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Edradour 10-year-old

Overall rating
77.68/100
votes
491
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillery Edition
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010739261981
Added on
21 Aug 2007 8:00 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 42,08

Whisky Reviews for Edradour 10-year-old

85 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.68 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 80 points 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 bad for a 10-year-old Single Malt.

    RATING: 3.0/5.0 stars ≙ 80 pts → AVERAGE
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. Issie did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • 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

  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Punktar scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. midnite scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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. 

  10. 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

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