The Edradour mahogany-colored shimmers cloudy and rust-brown in the Premium Snifter. Extremely long and oily "legs" stick to the glass wall, and a sticky streak decorates the upper area of my nose glass. At the first nosing there is minimally a hint of sulfur, dark fermented grapes and berries mix with burnt sugar and a musty vaulted cellar. Sweetness rises, rubbing off of dried orange peel follows, menthol freshness ripples through the nose while sulphurated raisins exude their tart bouquet. Juniper and lovage follow the dark sherry aromas, the nose looks a little "meaty", more and more spices and herbs appear. Tart wood tones and cold espresso appear minimally, gradually the salivation starts ...
Spices and tart wood tones mix with pine needles and resin at the first sip, a load of white pepper spreads suddenly over his tongue and heats the palate. My flow of saliva is almost unchecked, zests of old oranges fall into espresso, dark chocolate with chilli melts in my mouth. Tart, almost bitter wooden elements swim under the tongue, menthol and eucalyptus refresh the inside of the cheeks. The next sip flows creamy over the tongue, chubby warmth lines the palate again, the initially subtle heat sparks more and more, pepper and chilli massage the tongue, spices and herbs exude their dark aroma, a chewed juniper berry spreads on the palate, minimally burnt wood tones appear, at the same time hints of fly ash are distributed in the mouth.
Dark wood tones rest oily and greasy in connection with an extreme spice note on the palate. There is a slightly smoky mouthfeel, tart wood notes mix with pine needles and resin. This dominant spice note, from which juniper and lovage are released, still sticks to the palate and tongue. Slightly rotten wood elements follow, the mouthfeel becomes increasingly greasy and creamy, sulphurised raisins end in caramelized sugar and a hint of dark chocolate. The intense aromas only slowly fade away after what feels like an eternity.