Edradour 2008 vW

Overall rating
86.74/100
votes
83
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

€ 93.46

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Whisky reviews for Edradour 2008 vW

26 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.74 points.

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    does what one would expect :-).
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    COLOR: amber / copper
    - a very good 8 year old whisky
    - mega aromatic for its age, very tasty
    - also great to drink with 60%
    - not cheap, but the 80 € are for this quality
    absolutely OK
    • Nose
      intense sherry nose, sweet sherry, oak, very substantial
    • Taste
      without water: a very intense, rich, rich sherry start, surprisingly drinkable for the 60% and "only" 8 years old, oak, strong wood and sherry aromas, dark chocolate;

      mW: a softer start but still very aromatic and intense sherry wood taste, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      very aromatic, intense, long finish;
      long, strong oak and sherry-heavy aftertaste

  3. 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;

  4. dhillworth scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Amazing malt

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting HWF-VBT 10 Sample 2
    • Nose
      lychee, weeig, zoethout, honing, tijm, hooi, karamel, leer?
    • Taste
      peper, lychee, ananas, bittere nasmaak, chocolade, basterdsuiker

  14. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Dutch whisky forum blind tasting #10 - second sample.
    A pleasing sherried whisky, a little leather but mainly spicy with coffee and cocoa style bitters, instead of (for me personally) less appealing wood bitters. Fruitiness is in the background.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Firm (oloroso) sherry influences, leather with a tip of shoe polish, savory, spicy, laurel, parsely, broth. With water it turns more nutty (salted peanuts) and fruity: raisins, plums and chocolate, but also black tea, greasy and creamy.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Full bodied, a whisky to be chewing on, high alcohol, sherry sweetness, figs, raisins, very dark chocolate, cocoa bitters, espresso, overbrewed black tea, nutmeg and black pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, but considering the fullness of the body it could have been longer: leather, a sweet sherry note, black liquorice with a hefty coffee bitterness.

  15. andre8x8 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting HWF-VBT 10 Sample 2

    Nose:
    Immediately after pouring sharply in the nose, high in the alcohol.
    Sherry, dark red fruit, raisins, candy

    Taste:
    Full sherry, greasy, raisins, high in the alcohol, salt.
    Furthermore, a little flat.

    Finish:
    Show long and warm with sherry

    ABV:
    58%

    Score:
    85

  16. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I really like these kind of whisky's, full-bodied, pungy, very nice!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Clearly a lot of sherrycask influence: Fruity, raisins, prunes, some leather, spicy, some cinnamon. Very full 'nose', intense as well. Alcohol very prominent.
      Later on the nose gets a little more sweet, more to the direction of a fruitcake, also some earthy notes appear to the front.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pungent and warming, Alcohol very prominent in the body as well. Red fruits, prunes again, a lot of pure, bitter chocolate now, some coffee. Intense and full-bodied taste. Some spiciness again in the form of cinnamon.
      Along the way, this whisky get more quiet, but it certainly keeps its full taste.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still pungent and warming, a lot of (bitter) chocolate again, prunes, still some cinnamon and coffee. Long finish, it punges the tongue for a very long time afterwards.
      In the finish as well it is getting more quiet along the way, and better.
      Later on some more fruits arrive, again some light red fruit, cherry's.

  17. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    At the first sip, I expected that it would be too rough and dry for me; in this dram, however, that despite the intense taste, however, remains out and that's nice.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Apricot, ginger, pepper, tobacco, and some herbs.
      When smelling also immediately a strong stimulus of alcohol.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Spicy sweet, orange, pepper, peppermint, milk chocolate, wood.
      From the first nip an intense taste that never gets sharp. With some water a little more fussy.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium to long with a combination of sweet and pepper.

  18. Rien scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  19. fgg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Alcohol. Sherry nose. Something stale. Forest fruits, chocolate, nutmeg, raisins.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Chocolate, some caramel. At the end a pepper, but not too strong.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Nice round and creamy, slightly sharp along the edges
      Medium. Bittersweet.

  20. LittlePeat scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sherry, dark fruits, blackberry, hazelnut, macadamia, white bread and soda powder.
    Palate: sherry, almond or marzipan, blackberry.
    Finish: slightly alcoholic, dry, long, again effervescent powder, dark fruits (most likely dark grapes), slightly salty.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  21. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Develops with some water (a teaspoon on 2cl) even more in the direction of baked apple and pear fruit, in the mouth is also slightly milder. The sherry and dark fruit substance remains. Very pleasant.

  22. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    In any case, this malt is as good as my previous young powerful sherry favorite, the Tamdhu Batch Strength 002. In the Edradour, more dark fruits are to be discovered, the whole looks a bit more mature and older. A good single barrel can be replaced by (almost) nothing.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Deep sherry, intense, plums, a little oak. Delicate freshness, the sixty percent are well integrated. This time also a few baked apples with cinnamon.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Immediately Sherry. Ordinary start. Lots of fruit, sweet dark grapes, cinnamon. The oak remains discreet, in the second wave come plums and again some "cinnamon ponds". Great barrel.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Also on the finish, this sherry fruit bundle with cinnamon ponds remains present for a long time.

  23. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. 2791knarf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  26. OKoster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This Edradour is another very tasty Whisky from "Van Wees" in "The Ultimate" series.

    This cask strength is a real enjoyer and stays in the mouth for a long time. As with my other reviews, I leave the smell, the taste and the recognisability of ingredients, to the other person's opinion. After all, it is a different experience for each of us. Cheers!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  27. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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