What is to be expected from the first outturn of an experiment ?
What is to be expected from a just four-year-old-heavily-peated-whisky matured in first fill burgundy casks ?
Well, I call that expression "maximum perversum".
It's strange, it's odd, it's unusual. It has to be.
After only four years, there must be a certain youthfulness.
Knowing the way, Edradour is made it is only natural that there is a lot of rubber, think of burnt tyres, burnt strawberries, burnt gooseberries, burnt underwood, decaying grapes, all from a compost heap with a dead blackbird and a chunk of curd soap inside, then watered with an overripe burgundy wine. Later on, there is some liquorice, allspice, even a bit of nutmeg and white (or black ?) pepper. The pepper lingers on. So it's not only a kind of some weird, perverted whisky, it's just rock and roll.
And I like it.
I hope for a 2nd edition with a decent age and more maturation. Time will tell. note made from the tasting of a 4cl sample. Thanks Jürgen.