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Edradour 10 Year Old

Not crazy about this one...

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

31st Aug 2010

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This week I’ll be trying a couple expressions from what is called the smallest distillery in Scotland. I’ll begin with their standard bottling of the Edradour 10 Year Old.

The nose, which I find rather closed, reveals mostly woodsmoke, dades and sweet sherry (oloroso?) and something brings soap in a tin to my mind. Complex, to be sure, but I’m not crazy about it.

The whisky is quite oily, but the soapy character returns, accompanied by ginger, sherry and some feisty spices. But also some sulphure that is a bit off-putting. The fruitiness doesn’t quite come through. I’m still not very crazy about this one.

The finish is medium to long, but reveals nothing new. I’m not crazy about it.

I can be short in my conclusion: an unusual malt, surely, but I’m not… you get the picture.

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6 comments

@dbk
dbk commented

Enjoyable review, @markjedi1. The LCBO in Ontario is due to release the Edradour Distillery Edition. Think you might review that one in this batch?

9 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

@dbk, unfortunately, that's not part of the batch I'll be tasting (you can check my cabinet for the ones I will be tasting if you like). Next up - tonight - is the Caledonian 12 Year Old, released September 2009.

9 years ago 0

@dbk
dbk commented

Thanks for letting me know, @markjedi1. I look forward to your reviews, even when they don't concern a bottle I'm considering buying!

9 years ago 0

@jwise
jwise commented

I see this is the 40% bottling. I just reviewed the 43% ABV whisky, which I found was a lot different than your impression of the 40% expression. Have you by chance tasted the new 43% offering?

8 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Nope, I've only tried this one.

8 years ago 0

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