Edradour 10-year-old

Overall rating
79.48/100
votes
930
Whiskybase ID
WB340
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillery Edition
Bottled
17.02.2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L20/114
Barcode
5010739261981
Added on
21 aug 2007 8:51 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 46.29

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Whisky reviews for Edradour 10-year-old

113 users have left 128 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.48 points.

  1. ZLako scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Great sherried expression with a short finish and a huge price tag.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. aquataste scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, wine, dried fruit, ripe apples, a little honey, notes of sherry, a pinch of spices, dark chocolate, drugs a puff of smoke
    • Taste
      Sweet with a hint of cinnamon, nutty, dried fruit, notes of sherry, lots of spices, a little honey, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet, a pinch of cinnamon, spicy, notes of sherry, dark chocolate

  3. rafgpereira did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    2022/06/29
    • Nose
      Sulphuric, some rubber, dry, sherry, chocolate
    • Taste
      Dry, sweet, sherry
    • Finish
      Medium persistence, peppery and sweet

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    - a long time ago but wasn't so enthusiastic
    - good standard but also "only" the entrance to the distillery
    to get to know (all previous bottlings were
    better)
    - a strong, strong character
    - little sherry, rather more oak and spicy aromas in the
    taste

  5. alpacaman scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    The perfect introduction to getting to know the dirtier side of full sherry maturation. Brings a lot of (in a positive sense) moldy wood, lovage, cocoa, Brazil nuts. Amazingly oily at 40% and sweet enough not to be dry.

    If the one with 43% or even better 46% existed, it would have a permanent place on my shelf.

  6. Nyssis scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      Yeasty and nutty, with notes of honey, marzipan, maraschino cherries, Curaçao and dried apricots.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly oily considering the low ABV and chill-filtering. Again, yeasty and nutty. Notes of honey, chocolate covered marzipan, maraschino cherries, Curaçao and dried fruits and even a hint of pistacchio cream.

      It can handle a few drops of water despite the 40%, but it doesn't open the whisky up much more. But try yourself.
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly long and drying, and on the nutty side of things.

      All in all, this is a good, well-aged distillate that manages to shine through in spite of the poor presentation. It also offers an interesting take on sherry-forward whisky.

      However, the presentation makes this a strange mix of interestingly funky and somewhat anemic. Easy to like (well, maybe not for a newcomer, but for those who like the funky stuff) but falls short of greatness.

  7. Eigerle scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    We won't become big friends, although this whisky is certainly well-crafted. But still a bit out of round for me. I think it's the casks and not the little stills. You can't deal with bitterness the same way every day. A comparison with the newer bottlings would be interesting.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  8. juliendv scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    lekkere basis whisky met goede smaak. mindere afdronk.
    • Nose
      82 82
      leer en kruiden
    • Taste
      84 84
      hazelnoot en honing, met kruiden
    • Finish
      77 77
      zoute zachte afdronk. een beetje saai

  9. Don Cassi scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    The nose welcomes me lush, heavy and settled with dark, dried fruits, dates, light hints of leather and tobacco and a slightly dusty association of a freshly sharpened pencil.

    Due to the low alcohol strength, it appears a bit thin and watery in the mouth, as well as spicy and sweet-sour.

    In the finish, the acid is relatively present in the foreground and is underlined by dried fruit and dark chocolate.
    Length: 4/10

    Overall, a solid, sherry-heavy dram that promises more on the nose than the palate can hold. Unfortunately, he stumbles over both his young age and the low alcohol content and therefore does not exhaust his potential.

    Grade: 2

  10. jyhur scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    Nose
    fruity and light on the body
    Taste
    little bits of honey
    Finish
    A little sweet and short

  11. hzs275 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  12. bankimate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  13. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Tried again in 2022 in the Fortingall Hotel. Much, much better than the last one I tried. A very drinkable, sherried dram.

  14. DistiLesha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It is a pity that it is watery and could be much richer with a slightly higher strength of 46%. Very pleasant, drinkable whisky for the sweet tooth and lovers of good sherry whisky!
    I don't understand why the average rating is so low. Excellent drinking whisky - a real Scottish gem!
    N:22 T:21 F:22 B:20
    • Nose
      Dusty leather armchair, fruity, prune, sweet and dense, chocolate, apricot, raisin, very appetizing, tannic, classic sherry sulphur.
      A few drops of water reveal the perfume.
    • Taste
      Chocolate, dried apricots, almost cloying, sugar candy, a lot of raisins and black oily prunes, refined sunflower oil, quite watery, light pleasant bitterness.
      A few drops of water are a nice touch, revealing grapey and sweet soft dried fruits.
      The distillery's signature subtle yeasty profile is well recognizable.
    • Finish
      Wood tannins, black oily prunes, bright sherry dryness, astringency in the mouth, confident pleasant tannin bitterness of oak extractives.
      Long lasting, bright and pleasant!

  15. Whiskygimple scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    great standard. Should always be on hand for easy, yet enjoyable drinking. Even some beginners liked it.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  16. TF7X scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    This whisky is very nice, a lot of music for little money. I can smell fresh fruit, apricots and citrus
    • Nose
      I can smell fresh fruit and then the taste of alcohol
    • Taste
      Citrus, apricots
    • Finish
      Vanilla, light caramel and this taste pleasantly goes away

  17. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    S 5
    Overall unexciting. Would drink if it was the only option. The nose shows a classic example of what if sherried cask goes wrong. Rather than a whisky to taste, I would say it's a dessert drink.

    N 22
    Excessive sherry brings aroma like sticky oil clotted on the stove. Some espresso beans. The nose is thick but still feeling the spirit poking here and there. Barley sugar and oak wood were masked by the sherry influences.

    P 25
    Very sherry (nutty, dried fruit, raisins). It's quite malty and developing some warm winter spices over time. Some wine tannin underpinned the entire time alongside some honey in distance.

    F 22
    Short-Mid, dry finish. Some oak spices and boiled fruit notes lingering.

  18. claymore84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 03-04-2021.

  19. robbert88 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    I remember when I opened the bottle I found it quite intense in the pepper and cloves.
    Now a year later I find it quite flat and watery in the palette and aftertaste.

    Clearly a whisky that should not be left open too long.
    • Nose
      80 80
      honey, toffee, dried fruit, little bit of leather, orange, floral perfume, figs, cloves, cinnamon,
    • Taste
      76 76
      almond, orange, cloves, butter,
    • Finish
      75 75
      black pepper, short, tannins of wood, slightly watery.

  20. MrDvorak scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The aroma has a screaming sherry domination of nut butter, prunes, fatty raisins and chocolate. The taste almost completely echoes the aroma by adding confectionery spices. Medium-length finish, chocolate-dried fruit.

    This is how this cheap sherry whisky tastes like, as if sherry was naturally splashed into the whisky, and not of the highest quality, you can drink it.

    RATING: 81pts - | 80 - 82 (B-) → Okay | - No major flaws, worth tasting.

  21. Saftkenner scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    In terms of price, but still to wean off. This bottle is unlikely to make anyone a whisky lover. On the surface, these three words strike: sour, bitter, out-of-round.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Quite unbalanced sherry nose, very tart and slightly spicy. Cranberries, red wine, anise, cloves, blood orange, fermented pomegranate, damp leaves lying on the ground in autumn.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Watery and still spicy alcohol. Sour and bitter. The taste is otherwise an aromatic reflection of the nose.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium-length finish with clear tannins, some ash and grapefruit.

  22. Whiskybased scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Completely confused by the acetone tones

  23. peej84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  24. Cubey666 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at WTF 2018
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      74 74

  25. tester1277 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Very inconspicuous malt, something for beginners, as nothing really stands out.
    • Nose
      Sweet pleasant fruit, something
    • Taste
      creamy, soft, sweet
    • Finish
      long, dry, slightly bitter flavor

  26. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Edradour 10yo, 40%. Aroma has bubblegum, Jasmine, floral yet fruity, woody bubblegum. Lavender. All sorts of esters really. Some sherry notes too. A full range suggesting fruits and flowers. Taste is soft up front. Medium weight and a balance of casks with a slight sherry dominance. Breathy and spicy over time. Nice cask quality. Not a huge amount if complexity but pleasant enough all the way through. Light background old bitter woodiness like one or two old third-use casks sneaked in among the good casks. Light impressions of gin randomly appear. Largely decent. Sort of a weird profile but on the whole I think 3.5/84 is a fair score.

  27. Tordeaux scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  28. steff scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  29. FrederikS scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    A solid standard bottling I always buy again. The latest bottlings are a bit darker then a few years back.

  30. Burch scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Notes from 4/6/14:
    I counted ten times on the bottle they note Edradour as Scotland's smallest distillery.
    Nose: High-toned Champagne-like aroma but with a deeper sherry aroma.
    Palate: Thick and bold, distinct sweet coconut against a musky sherry - bit of an odd combo. Balance of flavors a bit off here.
    Finish: Like the palate but with better balance. Nice length.
    Water doesn't do any favors.

  31. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Still seems to undergo strong batch variations. Had my horror stories with Edradours over time (interestingly less so with Ballechins!), but a recent bottle of 10 I tried was pretty solid. Nothing to write home about but not worse than other entry level bottlings.

  32. Teomarg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  33. YD84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  34. mattheww scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  35. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Whisky is very accessible, refined sweetness. Reminiscent of sweet apricot.
    Finish is short, but intense.
    • Nose
      Sweet, real whisky scent.
    • Taste
      Taste a little sharp on the tongue and then a caramel softness.
    • Finish
      Intensive

  36. Paszko scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    [2018-01-19] Pretty pleasant for the core range, sweet, fruity Highland.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Sweet, apricots, almonds. You can feel the influence of sherry quite clearly, but without any chocolate accents, only fruity sweetness.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Very sweet, bun, lots of fruit - raisins, not necessarily cherries.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, with bitterness and chocolate.

  37. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This one has actually improved over the years, it seems to me. I guess the batches vary heavily.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  38. Alessandr0 scored this whisky 78 points Newbie

    • Nose
      85 85
      The aroma is sweet and quite complex, you can take a long breath and constantly open new notes. At the beginning of the tree, vanilla, sweet. When you take a deep breath, chocolate, coffee, spices, and smoked meats appear. Sometimes it seems to me that I smell tobacco, then this feeling disappears and I cannot recover it.
    • Taste
      70 70
      The taste is a little sweet but tart. Sun dried fruits, nuts, wood ... a little paint or varnish.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Aftertaste long warm and sweet right after sip. Coffee with milk and sugar. A little later, a palpable bitterness appears in the center of the tongue, as if from wormwood, gradually it conquers the sweetness and fills the entire mouth. This bitterness spoils the overall impression a bit.

  39. Ciro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like! I'm a bit baffled by the poor ratings ... (78 on average ?!?)

  40. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting:
    Nose: sweet, coffee, dark caramel, baking plums, dates, everything a little fleeting
    Flavor: initially very mild, then delayed intensive seasoning with nuts, clear sherry barrel,
    Finish: medium length with nice sweetness and balanced spice
    Since my wife gave me the tip that it wasn't a Speysider, I bet on Edradour
    Conclusion: balanced, complex good drop with slight weakness on the nose, 85/100

  41. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Horror. The best example of when there is a nose, but there is no taste, or rather, it is simply terrible.
    Nose: Sivuha ... Real moonshine ...
    Let stand.
    Smoked, prunes, mash (wine) ...
    Taste: trash, right away ... I tried the moonshine better, but it's Single Molt ...
    Finish: sweet sherry, but without a foundation ...

  42. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 79 points Super Administrator

    Based in Pitlochry and owned by independent bottler Signatory Vintage, Edradour remains one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland. Rich honey sweetness, heather and a diffuse flowery scent encounter the nose on first contact. Very nice, but obviously young. Something bothers me on the palate. It is neither the sweet maltiness, paired with oranges and spices, nor the soft and creamy character. There is something sharp and herbaceous that is hard to pin down. The finish is fairly short with honey and bitter nuts. Not a bad malt, but slightly disjointed.

    RATING: 3.0/5.0 stars ≙ 79 pts → AVERAGE
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  43. Falnor scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      71 71

  44. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, oak, cooked fruit, a little sherry, crisp and fresh round and satisfying. Beautiful Highlander. Again and again!

  45. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple, citrus, some menthol
    • Taste
      very oily, a little apple, a bit bitterness, definitely light in the mouth
    • Finish
      Rather short and clearly more aggressive than one would expect

  46. whiskyd scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      75 75

  47. Punktar scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Actually quite pleasant to drink, but there is little substance.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Pear in the nose, some hay and overall rather sweet.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Immediately on the palate again the pear, otherwise not really much and everything superficial. It rinses on the palate but does not really do much. I really tried to keep it long in my mouth, but as a result, that does not change anything.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Very short, here too the pear. But at least nothing unpleasant.

  48. tomjcollins85 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Mine has corked after a month, and has now developed an unpleasant bitterness, both whilst in the mouth and the finish.

  49. tomjcollins85 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    After another session with this, I'd like to add morning dew over vegetation, to my nosing notes. I've found it to be cooling, almost menthol-like.

    My overall score has not changed.

  50. tomjcollins85 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I purchased this knowing it wasn't going to be a world-beater, but on some other reviews I had read regarding a thick, vanilla/caramel taste.

    For the less than £30, I was more than happy to give it a go.

    Nose is sweet with floral notes. 

    Taste is immediately even sweeter; one of the sweetest initial tastes I've ever had. I can't pick many flavours out, it's much artificial sweetener....it's not bad, it's actually really easy to drink, but it's not very complex.

    Finish is non-existent.

    This is not a negative review. I'll happily drink this if I have some laying around, and more importantly I think it's a great introductory whisky for those who have never tried it before/are not sure if they will like it.

    It's sweet, easy to drink, with a very short finish. It could do with being a little stronger and I would like to see some of the sweetness exchanged for complexity, but overall, I can't not recommend this.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      70 70

  51. Lorion scored this whisky 58 points Expert Senior

    Pretty telling. 58P.
    • Nose
      Honey sweetness, cereals, slightly floral.
    • Taste
      Flat, discreetly sweet, malty.
    • Finish
      In short, cereals.

  52. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Different for sure. I can see why some really can‘t stand this. Yeasty, musty, sulphury, farmy, cheesy. Funnily enough, some bottles of this bear traces of peat smoke, while others don’t. I’d say the smoke improves it; unfortunately my current bottle appears to be smoke-free.

    You can‘t deny the quality of the sherry-cask maturation involved here, though. Nice, rich, "old-style" oloroso notes create a savory impression, somewhere between Chinese plum wine and Worcester sauce (umami). The more unlikely aromas appear to subside with continuous nosing, the whole heads more and more in the direction of some dark, gamey broth. 

    However, the low strength indubitably hurts it. Watery body, but even at 40% ABV you can detect the underlying, substantial character. Dry, nutty, dark fruity sherry attacks first, then come some (subdued) sweet notes and finally a serious, oaky, prickly bitterness, which, again, may be too much for some. That being said, I kind of dig what it does and can see this as a dessert dram that would stand up well against some strong cheeses or heavy fare like dark mousse-au-chocolat.

    An outlier in the field of entry-level OB‘s, but can you really criticize character? I think not. Solid 82-83 points. 

  53. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    very good beginner, despite the watery mouthfeel, the flavors are transported quite well
    • Nose
      slightly floral, fruity, ripe, almost fermented pear, vanilla, overall rather sweet
    • Taste
      slightly watery mouthfeel, again fermented fruit, apple and pears, sweet, vanilla, slightly tart, pleasant to drink, after the first sip the intensity decreases slightly
    • Finish
      becoming bitter, the fruit becomes sour, now clear pear, creamy

  54. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  55. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Well, nothing special. I do not like the buttery very much. There are much nicer cheap standards.
    • Nose
      Grape sugar tangerine mandarin orange (quite artificial, slightly towards perfume / soap), a touch of strawberry jam, chocolate, vanilla, butter crumble
    • Taste
      buttery, shortbread, dark chocolate, vanilla, some honey, malt, light orange, some apple, some walnut, nut oil, yeast, sprittig, a little soapy
    • Finish
      short, buttery, shortbread, dark chocolate, apple

  56. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      72 72

  57. gerardsmike scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  58. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The Edradour has many good sides but playful much by the pronounced immaturity, too bad. Partly one thinks to have a 5-year-old in the glass.
    • Nose
      the nose is quite agreeable, fine apricot and orange notes, some barrel spice, vanilla, sultanas, subtle toffee, grape seeds, brown sugar, berry mash and elderberry jelly, lemon candy, malt, baked apple with cinnamon, a certain filthiness that is Edradour's own, all that I like it well, unfortunately, there is already some signs of immaturity in the nose
    • Taste
      Sugar, sherry, honey, apricot, elder, creamy creamy caramel, malt, Schnapspralinen, spicy, for 40% quite full, unfortunately, he shows here clearly younger and sprittiger than he actually is, too immature
    • Finish
      some oak, orange, almond splinter praline, vanilla cream, medium-long

  59. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  60. Dottore scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Like for a standard with 40% and "only" 10 years surprisingly well. 85 points
    • Nose
      Sherry pretty prominent. Slightly cheesy, greasy odor. Baked apple and orange grated. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      Amazingly rich in flavors for 40%. Very prominent pastry and bread notes. Spice cake with dried fruits. Again quite a lot of vanilla notes. Soft, aromatic and in no way watery. Nice!
    • Finish
      Medium long and soft without any bitterness. Spicy dryness.

  61. vojt466 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, the taste / reverie does not fulfill the very good ambitions of the scent
    • Nose
      Juicy raisins along with other dried fruit spilled with sweet sherry syrup, peanuts and vanilla. The whole is slightly spiced with cinnamon - a pleasant rounded fruit aroma
    • Taste
      Hazelnuts and spices, cocoa, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      Cereals, nuts, gradually dry with a distinctive pepper medium-long finish

  62. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  63. xFabe did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Very good standard. I like the "dirty" one! Wish me more malts in the price range, which are not so soft washed. More percent would push the Eddi right again.
    • Nose
      Sherry is quite sweet and oily, baked apple (especially the shell), elderberry juice, a bit damp forest, bark, grated pine needles, exuberant bacon fat, second nose a little Christmassy, ​​gingerbread spice, anise, orange peel
    • Taste
      Earthy and spicy, for 40% something really happens in the mouth, with some time in the mouth Sweetness, caramelized walnut, plum compote, becomes chocolaty, nougat praline
    • Finish
      First sweet then really dry, oak fills the mouth, sal ammoniac, something grilled BBQ-moderate, intensity is sufficient, dry tingling remains

  64. JHS scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  65. JHS scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    at the first glance a very full bodied and intense single malt but after some time in the glass the initial intensity vanishes and the dissolved charakter gets more clear
    • Nose
      sherry; sweetness; slight oak; dark, dried fruits; strong raisins/sultanas; intense; creamy; full bodied; slight barley notes; berrys; hints of spices; chocolate; at first full bodied and intense but after some time the lack of %vol kicks in
    • Taste
      sherry; barley; oak; spices; hints of dried fruits; creamy; hints of chocolate; hints of dried fruits; slight sultanas/raisins; nuts; sweetness in the beginning and than getting dryer; overall full bodied and intense but still suffering from the lack of %vol
    • Finish
      getting more dryer; slight bitterness; slight sherry; oak; hints of spices; coffee; chocolate; relatively mellow and mature finish but jet again to shallow

  66. irrerelevant scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    typical edradour spirit, for 40%vol quite alcoholic, interesting, but not for everyone
    • Nose
      sherry, european oak, ripe/almost fermented fruit (apricots, maybe cherry), yeast dough, old cellar, clay, mediterean herbs, "dirty", yeasty fermentation
    • Taste
      very seet, lots of sherry, strong, mostly the nose, a little alcoholic
    • Finish
      medium length, dries and the herbal note increases, some european oak again

  67. uap304 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    You have to hand it to this malt, it is heavy-handed and definitely different. And for that I really have to give it some respect.
    • Nose
      Strong vitamin-y sherry, honey, dark chocolate. Pretty heavy.
    • Taste
      Thick and syrupy, mouth-watering. Sweet spice, effervescent citrus, bitter chocolate.
    • Finish
      Soft and rounded. Spicy, dry, pleasing, cinnamon!

  68. Andytka3 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Unique. Oily and creamy fragrance zests with sherry notes. Black olive come to mind, alluring.

    Palate:- Milky soft texture but complex in flavours. Sherry and dark
    fruits greets you with tasty creaminess, follow by prickly and soft
    sourish fruits, with a touch of toasted spices. Slightly fade and thin
    on mouth coating,

    Finish:- Plum and vanilla emerge, long and chili finish. But a light kick back reflects the young age.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  69. Helgo scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      76 76

  70. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  71. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Yeast

    For the longest time Edradour has had a not-so-good reputation (I am being polite), but since Andrew Symington took over in 2002, lots of pearls have appeared from this small distillery in Pitlochry. Maybe the current 10 Year Old is made with their own spirit, but I am still trying an older bottling, from 2009. This means it was distilled in the Pernod-Ricard age.

    The nose is a little bit of a stinker (but less bad than I remember from 6 years ago). A touch of sink is surrounded by some dried fruits on the one hand (think sultanas and apples) and some nuts on the other (mostly almonds). It has a bit of a sulphury side, but that quickly evaporates to make room for slightly burnt caramel.

    It is quite oily – almost syrupy – with a malty heart, but also a yeasty edge as it were. The dried fruit and nuts from the nose return, upholstered with some juicy honey. Woodsmoke rears its head. And yet it also has a bitter and somewhat sour edge that makes me think some bad casks were involved (which is probably BS, but that’s how I feel).

    The finish is fairly long with an uppercut of nutmeg at the death.

    This remains to me a ‘difficult’ whisky to enjoy. Too many offnotes if you ask me. Just under 40 EUR.

  72. irrerelevant scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    pleasantly strong sherry whisky with the typical Edradournote "dirty, slightly alcoholic, fermented, hot, peppery", which one must like. Does not feel like 40% would have typed 46%. In my opinion, Edradour's fuel-burning character requires either more dominant, more active, smaller barrels or more maturation time
    • Nose
      Distinctive sherry, European oak, overripe / fermented fruit (apricots, perhaps cherry), yeast dough, damp cellar, loam, Mediterranean herbs, "dirty", slightly "alcoholic-hot-peppery"
    • Taste
      really sweet start with neat sherry, powerful, the nose is found in large parts again, something alcoholic
    • Finish
      medium, becomes a bit drier and kräutriger, the oak comes again

  73. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes further down!
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  74. pianoman scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity with a slight touch of glue. Honey. Freshly sawn fir wood.
    • Taste
      Nutty bitterness. Bright fruits. Laundry detergent.

  75. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  76. stefsel111 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  77. jankes scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  78. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweetish malt; Vanilla; Lime; brown cane sugar
    • Taste
      sweet; malty; mild; Cane sugar; Touch of bitterness
    • Finish
      mitllelang; mild; fresh (again lime)

  79. domani scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A straight-lined 10-year-old single malt from a sympathetic distillery without much to overwhelm - 22.02.2014
    • Nose
      Malt, sherry, raisins
    • Taste
      Malt sweetness, spicy, woody note
    • Finish
      medium

  80. supastan scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      72 72

  81. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: Floral, sweet, honey, banana, sherry, oak
    Taste: sweet, sherry, honey, slightly dry, oak
    Finish: short, sweet, chocolate, oak

  82. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  83. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    @karloff

    C'mon, it is not that bad. It is just a 10 year old single malt scotch, nothing more, nothing less. ;-)

  84. karloff scored this whisky 56 points Specialist

    This was a big disappointment for me.
    • Nose
      55 55
    • Taste
      57 57
    • Finish
      51 51

  85. Smittie scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Very mature whisky for a ten year old!
    Sweet with lots of honey and sherry ;)
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  86. NamorX68 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    My first Edradour and the sample aroused my interest in the distillery ... nice standard
    • Nose
      full, intense, sweet malt, sherry, plums, raisins, honey ... nut. Very dark for a 10 year old.
    • Taste
      sweet but not as sweet as the nose, spicy, nut, cocoa, strong for its 40% vol.
    • Finish
      short to medium long, spicy, dry

  87. Agrajag scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  88. Alex scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    nice allrounder, good daily dram and not boring 

  89. MrRancho scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      72 72

  90. MrRancho scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    unexciting
    • Nose
      flowery, sweet, spritly, apple
    • Taste
      Apple, orange, sprittig
    • Finish
      short

  91. Koloman scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    A typical all-rounder - but not anymore.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  92. ASWhisky scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    doesn't make me nervous but okay
    • Nose
      Torf, Äpfel, Vanille etwas maritim und einen Hauch Salz
      Bratapfel (Fass) etwas Medizin, wenig Leder oder Torf
      jetzt kommt Fallobst
    • Taste
      milder Antritt Popcorn, wässrig, Mirabelle, Salz, Kräuter etwas Schnapsfeeling Wieder Kräuter
      am Gaumen etwas bitter
    • Finish
      warmes Apfelfleisch mürbe im Wechsel mit Lakritze .. etwas bitter, Fassnoten, leicht faulig,

  93. p4blo scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    5 cl sample notes.
    • Nose
      Very winey, reminds me of cheap brandy with this overpowering sweet/sour nose, some grapes, vanilla and not much more.
    • Taste
      Very forgettable. Some faint notes of sherry, nuts, but nothing too distinctive.
    • Finish
      Quite long what is not exactly a good thing in this case. Better than the nose, though.

  94. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    one of my favorite distilleries and my favorite standard OA, but more polarizing than pleasing and quite idiosyncratic
    • Nose
      Jam (strawberry, cherry), some marzipan, toffee, a hint of old leather and tobacco
    • Taste
      nutty-spicy-sweet, nougat, dark chocolate, sugar beet syrup, leather, tobacco, even some earthy notes, licorice, dusty-dry mouthfeel
    • Finish
      long, spicy, tobacco, licorice

  95. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Pleasant nose of vanilla, almond, floral, nutty notes. The mouth does not transcribe the nose: warm but dull, rather monolithic. Bad.

  96. Ciro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  97. Gilles_V scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      76 76

  98. Gilles_V scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    A malt in the sweetness makes all its originality. Very velvety, it will be the ideal companion of shortbread pure butter. I did a parallel tasting with another 10 years finished in barrel cask, radically different (distilled on 28.05.2002and bottled on 10.01.13)
    • Nose
      Sweetness of marshmallow and vanilla. If I did not fear to see me stabbed by a Scottish, I will say that the nose is typified very bourbon .... but with a nice complexity due to a return of humus
    • Taste
      Ugly but simple.
    • Finish
      Short but pleasant

  99. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  100. Zumbar scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  101. pEpp0 scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      55 55

  102. KayMeertens did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting note under the 50 ml edition.

  103. Wolv scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      70 70

  104. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    With water a better nose, but less taste. Suffers from 40% dillution.
    Nevertheless, a recommendation for beginners with good price from an artisan distillery. For connoiseurs: lots of other expressions to explore!
    • Nose
      W/o water: floral sweet. Red apples. Hint of bacon?
      W/ water: floral sweetness, with banana in the back. Touch of saltiness.
    • Taste
      Floral sweetness; Light on the tongue. Warm on the palate. Arrival and development intertwined.
    • Finish
      No finish? After the development the taste disappears for a short moment but returns on the palate. Relatively short.

  105. Paulski88 scored this whisky 63 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      50 50

  106. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The nose is just great, the palate isn't really synchronized with the nose. The finish is a bit disappointing. One dram only, so I feel like I have to buy a bottle to really investigate. Recently I have become very interested this distillery since I've tasted a couple of "straight from the casks". Fabulous stuff really! I think this entry level malt needs more investigation.

    (Rating interval 79-84)
    • Nose
      floral with jasmine and roses, sweet, white sugar, some cotton candy or meringue. Some orange rind, orange candy (Tic tac) and oak.
    • Taste
      sweet initial but changes rapidly to more bitter citrus, lemon rind, grapefruit, lime juice and black pepper. The floral notes contains violets now. 
    • Finish
      The finish is short and sharp. lemon pepper, nothing else. 

  107. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  108. Hvdree scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  109. Eclectic Scotchist scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Thin-bodied. A
    rather good nose, but the taste and finish unfortunately
    doesn't match it. Suffers from the low ABV and falls somewhat apart
    on the palate. Still a very charming dram, which should have a higher
    strength to really let it shine.
    • Nose
      Flowery nectar,
      spicy, sweet and light delicate malt, some brine, some rich and dry
      sherry, hazelnuts, a very mellow and subtle touch of oak, fruity
      (pears?), a very faint toffee note and some cream with touches of
      vanilla in the background. A very faint hint of smoke?
    • Taste
      Creamy and otherwise a
      rather weak representation of the same aromas found in the nose.
    • Finish
      Short and like the taste a
      weaker and unexciting version of the nose with some honey added at
      the very end. 

  110. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Quite promising nose but then there´s somethig in the taste I don´t like at all. Hard to decribe. Tastes kinda flowery and soapy.
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      70 70

  111. Cobo did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really nice malt if you relate it to it's price tag. Not a stunner but a solid daily dram
    • Nose
      Hints of Marzipan and roasted nuts, a bit of milk chocolate, some "green" herbal, grassy notes and of course Sherry as well
    • Taste
      Sweet and malty with a great share of Sherry, think and creamy but also easy to drink thanks to the 40% ABV
    • Finish
      rather short but spicy, the sweetness is gone very soon

  112. Kirsch scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Sweet toffee and chocolate, much sweetness on taste with sherry and treacle, and a short sweet finish. 
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  113. Angelos scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Edradour has very little stills.... thats probably the reasons for the quite astonishing intensity of this 10 years old
    • Nose
      Intense, european oak, sherry... quite astonishing for 10 years, fruity
    • Taste
      creamy and spicy, again sherry, sweet, oak.... but metallic note!
    • Finish
      Short finish, spice remains, sherry vanishs

  114. Igor scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Water is obligatory! Gets much softer, mellower and, what the heck, much better anyways. That will release marmalade, cherries, confiture, plum jelly, walnuts, nutmeg, bitter wood, flan, dark chocolate, cocoa. Sure it needs few drops of water to be added.
    • Nose
      Pretty odd and unusual. Spring orchard, blossoming cherry-trees, grass-plot, sour grapes, green apple, lemon, bunch of fresh daisies, bubbling yeast, foamy, sultanas?, acacia honey, clay. Slow down and take your time, aromas will evolve into marshmallow, lemon candies, air freshener with lilies-of-the-valley and dandelions sappy notes, a heap of old books on earth floor, stale yellow pages scattered everywhere, for dessert you have got warmed-up crème caramel. Enjoy your meal!
    • Taste
      Again, I got some flaws and off-notes here. Creamy, somewhat mineral (granite-like), charcoal, ugh! - acrid sulphur, loads of it, wild honey, barley sugar candy, roasted peanuts, dry white wine. After that citrus acidity and bitterness break in, it's getting vinegary, waxy, cany (sugar cane?), varnish, whitewash, slightly fusty oak barrel, cardboard packaging?, zest, tea leaves. Edgy, prickling, medium-bodied, quite nervous, for me it's just not round enough.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish. Fierce on spice, citrus, acerbic, slightly salty, herbal. Sour apple, sage, horseradish?, fennel, vermouth, liquorice, cloves, pepper, ginger, grapefruit tinge, lime/lemon rind, green apricots, eau de Cologne, charred wood, chicory.

  115. granella2003 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  116. granella2003 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    An inusual light and floreal highlander. Fascinated by the uniìusual scents but disappointed by the flavour too light and simply for a highland. Too expensive for his medium quality.

  117. granella2003 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Floreal - violet??, sherry.
    • Taste
      Light sherry, soft barley and flreal
    • Finish
      Light boody and short finish with a hint of sherry

  118. D3US scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Adequate, but nothing more than that. I would never refuse this dram but I would also not go out of my way to get it. 
    • Nose
      Honey and some spice. More herby than spicy this one. Don't get much more than that on the nose. Some fruit in the background.
    • Taste
      Big on honey! Warming, but not too much. Still slightly herby. Malt now as well. A very thick whisky. 
    • Finish
      A herby aftertaste with some lingering honey and malt. 

  119. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  120. Jonkers did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: fresh, apple and banana, not that intense
    Taste: spicy but also sweet, liquorice
    Finish: peppery but also sweet, longlasting, powerfull

  121. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Minty. Leafy.
    • Taste
      Syrupy. Smoky.
    • Finish
      Barbecue. Charcoal.

  122. Feusi scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Soft and comfortable, you could drink it for hours. Best choice to drink a glass (or more) with friends without having to discuss to much over this bottling. This is a classic for me, so I imagine a good standard of whisky. Soft and pleasant to drink. Honey with some herbs and a hint of smoke on the palate with a medium finish.

  123. ardpeat scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    the 10 years is far from the best of Erdadour but this distillery is one of my favorites because really atypical.
    • Nose
      Edradour, we love it or we hate it. I love it, because its smell, which is recognized by all, brings me back to my childhood. very special nose, gingerbread, white pepper and rubber sherry soap mix
    • Taste
      in the mouth, it is the milk soap that predominates with a metallic attack and always the presence of plastic that can displease
    • Finish
      the finish is both short and long, short because metallic and long because it persists. do not forget to air it a few minutes so that the fragrance is expressed.

  124. Lafroy scored this whisky 55 points Expert Senior

    • Nose


      Meadowland flowers, sweetness, light tangerine, washing
      formula, barley, hay, a little bit of nuts and honey.

    • Taste


      Very flat, it starts with sweetness, but it doesn't
      last long. There is a lot of dryness, possibly some sourness, bitterness and
      very unpleasant impression.
    • Finish


      Very short and rubbish.

  125. tomy63 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Too much butter and too creamy, but for those looking for this profile do not hesitate
    • Nose
      walnut honey apple plum
    • Taste
      butter, creamy, floral and evolves on spices
    • Finish
      fruitee, evolve on the caramel

  126. hsmithjr scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Not one of the best, but certainly not one of the worst.
    • Nose
      Vanilla. Sweet fruit. Hints of sherry. Apple crisp..
    • Taste
      Bananas Foster. Creamy and light. Hazelnut biscuits. Flower shoppe.
    • Finish
      Mellow. Fresh. Rather short.

  127. alectron scored this whisky 52 points Connoisseur

    uuh. one of the worst whiskies I ever had. plastic, fake fruit esther & something I couldn't place my finger on (paper/cardboard...?). The only whisky related drinks I found more unpleaseant were some new spirits, and hey, they don't pretend to be whiskies.

  128. karloff scored this whisky 56 points Specialist

    Got this as a presant off my wife, i've always wanted it and was gutted to find it very ordinary. A lovely distillery but not a lovely malt
    • Nose
      Floral and fruity and light on the body
    • Taste
      A warming taste with little bits of honey and almonds
    • Finish
      A little sweet and a little short

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