- Brand: Eddu
- ABV: 43%
I confess, when I first tasted Eddu a few years ago, I wasn't crazy about it. But I think I didn't understand the whisky very well. For example, I completely ignored the fact that it is distilled from buckwheat and is therefore a single grain and then a very special one at that. Last year I was introduced to Eddu again and look, I was enchanted. I enjoyed the Brocéliande enormously. So I thought it was high time to try the (new release) of the Silver and the Gold. We start with the Eddu Silver. It matured in casks that used to have cognac in them. It's a bit candy-like and reminds me somewhat of apple cider. It transports me back to that holiday in Brittany where I visited the Musée de Cidre at the time. I also get some vanilla and something that reminds me of olive oil for a moment. Brioche and coconut complete the picture. On the palate I first taste some pepper, then the buckwheat and finally a lot of apples. Apple juice on steroids, so to speak. Some star anise and lychee appear. Where I still got some rose water with older bottlings, that off-note has now completely disappeared. Hurrah! The finish is surprisingly long and very sweet. Again apples, always those apples. A unique taste experience. Overactive cognac barrels, perhaps? Nothing but apples. Not a belter like the Scots squeeze them out of their stills, but a fine grain nonetheless. Interesting and amusing.