain Teague scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The 83 points here do this whisky wrong imo. But with 700 Votes there may be lots of cognac or rum fans voting too.

    N: lovely oranges, apples, honey, chocolate ( medium dark), some spices and roasted nuts it's all embedded in the typical Edradour notes: to me Old house, leather , tobacco, somehow earthy but not as intense as in other Edradour bottles) very balanced.

    M/ D: starts sweet honey then apples and vanilla, coffe, notes, milk chocolate..slight sour (sour berries) and saltiness... nice mouthfeel great consistency alcohol perfectly Integrated.

    F: Vanilla, old wood, spices ,ginger/pepper medium bitter and dry ( oak) - some berries coming back :) finish medium to long.

    For a standard 12 that is constantly available I don't know any better if you like sherry layered whisky. It has some edges of course that not everyone seems to like - I do it's subjective and maybe it's good that it's not so mainstream ;)...for people who haven't tried this it's profile is best described as something between a mild Speyside malt and a Springbank malt - if you don't like this stay away from Springbank ( please stay away from Springbank). And BTW it takes water very well ( not too much) and time will also reward you.

  2. 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

  3. Jordanite scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. Gweddry scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      plum jam, rosehips, cognac, port wine, wood varnish, old oak, cakes, rosehips, sugared apple, faded, yeast, anise, red orange, old leather, ginger, dark chocolate, salted caramel
    • Taste
      sweet, port and sherry, forest honey, raisins, plum jam, slightly bitter, faded, vanilla, milk chocolate, candied strawberries
    • Finish
      long, sugared apples, pomegranate, sherry, old raisins passing into sultanas, plum jam, astringent, tea, brown sugar

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Slightly musty, old books, but that evaporates quickly, fresh apples, strawberries, some earth, blackberries, wild berry jam, grasses, dried fruits, nuts
    • Taste
      Blackberries, some earth, lemon, grapefruit, cherry chewing gum, nuts, some coffee, some wood

  7. lucero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Quercus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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