EDRADOUR 10 ans 2012 Bourbon Antipodes


Colour: bright gold.

Nose: rich, heady. The mentholated first nose is characterised by notes of freshly cut grass, aniseed, oak stave and cypress tree. Allowed to breathe, aromas of a very pure spirit occupy the heart of the aroma palette. On the edges we find white florals (lily of the valley, lily), citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit), green liquorice, acacia honey and walnut stain.

Palate: dense, concentrated. The magnificently peppery attack also reveals particularly delicate eucalyptus, green almond and fresh walnut flavours. The liquorice mid-palate develops refreshingly into notes of white mint, fresh ginger and pine resin. Gradually, the flavour palette brings to mind delicious sweet treats (calisson d’Aix, bêtise de Cambrai mint sweets). At the end of the palate, William’s pear and Golden Delicious apples add a fruity touch to this vegetal universe.

Finish: long, well-rounded. Abundantly fruity (pear, greengage plum, banana, medlar), the start of the finish creates a lively relay and unveils notes of liquorice stick, walnut and chervil that recall the herbaceous character of the nose. In unison, the end of the palate adds a handful of garden vegetables (courgette, green tomato, green bean). On the retro-nasal olfaction, lime blossom honey and plant infusions (verbena, sage) arrive with perfect timing to refresh the palate. The heady empty glass reveals aromas of distillate, wash, mustard poultice and lemon balm.

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SKU: 62589 Categories: , , Brand: Volume: 70clReference: 62589


Although Edradour has built its reputation in large part from its extremely dark and intense sherry cask bottlings, this version is stunning proof that first-fill bourbon cask maturations also suit this Highland single malt perfectly! Creating a striking parallel with elements of great Loire white wines, and more specifically those from the Savennières appellation, behind a fantastic malty bitterness, this single cask reveals herbaceous, floral and fruity aromas and the imprint of a remarkably fresh distillate.

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Weight 1.430 kg


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