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Edradour 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.24/100
votes
1038
Whiskybase ID
WB11671
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

€ 64.92

83 × in wishlist

1038 × member ratings

2586 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Edradour 12-year-old

111 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.24 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. Moses scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    So this whisky is often underestimated. I was about to forget him too. Had the 15 blind me. Thanks to “Witsche” for the input. Here you get high average for a fair price. Well balanced like the PLV, it then goes into the last round. He persevered ... respect!
    • Nose
      Burnt sugar over all sorts of mixed sherry notes, including a touch of leather & tobacco. He starts very sweetly and stays warm. Water helps. You get delicious fruits that are rare in this price range and age. It only takes a little time here, then this nose is not to be despised.
    • Taste
      There is a very beautiful body in the mouth. With sweet vanilla he makes the hot nose disappear again. Tasty, spicy and sweetly sour, it underlays the earthy wood tanine that dance on the tongue. Ok ... you have to like this texture. Not for everyone. But especially!
    • Finish
      Medium to long and sweet with ripe fruits, it is spicy with an earthy touch of wood. Refilling is the order of the day. And that means something. Really well done for a 12cc.

  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. ldz794140310 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    For me personally, this is a whisky worth having. And its price matches its quality. I'd be more than happy to buy again.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Rich and sweet sherry, chocolate, honey, apple, some spices, and with a hint of leather
    • Taste
      86 86
      Gooey, old wood, milky coffee, vanilla, some sour berries.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Vanilla, medium strength ginger pepper spicy, spiced taste

  6. bankimate scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (blind) Probably a better batch - soap free

    Straight up sherry.
    • Nose
      Fat sherry. Dark fruits with cherry, plum, grapes. Subtle lovage. Dark caramel. A little more subtle over time.
    • Taste
      Sweet, red fruity, the sherry story of the nose is continued on the palate.

  9. 67conrad67 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Odour: new inner tube, talc, nutty, including forest honey, spicy sweetness, wood present but well integrated, light leather, fine light tobacco note,

    Taste: nice spicy wood, dark chocolate, leather again, nutty again, nice sherry sweetness, fine note of bitter almonds in the middle. reverberation

    Colour: reddish copper, medium water's edge, clear

    Conclusion: Really well made dram, which shows (me) once again that the "last ounce" of drinking fun cannot be defined by points - despite my respectable criticism, it took far too long for the bottle in the house bar to be emptied .. .

  10. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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