- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- van Wees (vW)
- Bottling serie
- The Ultimate - Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- 1st Fill Marsala Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 60.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 24 Apr 2020 9:37 pm by Ras Mazunga
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Whisky Reviews for Edradour 2011 vW
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.89 points
- The scent thunders up and down from candy and fruit to maggi and wood and cold meat. I'm less bothered by the CS - the previous one was also one of those, but less doesn't mean it makes me happy. Undiluted: pineapple, a hint of smoke, dry wood and a gullet that winds like a captured snake. Water! Small cc, ABV to 46%. Ah, much better tolerated, much better to taste. Recognizable Edradour; slightly dry, recognizable from a distance as sherry cask matured, currants - what else - and wood. It is not a sherry cask, but marsala. Same difference, they say. I sometimes think they bottle moderate barrels on high ABVs. Then it still seems a lot. This is one of them. 82 points.
EDIT: the aftertaste, after a while, becomes sweeter and more fruity. Thick lemonade syrup from the past, raspberry flavor. More pineapple, cherries, sour. Come on. Really slightly better. A real man acknowledges his mistakes. Top up to 84 points.
- I'm not familiar with Marsala wine but it definitely didn't overtake the original spirit here. Tasty, but a little too aggressive for me.
Unusual cask type, but clearly recognizable as an Edradour. Orange, apricot, blueberry, pineapple, praline, jaffa cake, cookie dough, Nutella, malt, oak, vanilla, hops, toothpaste and something meaty. Very sweet and refill sherry alike. Nice minty touch.
Strong arrival, a little hot even. Apple, apricot, orange peel, blueberry, jaffa cake, pastry, caramel, almond, honey, malt, oak tannin and mint. Lots of jumpy and 'quick' flavours. Not much depth to it. A little too young, clearly.
Long finish, lots of dark chocolate and almond.
- Very nice and strong whisky, with some lighter aroma's in the nose, but darker flavours in the body. Very enjoyable for sure.
Very full nose, fruity, citrus, strong alcohol, candy-like, sweet, honey. A bit spicy as well.
Strong, pickering, fruity, red fruits now. Creamy thick structure, spicy, cinnamon, like fireballs. some tobacco and licorice.
Still strong, fruity, coffee, drying mouthfeel. Candy-like agsin. long finish with tobacco and licorice.
Sour wild cherry, sweetened hazelnut, redcurrant, caramel and vanilla.
Redcurrant, sweetened hazelnut, caramel, nougatine and vanilla.
Raspberry, hazelnut, honey-roasted peanut and vanilla.
- Blind tasting. Did I guess it's an Edradour?
No. It didn't come even close to what I expect from this distillery. And I really didn't expect it would turn out to be a caskstrength.
Not what I like... Meaty like grandmothers Soup was the first thing that came on my mind.
I like a smooth and friendly whisky with a sweet vanilla, honey or fruity taste, but this one tasted like it has less than 40% alcohol and didn't have any edges...
For a cask strength (what I didn't know while tasting) its too soft, too smooth, and a bit disappointing. My opinion...
A bit the same story as the taste...