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Hi, this is one of our (almost) daily tastings. Santé!

November 22, 2021


Forgotten Edradour

Right, we've had a few Edradours the other day, most having been wonderful, and I just realised that we had forgotten this one. Would you agree that we could quickly have it?

Edradour 18 yo 2003/2021 (53%, Signatory Vintage for WhiskySponge, refill hogshead, 334 bottles)

Edradour 18 yo 2003/2021 (53%, Signatory Vintage for WhiskySponge, refill hogshead, 334 bottles) Four stars and a half
It's said that the Sponge is often spotted around the charming touristy city of Pitlochry, but the reasons remain obscure. Maybe the landscape, maybe the clootie dumplings at Mackenzie's… Colour: white wine. Nose: very oily, fat, on peanut and sunflower oils at first, then linseed oil, white asparagus, brake fluid and just leather polish. We're at the bone here, and the bone is wonderfully waxy and oily. The art of refill. With water: a wee tad leatherette-y, which is pretty Edradourian indeed. Now greatest of news, this is already 'new regime' Edradour. Wee whiffs of horse saddle too, which is lovely. Mouth (neat): all on green and white fruits over a waxy and oily core. Greengages, white pears, gooseberries, granny smith and white peaches dumped into a blend of sauvignon blanc and grape-pip oil. With water: the grassier malt is firing back. Some bitter almonds, more oils too, and a feeling of, ach, err, naked Ben Nevis. Finish: long, tense yet fat, with many more oilinesses. Grapefruit skin and a little more bitterness in the aftertaste, may lose one or two points here. Ha, points. Comments: Edradour au naturel, c'est assez magnifique. Come on, you do understand French. Nice statement, Sponge (and Andrew S.)
SGP:362 - 89 points.

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