Edit: Actually I wanted to give this bottling 89 points, the longer the aftertaste lingers in the mouth, but the result is an extremely greasy base note which forces me to deduct points. Decent 88 points ...
Black as night, stale cola, mahogany, the color in the Premium Snifter suggests an extremely active or wet barrel. While a multitude of oily streaks and syrupy "legs" adhere to the glass wall, furniture polish with dark hazelnuts rises timidly. Sulphurized raisins play with sweet caramel, grated dark chocolate are combined with orange juice and a few drops of cherry juice, hints of spicy wood and dried mint, meadow herbs and a hint of Christmas spices, the alcohol is wonderfully gently integrated.
The Edradour flows thinly over the tongue, tart wood tones and echoes of furniture polish are added, suddenly a load of pepper explodes on the tongue and stimulates the flow of saliva. Dark, dried berries combine with chocolate and salty caramel, mint refreshes the palate powerfully while mandarins and oranges come into their own. Slowly the sharpness fades, herbs and toffee appear creamy, mentholic freshness burns a bit on the palate and stimulates the flow of saliva again.
Raisins and oranges stick creamy on the palate, menthol and mint still refresh the entire mouth, hazelnuts and salted peanuts appear slightly greasy and buttery. With a touch of furniture polish, the aftertaste ends slowly and greasy ...