Edradour 2005

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Natural Cask Strength
Calculated age
13 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
60.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Ibisco Decanter
Added on
28 Nov 2018 9:21 am by JörgW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.45

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45 × member ratings

134 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Edradour 2005

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.40 points

  1. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    When you do not like haeavy sherried whisky's, do not buy this bottle.

    But I do like it and for me this is a very good whisky with lots to discover in it and a finish so long that brushing the teeth before going to bed is a real pity...

    Not cheap for a 13 year old (120 euro) but I concider this "bang for your buck" anyway. It is one of the best I had so far this year.
    • Nose
      89 89
      First impression was a good nose but after adding a drop of water there was a lot to discover in this dram like dark fruits and syrup waffles.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Wow, what a nice taste with heavy sweet sherry, a mouth full of taste here.
    • Finish
      92 92
      What can I say about the finish? Going to bed yesterday, 2 hours after having 2 drams of this whisky and having no beverages later, I could still taste this whisky. What a long, sweet, nutty finish this is, lovely.

  2. KaBe1983 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Ambitious in terms of price, great taste
    • Nose
      Chocolate, dark fruits (compote, dried plums)
    • Taste
      Raisins, coffee, sherry, heavy sweetness, nutty
    • Finish
      Long, full, nutty, sherry-fruity

  3. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Edradour is a little gem of the Scottish whisky landscape because it is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland. The distillery still produces its whisky the old and traditional way. Since 2002, Edradour has been independently owned again. Since the takeover there have been a number of outstanding bottlings. Edradour's peaty malts go under the name Ballechin.

    I am happy to have received a few more bottles from this bottling, because:

    The Edradour barrel # 139 with extra long maturation is sooooo dark.

    What can you say, it has matured so dark that even Cola turns pale. ;-) Such an intense color is rather rare! Finally a cask again that was “tough”! Here you can still see the "old" sherry barrels. Full-bodied sherry flavors, almost brutal 60.6% vol. Cask strength, a classically elegant decanter - everything that makes the whisky lover's heart beat faster in one bottling: That is the Edradour 2005/2018 Natural Cask Strength! The usual 12 years of maturation of this series has been extended by 1 year. So it was able to mature for a proud 13 years in Sherry Cask # 139. This ensures a very distinctive flavor profile: Spicy, fruity and a chocolatey sweetness - rightly one of the most popular bottlings for many Edradour fans!

    So you can also strike here with confidence!

  4. tommy12 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Deep dark color, great, incredibly intense fragrance, sherry, rum raisin, with high dilution: very light adhesive. Taste: Sherry bomb the way I like it, great. Raisins, alcohol is well integrated, slightly astringent in the finish with water and very slight bitterness. The ideal drinking strength is just under 50%. The best Edradour I've ever had and one of the best whiskys for me recently. That was a very special barrel. Reminds a little of the Glenlivet 2003/2019 Cask 32434, which I also think is wonderful.

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Charged and very sherrylasite. I just like the very present bitter-tart wood note of European oak from nose to finish, but it can be too much for one or the other. In addition, dark fruit, but not overly complex and relatively straightforward from nose to finish.
    Delicious in itself, but I suspect that a lot of sherry (wet barrel) has landed here alongside the whisky in the bottle….
    • Nose
      88 88
      heavy sherry nose; directly a nice present wood note (European oak); with a little time in the glass, a dark fruity sweetness emerges more and more; Cherries; Plums; Raisins; some walnut; Caramel; dark chocolate; Spices
    • Taste
      87 87
      many parallels to the nose; strong and spicy; a tangy, spicy note of wood also present in the mouth; with dark (dry) fruits; Raisins; Plums; cinnamon
    • Finish
      88 88
      woody-spicy and slightly bitter-tart (European oak); Cinnamon; delicate leather note; dark chocolate

  6. 11insomnium scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    The aromatic and musty Edradour notes come through better and better with more time in the glass. Very dominant barrel.
    • Nose
      A lot of boiled down, dark dried fruits and sweet molasses, some dark berries, flowery-fruity vanilla, plum jam, full and spicy oak
    • Taste
      Strong Christmas spices and tart oak, which pushes the sweet notes of brown sugar to the back, overripe, dark dried fruits
    • Finish
      Bitter oak spice with sweet, dark dried fruits

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Full. Blackberries, black cherries, wood varnish. Green pepper, a touch of turpentine. Forest floor, pine needles.
    • Taste
      Cherry jam, blueberries, dark chocolate and some chilli. Cola. Black tea. Slightly furry at the end.

  8. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Rich sweet fruit jam (strawberry, cherry, plums, raspberries), and berry pie
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet dense sherry fruity compote with some woody notes and herbal bitterness
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, dry, herbal, fruit jam notes

  9. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Of course it's delicious; the question is, what do I have in the glass? I have no idea whether there are distillery flavors of Edradour in between - in fact, the sherry determines the entire experience. And with that it loses some complexity.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Musty sofa, cherry, toasted aromas. Then plum sauce, vanilla, Christmas spices including cinnamon.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Really thick on the palate. Sweet, cherry jam, shoe polish, black tea. Strong, still acceptable alcohol
    • Finish
      87 87
      Quite a long finish. The alcohol is becoming increasingly prominent, dark fruits (cherries), roasted aromas, oak.

  10. Saftkenner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The nose is the absolute highlight of this bottling. For me it went so far that I put a sample bottle on my desk so that I could sniff it several times a day. My expectations of the palate were of course correspondingly high ... In the mouth it can also inspire, if it weren't for the strong bitterness, which I don't get along very well ...
    • Nose
      90 90
      Spicy and strong. Pickled plums and cherries, vanilla, cinnamon and a whole Christmas spice rack.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Diluted to 50.5%. Nice and oily and powerful. Slightly sharp. Cherry, plum, dried oranges, cardboard, and a strong bitterness, like bad walnuts.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long. Cherry, orange, vanilla, oak seasoning.


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