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Review: Edradour 2008 11 Year Old

Edradour 11 Year Old (The Whisky Exchange Bottling, Cask No. 372)

Cask Info: Matured in ex-Oloroso casks.

ABV

Chill Filtration

Natural Color

Price

58.3%

No

Yes

€80


Edradour 11 Year Old (The Whisky Exchange Bottling, Cask No. 372)

Nose: Wafting into my nose first are coffee candy, chocolate, cherried liqueur, and dried dates. Time reveals sweet beef jerky and mulled wine spices, with hints of red apple and leather in the back. Water brings out gentle sweetness, with notes of banana walnut bread, hazelnut, and licorice.


Palate: The texture is silky like a chocolate fondue, minus the decadent mouthfeel. At the front are tastes of dried dates, caramel, and red apple. Those mulled wine spices also carry on to the palate — more of an elegant blend-in than an aggressive take-over. With water, I get more sweet dried fruits and brown sugar.


Finish: A long finish with warming aromas. The taste gets slightly oaky toward the end.


Final Thought: This is not a Sherry bomb, but in a good way! The aromas are multi-layered and well-integrated. At cask strength, the liquid is more reserved with slightly muted flavors. A spoonful of water, maybe two, significantly opens up the whisky. Personally, I think this is a textbook example of a well-balanced Sherried whisky. Edradour has done it again! Delivering us a quality whisky at a reasonable price 👍🏻


Girl with Cask Strength Score: 92/100.

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