Edradour 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky
Edradour 10 Year Old is one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries and at the heart of the range, this 10 year old Eastern Highlander is a rather unique single malt, a decidedly rum-like dram with a thick mouthfeel. The distillery’s methods of production remain virtually unchanged in the last 150 years, and we can see why. If it ain’t broke and all that. This single malt’s decade of ageing was spent in a combination of Oloroso sherry and bourbon casks. This is one sherry monster and we love it.
A tiny distillery in Perthshire is home to Edradour, one of Scotland’s most endearingly different malts. Delicious honey notes complimented by an oily mouthfeel and a stylish finish.
Edradour 10 Year Old is noted as being the smallest distillery in all of Scotland; well, at least it was until 2005 when Kilchoman came on the scene. Producing just 12 casks per week, it would be easy for Edradour to just be a tourist spot and not be concerned with what they put out; fortunately for us whisky lovers, they are. It’s still worth a visit to the distillery to see the sheer volume of different bottlings and experiments they produce. The antiquated equipment used in various stages of production are all in working order and quite the sight to see.
Medium, great complexity. Thoroughly fruity, sherry, sweetness, alluring vanilla.
Cloying, seductive murkiness. Rum, barley, toasted almonds. Some may find themselves lost in the mêlée, not quite enough method to the madness.
Any confusion is arrested: spiced fruitcake with crème anglaise.
An unusual malt.