Edradour 15-year-old The Fairy Flag

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
Bourbon + Fresh Oloroso Sherry Cask
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2014 9:26 am by RoyC

Average value

€ 164.30

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Whisky Reviews for Edradour 15-year-old The Fairy Flag

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.08 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A house whisky from us. Therefore difficult to assess neutral here. The nose is the most controversial part of this bottle. But the rest is at a high level for everyone. It is not for nothing that he is very popular with Ralfy. 91/100 ... just saying!
    • Nose
      86 86
      He starts very dark with an enormous amount of sherry. But you also immediately have the feeling that something doesn't fit. With everything like berries, mint, chocolate, etc., he always makes a little detour into a strange note. Attempted explanation: "A tobacco soaked in strong alcohol is packed in an old leather bag."
    • Taste
      88 88
      That is the best part for me. Sherry precedes whisky spirit. He hits the full pipe on the nuts, chocolate and toffee rail. Sweetly woody and with various types of dried fruit, it provides a palate experience that goes well beyond the 15 years. Respect. This bottle is dangerously tasty! A masterpiece.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Clearly long. It becomes briefly spicy and fruity sweet woody again. In the end, he leaves the stage with a nutty, long-warming farewell song. Refill again. But it is not a dram for every evening! Very special.

  2. syx98319 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  3. penumbra scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Tannin, tannin, tannin, and collapsed, I always feel that edradour has the potential to become springbank, but why is springbank so powerful, because each model is different, there is no bad taste, and edradour, bad taste Quite a lot.
    • Nose
      Egg white, soy fat, oak, raisins
    • Taste
      Spicy, wood chips, high tannin, sour, okara, fat, protein
    • Finish

  4. The_Independent scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    An exceptional filling with strong and exciting aromas - no ordinary sherry whisky. The mushroom aroma in combination with the slightly soapy touch are a little too personal to me personally.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Plum compote, sweet sherry, rice pudding, spices, a clear mushroom note, a bit soapy
      with water: leather, forest honey, wax, dried fruit replaces the compote; Over time, juicy orange comes along
    • Taste
      84 84
      Full-bodied, the alcohol makes for a strong start, clear Sherrynoten, less sweet than expected, significantly bitter, espresso and walnut
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is medium long and quite dry. It dominate dark oak tones and the espresso. In addition comes the mushroom note as well as some orange peel.

  5. Julia E S scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    I added some water immediately. Do the whisky well! nose Plum roaster and subtle leather; a little later, a hazelnut is added. Over time, the hazelnut gets stronger. Even later, the citrus notes become stronger (juice oranges). The leathery notes may be more present without water. taste Full and intense on the tongue. The plum roaster and the hazelnuts are immediately present. The hazelnuts together with the chocolatey notes immediately turn into a good hazelnut cream. Later it's more in the direction of apricot dumplings.
    leaving Long and slightly rockier; the hazelnuts and plum flavors have come to stay. At the very end it turns red and meaty. Add to that a floral touch. Maybe some lavender and along with something meaty. Pork medaillion in a lavender crust. That could come ... Very fine whisky. The aromas are very exciting and it develops great in the glass. What more do you want.

  6. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a really delicious malt, I really liked the nose

  7. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Water has a profound effect from an already good whisky to a great whisky.
    • Nose
      Sweet, soaked fruit. Savoury tones. Icing sugar. Red fruit. Bananas. Chocolate.

      With water: Less intergrated (in a good way). Sweet white bread. Definitely more spiciness; peppers and sage.
    • Taste
      Heavy, complex arrival. Development starts hot to juicy sweet orange fruit.

      With water: Beautiful arrival; sweet and spicy. Development from sweet and sour juicy citrus to nice bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long, dry, metallic finish without water.

      With water a nice bitterness, long and a surprising freshness.

  10. RichardMayston scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
    • Taste
    • Finish
      Really quite nice


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