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August 12, 2020


Edradour twins

Last night, I was thinking about Edradour #2 (not sure the name is correct), the famous Midlander’s new twin distillery, and was wondering if they had been filling casks already, and whether the spirits are indistinguishable or not. We’ll find out sooner or later, but in the meantime, I’m feeling like we should have too little babies from that lovely place of great merit…

Edradour 2009/2019 (46%, OB, first fill sherry butts)

Edradour 2009/2019 'Vintage' (46%, OB, first fill sherry butts) Four stars and a half
A lovely retro bottle. Colour: mahogany. Nose: very wee touches of rubber for a quarter of a second, then really a lot of chocolate, glutamate/umami, mentholated cigarettes, tamarind jam, pencil shavings, fig liqueur, even wild strawberries, gorse, wisteria, peonies, roses, stewed peaches… Well, this baby’s got a lot of secrets to tell us about. Lovely floral and jammy nose. Mouth: very very good, rather singular – not just an ‘average’ hyper-sherried malt, kicking things off with a huge moist gingerbread, then honeys and jams indeed, especially eglantine. I’m finding a little old armagnac too, as well as a large bag of big black prunes. No rubber, not struck matches, this sherry was having good manners! Finish: long, on more gingerbread, mead, and manuka honey. Comments: high class, one of the best youngish Edradours I’ve tried since… well, forever. Excellent drop.
SGP:651 - 89 points.

Edradour 10 yo 2008/2018 (58.7%, Signatory Vintage for The Whisky Barrel, 1st fill sherry butt #46, 339 bottles)

Edradour 10 yo 2008/2018 (58.7%, Signatory Vintage for The Whisky Barrel, 1st fill sherry butt #46, 339 bottles) Four stars and a half
Colour: Mahogany. Nose: there are similarities, obviously, but this one’s much more austere, more on coffee and earth, and rather without the jams and the flowers that abound in the 2009. Touches of old copper and gun oil. I suppose it needs water. With water: chocolate and pencil shavings, a little caraway and cinnamon, coffee with ‘ideas’ of mint (which works here, quite bizarrely). Mouth (neat): heavy and thick, very powerful, extremely chocolaty, with a lot of bitter marmalade and chocolate-coated raisins. I think Cadbury’s got some but those are way too sweet, better have a glass of Edradour ;-). With water: we’ve approached the ‘Vintage’, but we’re still one or two points under our new par as far as young Edradour’s concerned. Very good though, pretty miso-y, with this salty touch. Finish: long, salty, earthy, and really very good. This is Maggi – do you know Maggi? They have a new shop in Edinburgh, it’s called M.S.S. (Maggi Shop Scotland) located at Mr. MacRaild’s, 782 Prairie Oyster Rd, EH1 B12 Edinburgh, Scotland. Comments: we were getting closer and closer to the lovely small batch ‘Vintage’.
SGP:551 - 88 points.

(Merci Lucero!)

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