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Edradour 1996 12 Year Old Madeira Finish

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@tjbReview by @tjb

20th May 2014

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This is the 1997 distilled edition, stored until 20097 and then finished in Madeira casks from May 07 until bottling in august 2010. This is a single cask edition and there are only 529 bottles.

The colour is Golden amber with good legs for a 12 year old.

Nose: Deep honey, musty, oak, white pepper,. Sweet ruby port rich with fruit including cherries, raisins and plums.

Palate: Sweet and spicy. Viscous, thick and smooth with a silky mouth feel. Vanilla and fruity.

Finish: Honey, slight menthol hint, smoke,

This is a wonderfully made expression. It is considerably better than anything else I have tried fro this distillery. It is stunningly good, complex, wonderfully thick, smooth and fruity. The best made single malt I have drank in a long while. Top marks!

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3 comments

@Nemesis101
Nemesis101 commented

Edradour is massively hit or miss IMO. Their releases are either spot-on or naff, (ie there is no middle class).

I've tried the standard 10YO, (boring and uninspiring), and the Caledonia 12YO, (a long time ago, can't remember the details except that I loved it).

A couple of years ago I tried a young (6YO?) cask strength port finish release that tasted of rubber and not much else - it was also ridiculously over-priced. And then more recently the Chateauneuf-du-Pape finish from the same range as this review which was absolutely divine!

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Rigmorole commented

Is this the second edition? I'm not up on my dates. Sounds as if it might be the first? The ABV I'm seeing available now is 92 proof (lower)

7 years ago 0

@tjb
tjb commented

@rigmorole 1st Edition although re-reading my review it seems it was stored from 1997 until 20097. Obviously a typo as my time machine is currently out of order.

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