Edradour 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Caledonia Selection
Stated Age
12 years old
Oloroso Cask
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Bottle code
Added on
07 Feb 2014 10:52 am by Hubertus

Average value

€ 8.57

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Whisky Reviews for Edradour 12-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.38 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    So this whisky is often underestimated. I was also about to forget him. Had me blinded by the 15er. Thanks to "Witsche" for the input. Here you get high average for a fair price. Well balanced like the PLV, it then goes into the last round. He persevered ... respect!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Burnt sugar over all kinds of mixed sherry notes, including a hint of leather & tobacco. He starts very sweetly and stays warm. Water helps. You get delicious fruits that are rare in this price range and age. It only takes a little time here, then this nose is not to be despised.
    • Taste
      83 83
      There is a very beautiful body in the mouth. With sweet vanilla, it makes the hot nose disappear again. Deliciously spicy and sweet and sour, he underpins the earthy wooden tans that dance on the tongue. Ok ... you have to like this texture. Not for everyone. But especially!
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium to long and sweet with ripe fruit, it goes spicy with an earthy hint of wood. Refilling is the order of the day. And that means something. Really well done for a 12er.

  2. Myke scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Sherry and some malt out the back. I personally find the 10er a little sweeter and more balanced. The 12er has more depth in the sherry aroma and seasoning.
    • Nose
      80 80
      clear sherry note. Sweetness from dried berries, raisins and caramel. Something nutty aroma. Vanilla in the background. Fig, (red) grapes and milk chocolate. - with a little water: honey aroma and some floral and very light cinnamon.
    • Taste
      80 80
      sherry again. Some spices, slight heat. Chocolate and sweetness. Coffee is on the tongue, now dark chocolate. A little (light) oak. Some caramel and nuts. A little more peppery on the second sip. Dried berries. Some malt and a little ginger spiciness.
    • Finish
      78 78
      long spicy. Sherry & oak. Malt note more clearly, merges into something coffee-like and nutty. Ginger spiciness is retained for a relatively long time. Dried berries and raisins are a little weaker in the aftertaste.

  3. Kaleva scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Definitely more pleasant and balanced expression than 10 yo. Obvious sherry influence as well as noticeable smoke notes. Easy going undiluted but water releases some unpleasant notes. However, overall impression remains good, this whisky worth buying on my opinion
    • Nose
      Floral, honey, pear, vanilla and dried fruits, candies, quite obvious light smoke (rubbery notes), sherry, water opens up malty and some sour and unpleasant notes
    • Taste
      Spicy (clove), sweet, baked apple, fudge, malt, again rubbery notes
    • Finish
      Rather long, warm, slightly sweet, nutty, dry

  4. kraeftigen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Na frightening finding that the Mini has put a good 1/3 of its fill level later the angels available, was immediately ripped open and tasted. The nose is very soft and very sherrylastig and I would not have expected so. A lot of red fruits are wonderfully interwoven with the alcohol and I also recognize a trace of marzipan. In the mouth it is a bit thin of consistency. The sherry taste remains fortunately. He is also pleasingly sweet and fruity. The finish is short, which I do not feel annoying. Conclusion: A very successful 12-year-old standard that is able to bring the benefits of Edradour well to light. Honest good 86 points. J.

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 73 points Specialist

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      75 75

  6. peatbogger scored this whisky 73 points Specialist

    I finished it, and found some good sides, but the perfume soapy profile is definatly not for me.
    • Nose
      Sweet, mild sherry. Some fatty nut notes, but I'm not able to pick out what kind. A little floral perfume in the background.
    • Taste
      Dishwashing liquid? Not as bad as it sounds, but quite unusual.

      Burnt liqurice, dark chocolate, strong coffee.
    • Finish
      Medium on spice and nuts.

  7. Astrid scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      65 65

  8. Astrid scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Significantly better than the 10-year-old. Good, but nothing special. (Bottle Code L14 / 1376)
    • Nose
      Sherry combines with beautiful subtle smoke and strong vanilla, restrained spiciness of nutmeg, very round, light acidity, then oak and creamy caramel are added, also salty and buttery impressions can be found (I think I've found scrambled eggs), crystallized sugar dried Dates, cocoa powder, a fruity conglomeration of apple, honey and bitter orange
    • Taste
      pleasantly strong oak and light smoke, the Oloroso is quite noticeable, a little vanilla and sweetness, espresso and industrial honey, light dark chocolate, tobacco, one can call overall balanced
    • Finish
      rather medium long, a lot of oak and warm sherry, light dryness spreads, woody with cocoa, hardly any smoke, again acid, some vanilla and pepper

  9. Mardo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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


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