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Edradour 2008

Overall rating
88.31/100
votes
20
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

€ 67,95

18 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Edradour 2008

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.31 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. ARDBERG scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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