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Overall rating
85.89/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB156810
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
11.03.2011
Bottled
09.01.2020
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Marsala Hogshead
Casknumber
81
Number of bottles
385
Strength
60.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Apr 2020 9:37 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 88.99

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66 × member ratings

112 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Edradour 2011 vW

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.89 points

  1. ipchrist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Gous scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. keizerjos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. Lakerfield scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long finish, lots of dark chocolate and almond.

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice and strong whisky, with some lighter aroma's in the nose, but darker flavours in the body. Very enjoyable for sure.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very full nose, fruity, citrus, strong alcohol, candy-like, sweet, honey. A bit spicy as well.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong, pickering, fruity, red fruits now. Creamy thick structure, spicy, cinnamon, like fireballs. some tobacco and licorice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still strong, fruity, coffee, drying mouthfeel. Candy-like agsin. long finish with tobacco and licorice.

  7. Dominique69 scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Sour wild cherry, sweetened hazelnut, redcurrant, caramel and vanilla.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Redcurrant, sweetened hazelnut, caramel, nougatine and vanilla.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Raspberry, hazelnut, honey-roasted peanut and vanilla.

  9. Wolf68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  10. KeesD scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Not what I like... Meaty like grandmothers Soup was the first thing that came on my mind.
    • Taste
      74 74
      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...
    • Finish
      76 76
      A bit the same story as the taste...

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