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Edradour 2008 vW

Overall rating
86.74/100
votes
76
Whiskybase ID
WB83779
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
02.05.2008
Bottled
03.05.2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
118
Number of bottles
696
Strength
60.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944090532
Added on
15 Jun 2016 10:57 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 67.84

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Whisky Reviews for Edradour 2008 vW

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.74 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    ... a heavy, sherry barrel dominated malt that one would assume in a blind tasting to be 12-15 years!
    [Color:] = mahogany;
    • Nose
      intense nose, heavy sherry, berries, raisins, spices, oak;
    • Taste
      intense, heavy, very oily, a lot of sherry, dark berries, juicy raisins, dark chocolate, nuts, spices (pepper), spicy oak;
    • Finish
      medium to long, spices and dark chocolate;

  2. dhillworth scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Amazing malt

  3. A.S. Bak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Blueberry, wild cherry, caramel, orange and apple. Water adds a nuttiness.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Wild cherry, mocha, orange, almond and blueberry.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Mocha, cherry, blueberry, caramel and almond.

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Litchi

    In another era Edradour was sometimes ridiculed as Edrasour, but since Andrew Symington and his team took over, this little distillery in Pitlochry is going from strength to strength. The people of van Wees in Holland noticed this too and have released a whole range of single casks. This week I’m putting no less than 6 casks head-to-head. This is an 8 years old from 2008, a single sherry butt at 60.4% ABV! It stands out for two reasons: the lightest in color and the heaviest in alcohol. Oh, by the way, this was already bottled in 2016 and can actually still be found for around 63 EUR.

    Surprisingly soft, nicely sweet nose on all kinds of fruit: blackberries, litchis, oranges, gooseberries and sultanas. Somewhat musty and green on parsley and thyme. Fruit tea that was left unattended. You know what? It works! This nose is simply delicious!

    Good body, almost syrupy and… hurray: it does not burn! You can simply enjoy this without water, meaning the alcohol – that you certainly feel – is finely integrated. Typical sherry influences like sultanas, orange marmalade and nutmeg, but a lot more fresh that its darker brothers from the first fill sherry butts.

    The finish is very long, slightly bitter, mildly drying, mostly sweet. Nice balance.

    Great Edradour! This might be a refill oloroso cask making it so bright and accessible. I confess, it’s my favourite of this head-to-head session.

  6. WillemvdK scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: fresh engine oil, mustard, vinegar, ginger, orange, walnut and cigar box.
    Mouth: good sweet entry, syrupy mouthfeel. Fruity than the nose. A lot of citrus, with peel (bitter). Finish has a lot of wood, is pretty bitter. This is also reflected in the engine oil. Little old garage, dusty and dirty.

    Thanks to the Virtual Blind Tasting 10 of the Whisky Forum!

  7. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My guess was a Glendronach with some Edradour @ 57.5% @ 10-yo.
    I love these Edradour bottlings.
    Sample #2 of the HWF VBT 2018.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Ripe red fruit, caramel, dark chocolate, some coffee powder, some mint, earth, oak
    • Taste
      88 88
      Ripe re fruit, dark sugar, mint oily chocolate, some coffee notes
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, slightly bitter, slightly drying. The dark sugar coated dark chocolate fades slowly, some mint notes come in waves

  8. Steven79 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    HWF VBT 10, Sample 2:
    Nose: Fresh, fruity, white fruit, citrus later tea
    Taste: First caramel, fresh apple. Then sultana. Wood influences noticeable
    Finish: short, slightly dry

  9. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Comment:
    I used to be totally wild about this style. Slowly but surely this becomes less. The sherry happening is predominant.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Nose:
      Oops, that is clearly a wine finish. Difficult nose. I think this is not a sherry finish, but another thick fortified wine. Marsala or something like that. It is a bit chewy, but there is a dirty smell. Furthermore, there is some raisins and a sweet that I can not bring home.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Taste:
      Unprecedented on the wine. In terms of taste, you would think again of A-class Oloroso barrels. You hardly taste any more because of the thick taste of the wine. It gets a bit bitter at the end. For the rest the usual suspects: currants, shoe polish and leather.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Finish:
      Medium-long in length. Furthermore, it is a proper sherry bomb. The finish is somewhat dry and slightly wry. But otherwise it is not unpleasant.

  10. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting HWF VBT #10 Whisky #2
    • Nose
      Lots of forest fruits - blackberries and blueberries, orange, citrus and oily - olive oil.
    • Taste
      A bit sharp due to the high ABV with orange - orange peel, candied ginger and strawberries.
    • Finish
      Bitter fruits, some dark chocolate, citrus, spices, again the sweet strawberries, a bit drying and vanilla.

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