- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- van Wees (vW)
- Bottling serie
- The Ultimate - Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 60.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 15 Jun 2016 10:57 am by RoyC
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Whisky Reviews for Edradour 2008 vW
24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.74 points
- Amazing malt
Blueberry, wild cherry, caramel, orange and apple. Water adds a nuttiness.
Wild cherry, mocha, orange, almond and blueberry.
Mocha, cherry, blueberry, caramel and almond.
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.
- 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!
- My guess was a Glendronach with some Edradour @ 57.5% @ 10-yo.
I love these Edradour bottlings.
Sample #2 of the HWF VBT 2018.
Ripe red fruit, caramel, dark chocolate, some coffee powder, some mint, earth, oak
Ripe re fruit, dark sugar, mint oily chocolate, some coffee notes
Medium long, slightly bitter, slightly drying. The dark sugar coated dark chocolate fades slowly, some mint notes come in waves
- 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
I used to be totally wild about this style. Slowly but surely this becomes less. The sherry happening is predominant.
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.
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.
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.
- Blind tasting HWF VBT #10 Whisky #2
Lots of forest fruits - blackberries and blueberries, orange, citrus and oily - olive oil.
A bit sharp due to the high ABV with orange - orange peel, candied ginger and strawberries.
Bitter fruits, some dark chocolate, citrus, spices, again the sweet strawberries, a bit drying and vanilla.
- Blind tasting HWF-VBT 10 Sample 2
lychee, weeig, zoethout, honing, tijm, hooi, karamel, leer?
peper, lychee, ananas, bittere nasmaak, chocolade, basterdsuiker