Eddu 2013

Overall rating
86.25/100
votes
6
Whiskybase ID
WB194768
Category
Wheat
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Selected for Belgium
Vintage
01.2013
Bottled
09.2021
Calculated age
08 years old
Casktype
Cognac
Number of bottles
476
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
3426390701032
Bottled for
Belgium
Market
Belgium Belgium
Added on
30 oct 2021 11:40 am by markjedi1
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59.18

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Whisky reviews for Eddu 2013

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.25 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pseudo Grain
    Stephan de Bolle, the spirits director at importer Cinoco visited the Destillerie des Menhirs just south of Quimper in French Brittany last summer, tasted several cask samples and immediately decided to get his hands on a unique one. This French single grain – from buckwheat, mind you – matured for no less than 8 years. Distilled in January 2013, it first spent several years in a former cognac cask, then crossed over to a port cask and then went back to the original cognac cask! Seems unique to me. Bottled on 1st September 2021, the cask yielded 476 bottles. I had the privilege of tasting it at the whisky festival in Ghent and was immediately sold. By the way, did you know that buckwheat is not actually a real grain, but actually a plant that is grown for its seeds from which flour is then made? It's actually a 'pseudo grain', really!
    Well, this one is great! Beautiful dark sweet notes of flambéed banana, baked apples and even a hint of marzipan. But there is also, completely in the background, a salty edge to it. Grapefruit and a hint of red fruit precede the herbs. These manifest themselves as cinnamon, paprika powder and even oregano. Oh, my, this is a complex nose!
    It's oily, almost creamy. Immediately a panoply of flavors. It covers the whole spectrum, bar umami. Sweet on red and dark fruit, salty with something medicinal even, bitter from the tannins of the wood and something like chestnuts. Reminds me of cough syrup with a lot of woodsmoke to give it depth. And spicy too. This makes me happy.
    The finish is wonderfully long, spicy and sweet with a slightly drying effect on the deathbed.
    Oh, my! Pseudo grain or not, this is a unique taste experience.

  2. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The French surprise!
    nose:
    musk, animal, candied fruity, roasted, sap, dried flax stems, coffee, baked vanilla
    some earth, grapes and the juice cooked with it, on a Cognac sensation for the fruit and wood.
    mouth:
    it's soft, a little sailor on the fish fillet !, the crustacean claws which are starting to dry out
    then the spices arrive well peppery, musk again, ripe fruit on the candied pear, on the cooked banana, on the dried plum, the juice which flows and dries on the jute fiber sheet to collect it, c 'is really unique
    glaze, Asian mushrooms, vine which is drying above the fireplace, a little bitterness now and the return candied, roasted
    the finish comes back to dried earth, humus, a little caramel candy that has fallen to the ground
    final:
    more spicy, candied by the slightly overcooked and caramelized fruit, the bottom of the pan a little burnt in fact.
    A barrel kept for too long, the Port gives a roasted, slightly bitter finish, the return to a cognac barrel makes it possible to round off the angles and bring singular scents on macerated fruits, on a singular meaty, earthy return!
    a good experience.

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