In 2002 Signatory Vintage Co. acquired then the smallest Scottish distillery Edradour for £5.4 million.
In the next few years new owners expanded product range tenfold releasing a lot of bottlings finished in various types of wood, many of them single cask. In no time Edradour earned cult status and hundreds of thousands of followers around the world. The whisky presented here was distilled in December 1993, when the distillery was still owned by Campbell Distillers, subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, and aged in plain hogshead for 14 years then transferred into fresh Sauternes hogshead for further 95 months. Bottled at natural strength of 51.4% abv on October 14, 2016 with an outrun of 293 bottles.
Nose: rich, pears, apricots, cantaloupe, ripe grapes, honey, vanilla, sugared almonds, candied lemon peel, nutmeg and dash of white pepper.
Palate: sweet, apricot Danish, sultanas, vanilla, honey, marzipan, white chocolate, roasted nuts and almonds, hints of nutmeg and oak.
Finish: fairly long and sweet, slightly nutty, ripe fruits, sweet pastries and subtle oaky and spicy notes.