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Edradour 1996 Port Cask Finish

When I was in Paris in May 2013 I visited La Maison du Whisky and I noticed a sample set of four cask strength Edradour expressions and this was the first one I tried back my hotel.   The nose was fruity and buttery with marshmallow and vanilla as well. The alcohol develops with a little time (maybe warmth) as this was bottled at 57% ABV. The taste is alcohol led at first, powerful but still balanced and not too heavy. More creamy sweet fruits and then some oak spice and unexpected coffee notes. The finish is sweet and long as the alcohol dries the palate. A little water helps to soften the alcohol and bring up the sweetness. Of the four samples this was probably my favorite, don’t know much about it but I would guess by color it was not a ruby port cask.

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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