EDRADOUR 12 YEAR OLD Caledonia Set1 Bottle & 2 Glasses 46%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 16055
Matured in first-fill sherry barrels, this Edradour 12 year old, called Caledonia, is beautifully crafted. And for good reason, since it was selected by famous Scottish songwriter Dougie MacLean.
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- Appearance : gold with glints of copper.
- Nose : direct sherry flavours. Marked by spices and cloves. Fresh notes of pine resin. Opens up onto more animal notes of leather. Becomes richer with coffee and dark chocolate. Fruity notes of strawberry and prunes. Citrus fruit, lemon. Reappearance of wood and Zan (liquorice-flavoured sweets). Reminiscent of pastries.
- Palate : concentrated, very rich. Evokes black liquorice and coffee beans. Develops more fruitiness (citrus fruit and orange). Precise notes of honey and cocoa powder. A basketful of spices, cinnamon.
- Overall : fresh, minty, white-fleshed fruit. Finishes with malted barley. Not a hint of bitterness.
- The brand
The Edradour distillery is known most of all for the individual style of its single malt, which is exported throughout the world. Interestingly, the distillery’s owner Andrew Symington, has begun working on special finishes, each one more innovative than the last (Burgundy, Chardonnay, Châteauneuf-du-pape, Madeira, Moscatel, Port, Sassicia, Tokaji, etc.), with these new releases revolutionising the distillery’s somewhat outdated image. Under the directorship of Iain Henderson, the former director of Laphraoig, at the end of 2002 Edradour began producing a second, very peaty, single malt called Ballechin, the name of a former distillery in the region. Find out more
Since 2005, with the opening of the Kilchoman micro-distillery on the isle of Islay, Edradour is probably no longer the smallest distillery in Scotland. Tucked away on the edge of a small valley, among the hills over the town of Pitlochry, this distillery resembles a charming little village with its red shutters, landscaped garden and gently splashing stream. Purchased in 2002 by Andrew Symington, the founder of Signatory Vintage, Edradour has become more than just a tourist attraction. This distillery-farm concentrates all the operations involved in the production of whisky in a single room, from the mill to the still, which is the smallest size authorized by the British Customs and Excise department. Very traditional, Eradour receives 100,000 visitors a year, who are literally transported to the 19th century in this remarkable time capsule.
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