Edradour, which markets itself as Scotland’s little gem, is one of the smallest and most picturesque Scottish distilleries however the expansion completed in 2018 doubled its capacity to 260,000 liters of spirit per annum.
The last change of ownership took place in 2002, when Signatory Vintage, an Independent Bottling Company owned by Andrew Symington took over the operations. The product range expanded immediately making Edradour one of the most innovative whisky producers. The Natural Cask Strength range presented in Ibisco decanter was introduced in 2003 and immediately caught customers’ attention. Here we have the March 2018 release, whisky distilled in December 2004 and aged in ex-Oloroso sherry butt no. 444. Bottled at 56% abv with an outrun of 705 bottles.
Nose: rich, raisins, prunes, black cherries, honey, crème brûlée, hazelnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, dash of black pepper and sherried oak.
Palate: fruity, raisins, oranges, apricots, honey-roasted almonds, vanilla cream, nutmeg, cloves, hints of tobacco and leather and well-integrated oak.
Finish: pretty long, with notes of dried fruit, dark chocolate, nutmeg, tobacco and oak.