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Edradour 2008

Overall rating
87.67/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Helgoland Edition
Vintage
21.03.2008
Bottled
06.08.2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Casknumber
61
Number of bottles
510
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Helgoland Travel Retail
Added on
29 Jan 2019 9:25 pm by Rhönräuber
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68.95

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41 × member ratings

80 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Edradour 2008

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.67 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] Another high scored dram without any written note why this is good - please, dear other members, state at least a few words when doing a rating. This is appreciated, for sure!

    All Edradour drams I tasted so far were sub-standard with the best scored 83 points in my books. So I am brave and bought a bottle for 68 Euro today - to give Edradour another try...

    ...and it is better, at least. Still it is not really good but an average modern style sherried whisky with a major herbal spike. If you like such a profile this is probably fine - for my taste buds it is a litte too bitter-drying, to be honest. But the best Edradour I had so far...
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour is old oak and the nose offers a modern herbal-driven sherry profile with some cheesy aromas that are a typical Edradour characteristic. Luckily, this time the cheese is rather tasty and not of the "sweaty socks" type. Later spices and bitter wooden notes join together with strong grassy and waxy aromas while the cheese somewhat vanishes. By the way, no sulphur besides a minor meatiness.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is layered on herbal and cheesy flavours first with dark chocolate and hot spices (peppers, chili, ginger) added quickly. Later toffee and dried fruits join in as well as nutty flavours. Towards the finish all mingles together to a tasty spiced dark chocolate with 90 per cent cocoa (so it is rather bitter) that I like, actually.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The dram arrives hot and somewhat coating on the palate with a minor drying-astringent feeling (tannins at work). The finish is long and turns (even) more spicier and chocolatey which is tasty in that combo. There is this astringent feeling again towards the end (the tannins strike back). Water smoothes both the nose and taste but I like the neat dram better.

  2. vmp did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Review published on whiskyfun in September,2019.
    http://www.whiskyfun.com/archiveseptember19-2-Benromach-Chichibu.html#280919
    Gets a score of 85

    I see the effect on whiskybase. Slips from an overall score of 88+. Waiting to see it hit 85 eventually!!

  3. DramJammin scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. craide scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite pleasant sherry malt whose aromas fade and blur into each other very quickly. Nose is great and harmonious. Everything fits together quite well. Drinking strength is pleasant. No water needed. It falls off on the palate.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dark fruity after oranges, figs
      me dark sweetish gravy.
      There is also chocolate and a slight waxiness. Cloves, lavender, some cinnamon and marzipan come up again and again. Flavors of ham / bacon are included.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Spicy, powerful start. A little chili hot. Slightly tingly in the mouth. Red grapes, oranges and dried fruit. Dark chocolate with hints of nuts.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long finish, dry and slightly sweet and spicy. Oak wort remains.

  5. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    All in all one of those typical young sherry-heavy whiskys. Quite delicious, but somehow interchangeable and a little boring because of the manageable complexity. These young sherry whiskys today mostly don't completely convince me. This one was the best Edradour I've had in my glass so far.
    • Nose
      87 87
      distinct intense sherry note; dark fruits; nice orange note; plums; spices; bitter-tart oak note present; a little water opens the beautiful fruity notes better
    • Taste
      86 86
      powerful and spicy; clear sherry note; spices; Herbal notes; Dried fruit; very dark chocolate; getting dry out the back; sparkling oak
    • Finish
      85 85
      long; dry; slightly spicy and increasingly very spicy; dark chocolate; bitter-bitter oak (lots of tannins)

  6. ARDBERG scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    2cl sample
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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