Edradour, one of the Scotland smallest distilleries, has been experimenting with various types of wood for over a decade.
Consequently every year brings number of limited releases, some of them being truly unique. The Edradour presented here comprises whisky distilled in November 2000 and aged originally in ex-bourbon barrels then transferred into ex-Barolo hogsheads for 42 months (Barolo is an excellent Italian wine produced from the Nebbiolo grape variety). Bottled at natural strength of 56.7% abv on February 9, 2017 with an outrun of 894 bottles.
Nose: caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, sweet cereals, raspberries, blackberries, oranges, hints of nutmeg and allspice and touch of licorice.
Palate: fruity and mildly spicy, oranges, red berries, caramel, vanilla, black pepper, nutmeg, roasted almonds, oak and just a pinch of salt.
Finish: medium long, with notes of dried fruit, raisins, oak and fading hint of smoke.