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Edradour 10yr Sauternes Cask Scotch Review

Edradour 10yr Sauternes Cask Scotch Review

Distilled & Bottled by Edradour

Region: Highlands

Type: Single malt

ABV: 60.7%

Age: 10yrs

Color: copper

This Edradour bottling comes from a single Sauternes cask (no. 334) and was distilled in October of 2008 before being bottled in May of 2019. It was bottled at cask strength without chill filtration or added coloring.

Tasting Notes


Nose: Strong notes of grape and barley at first sniff, behind which are herbal notes of clove and fennel and some creamy, sweet milk chocolate as well. But the grape note is the real star. It smells sticky, jammy and full of sweetness. Delicious.

Palate: Thick mouthfeel, though still sweet and herbal. There is also a reminder of the whisky’s proof along with some wood spice on the palate that ends in more milk chocolate.

Finish: Long in length and driven by that grape note (though here it is grape juice). I find barley crackers which remind me a bit of Communion on Sunday as well as a little more of the herbal/fennel note on the finish.

Rating: 8/10, Excellent

Conclusion: I really enjoy this whisky especially with its herbal notes. I don’t often find fennel in a bottle of Scotch, which made this one stand out. The whole dram is very rich and although it isn’t particularly complex, it is jam-packed with delicious flavors that work so well together.

Overall, there is a ton of cask influence here which really sets it off. This is another well done offering from Edradour.

Rating | Description

1 | Undrinkable
2 | Bad
3 | Poor
4 | Below Average
5 | Average
6 | Above Average
7 | Good
8 | Great
9 | Excellent
10 | Perfect

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