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Edradour 12 year old Caledonia

Little gem

5 284

WReview by @Wierdo

9th Nov 2019


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My first bottle of 'Scotland's little gem' Edradour. This one is highly rated by Ralfy.


Spicy with cinnamon and dried fruits.


More of the same on the palate, fruit cake, spices, a cereal note and a little oak.


Quite long and drying with dark chocolate

I'm not sure what casks have been used? But I'm guessing a mix of sherry and bourbon casks? Because it has a definte sherried character but isn't over-rich. I tried it with and without water and found water didn't really help it at all.

Overall a solid highland whisky with a rich but not cloying sherry cask influence. It perhaps lacks a little in complexity. Probably not one I'll buy again. I never quite warmed to it all the time I had the bottle open.

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RianC commented

@Wierdo - Nice review. I've still got to do a review of this from the sample you sent. I've had a little pour and found it to be very 'pungent' - kind of yeasty with off-sherried notes. Not that it was unpleasant, mind, more just unusual and dense. I actually found I needed to add a good splash of water to get into it ... smile

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Hewie commented

Thanks for that. It's a bottle I've wondered about often but never felt confident to take a chance on. There's plenty on the shelf of a merchant in town - Edradour just isn't well known enough fore the typical Glen(insert ending here) crowd.

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