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Overall rating
88.49/100
votes
61
Whiskybase ID
WB158083
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
04.02.2011
Bottled
17.04.2020
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
30
Number of bottles
651
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 May 2020 6:26 pm by TheWhiskyDungeon
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80.16

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61 × member ratings

172 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Edradour 2011 vW

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.49 points

  1. Nightgrap scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Nose: very nice dark fruits with a hint of chocolate.

    Taste: dry with a lot of alcohol and very present

    Finish: Very dry with a slight aftertaste of dark fruits.

    Well, if you didn't forget extra sherry in the barrel

  2. SherryDrone scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Brilliant value for money dram.

    Distilled in 2011 and bottled in 2020 with an age of 9 years, this one initially appealed as a dry sherry smeared Edradour. However, friends from NL who tasted recommended this, given the price factor.

    Colour: Mahogany

    Nose: Plums. Dark chocolate. Red cherries. Brown sugar. Fragrant wood. Some toffee notes. Candies ginger. Cinnamon.

    Palate: Thick, luscious, Heavy sherry influence. Plums. Cherries. Hazelnuts. Dates. Oof!! Quite good. A strong pepperiness but not edgy.

    Finish: Sweet sherry notes linger. Not the easiest whisky to gulp. Needs time.

    A wonderful Edradour. Very good value for its price.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Syrup

    The Dutch bottler van Wees released a whole series of single casks of Edradour in 2020, all of them at cask strength. Let’s put these head-to-head. This is a 9 years old from 2011, a single 1st fill sherry butt, at a strength of 57.1%!

    Another dark & sweet nose, but in this case the emphasis is not so much on spices or dark fruit, but more on candied syrup. This can be put on pancakes! It also shows some candy-like traits with a nice hint of chocolate. This is a very sweet Edradour, without the typical sour note. Nice!

    The body is somewhat light, but it’s bull’s eye on the palate: dark and sweet fruit like raisins and plums with some candied syrup and a pinch of black pepper. Eminently quaffable without water, because it never turns either sharp or piquant. Good!

    The long finish is its forte. Dried plums and dates with some cloves. It remains juicy for the longest time, only to turn dry at the very death.

    This is great stuff. Many people think these modern Edradour are somewhat over the top, but I am very fond of this style. Can still be found for some 80 EUR. That’s a very fair price for this gem.

  4. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I tried this together with cask 393. I was very curious but I guess even more skeptic. The first one I tried (cask 393) confirmed my skepticism. But 2 casks are never the same so I’m still open for this one. So..here we go again.
    • Nose
      Alright this nose immediately is WAY better then the alcoholic nose of cask 393. There is a very thick but balanced sherry layer on the nose. Yes there still is a alcoholic layer but the integration of it is so much better and even without water I get flavors out of it. This one is more about dates, figs, raisins, and dried plumbs then it is about the ‘traditional’ red fruits. I do detect a little soapy, earthy Edradour, which for me is an indication that the cask at least didn’t completely flushed away the spirits character. That’s a good thing. With water a pleasant charred oak flavor releases as well.
    • Taste
      Strong and quite a tasty explosion without water but a little to dominated by the alcohol. Still it surprised me in terms of drinkability without water. It doesn’t get to sharp and rough. The taste really profits from the water. About 5ml on a 30ml dram. It gets more accessible and soft. Surprisingly a lot of spices come with that as well. After a while a wee sour note appears.
    • Finish
      A long and powerful finish gives a rather nice and tasty experience. A lot of raisins and dried plumbs, also a soaked in sherry kind of oak. At the very end pleasant mild spices join in and a certain subtle nuttiness in an almond kind of way. Water doesn’t influence the finish a lot.

      Without a doubt I prefer this cask 30 definitely over cask 393. But it still can’t move me to go buy a full bottle. This, for me, is category; nice to have tried a dram and I would enjoy it when offered during a visit at friends or so. But although I like this better, for me it still is to little about whisky and to much about cask and sherry.

  7. qzek scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    sweet cake, raisins, chocolate, vanilla, long, spicy

  8. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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