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October 25, 2023


WF's Little Duos, today Edradour ten years later

Always a joy to taste post-Pernod Edradour! Even if there seems to be much more Ballechin (peated Edradour) around these days, or is that a wrong impression?

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Edradour 2003/2016 (58.4%, OB, for Fortune, Taiwan, cask #911, 696 bottles)

Edradour 2003/2016 (58.4%, OB, for Fortune, Taiwan, cask #911, 696 bottles) Three stars and a half
One that we were still having n the boxes. Colour: amber. Nose: it's kept all the best parts of 'older' Edradour, with bags of roasted peanuts, bags of tangerine peel, quite some cigarette tobacco (what they call American blend) and something pleasantly buttery, cream au beurre, Breton shortbread, some brewers' yeast…  No plastics and no gouda! With water: hay, malt extracts, yoghurt cream Indian style… Mouth (neat): very punchy, a tiny tad leathery and peppery at first, with this very specific earthiness too, full of cinnamon and plasticine, lamp oil, a feeling of turpentine, leather polish… But it would then get really smoother, on orange cream and fudge. Lovely. With water: really the best part of Edradour, that is to say 'good' leather, cinnamon mints, tobacco and fruit peel. Finish: long, nuttier. Strong beer and bitters. Comments: this baby wouldn't quite stand still.
SGP:462 - 83 points.

So, ten years later…

Edradour 10 yo 2013/2023 (59.6%, OB, LMDW, 1st fill sherry butt, cask #155, 681 bottles)

Edradour 10 yo 2013/2023 (59.6%, OB, LMDW, 1st fill sherry butt, cask #155, 681 bottles) Four stars and a half
This one's brand new, we should see the progress made within ten years… Colour: full amber. Nose: Jesus Mary and Joseph, this is not the same distillery, is it. This is hazelnut liqueur, homemade 'Nu****a', turon and nougat, fig jam, earl grey tea, best scones in the world, hay, earth, and just malt. It's more of a demonstration really. Milk chocolate. With water: same. Love these echoes of roasted sesame oil in the background, as well as more earth. More and more earth, brilliant. Mouth (neat): some kind of A'bunadh, and a top batch at that. Cakes, toasted pastry, roasted nuts, and chocolate, plus a few raisins and just the tiniest leathery touches that would remind us that after all, this is Edradour. With water: you would believe they've been using a proper old solera butt. Walnuts, earths, sweet meat extracts, touch of sriracha. Plus all the rest. Finish: long, with notes of oranges. Just perfect, those oranges. Comments: very hard to beat at 10 years of age. A Midlander outdoing many of the very best Speysiders, if you ask me.
SGP:551 - 88 points.

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