This Caledonia Edradour is a special single cask release, selected by songwriter Douglas Maclean and named after his famous song, Caledonia. The cask was an Oloroso sherry cask, distilled in 1997.
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Nose: Sweet, creamy and honeyed, with notes of Manuka honey, hints of dried fig and date, soft sherry and a hint of oak.
Palate: Full and rich with notes of berry fruits, and honey and butter on granary toast. More sherry, caramel and toasted almond.
Finish: Spicy, dry and sprinkled with a dusting of cocoa.
Exceptional Single Malt
Delicious. Even better than the 10 yr.
A wee bit overpriced
I tried a dram sample and found this to be simply delightful. It's a sweet Whisky that is very accurately described in the tasting notes above. But smooth as velvet and absolutely a treat to enjoy. This would be a perfect drink after any meal. If you like Macallan 12 yr., then you'll love this.
21st July 2014
I have had a taste for Edradour since I first visited in 1998 before the ownership change. The products are always drinkable and worth sharing with mates although overpriced when compared to the class of an Ardbeg. BUT READ ON!
I looked forward to visiting this distillery once again on a return tour to Scotland. but will never ever again visit or buy their whisky. I had booked to do the tour but my elderly mother , who is blind and ninety years old obviously was clearly unable to do this. However, to my total disgust an overbearing peasant-class sort of person, whom I believe may be the owner, refused her entry to the toilets. This to me, is the most incredible crass behaviour that I have ever experienced as a visitor to Scotland. Was it really YOU Andrew Symington who refused an old lady, blind from Macular Eye Degeneration, entry to your toilets. Did you choose not to see her 'white stick' or do you just have those 50 pound notes across your eyeballs man? I notice that about 25% of your revues are "Terrible". I might suggest that you take a trip to Islay and experience the wonderful service that all the distilleries there provide. I just made a whisky buying trip there last weekend and savoured the hospitality and their product. I absolutely suggest that your Edradour be removed from the itinerary of any visitors to Scotland there are many pleasant places to go - and where the whisky tastes better!
NOTE TO THE SCOTTISH TOURISM BOARD: Watch out for this kind of poor product on offer to we International visitors. It leaves a long, lingering bad taste.
8th May 2014
Nice but prefer the 10 yr old
21st March 2014
I tried quite a lot of Single Malts before and my cabinet is filled with loads of bottles, but I have to say this is, by far - my new favourite. I will try the other Edradours too because I think I found "my brand". Compared to my "old favourite", which is the Redbreast 12, this is a very "manly" Malt, in my opinion it is like malts are supposed to be.
I like to compare whiskies which each other, so here it goes: The Malt is very intesinsive and which is, I assume the charackter of Edradour. you have it in the 10 yo old too, but not that much, which I assume comes frome the 46% non-chill filterage. It is very thick in the mouth, like the Aberlour 12 non-chill filtered but not as "fresh" fruity. It is more like old juicy fruits, all together with this sickness and this special aroma, where I ask myself if it is a hint of smoke or not
19th December 2013
Sampled at the distillery and quickly became a family favourite. Good, wholesome and traditional stuff, with its own quirky character, just like the distillery - well worth a visit. Nose: Gentle sherry and smooth, lightly spiced oak. Honey and cream, touch of nutmeg and dried Christmas fruits, and a hint of peel. Palate: Well-rounded and quite thick with a rich sherry tone and more dried fruits. Honey and treacle flavours develop, and that toasty butteriness identified above really comes through. Subtle hint of nuts. Finish: Good length, warming with more toasted oak and malty butter notes. Quite dry with more nutmeg and spices, and a hint of heather honey sweetness. A drop of water brings out the sweetness and more of the nutty tones, making almonds and pecans identifiable, nicely complimenting the vanilla.