Edradour 24 yo 1976/2000 (51.2%, Signatory Vintage, cask #142, 320 bottles)
I have to say these ones bear a very shady reputation… Colour: pale
gold. Nose: eh? Rotting artichoke? Burnt carbon paper? Anti-rust paint?
Quick, with water: soap, fish liver oil, a pile of brown coal, new
sneakers (Nike’s very ugliest, I’d say), and then, quite appropriately,
gym socks. Hard. Mouth (neat): the other day I had thought an old indie
Glenfiddich was the soapiest whisky I had ever tasted. Well, this one’s
pretty good at that as well. Extreme lemon-flavoured soap. With water:
frankly horrible. Very soapy, with a rotten side. Those artichokes
again? Finish: quite long, with ‘better’ notes of almond oil, but the
aftertaste remains very soapy. Comments: I guess the usually excellent
Signatory Vintage just wanted to have whiskies from just any Scottish
distillery. Including Edradour. SGP:272 - 15 points.
I do agree!