It’s quite a busy Friday here at Whisky Gospel so we’ll dip into the archive to get some sweet tasting notes for you – a Satuernes Edradour whisky.
It’s a 18 year old whisky from the Edradour distillery aged in a Sauternes wine cask from Chateau D’Yquem. It was distilled in December 1993 and bottled in April 2012.
Initially matured in plain hogsheads, this 1993 vintage Edradour was transferred to a fresh Sauternes cask after more than 14 years for a final 42 month finish, bringing out sweetness to complement the traditionally nutty distillery character.
Edradour 1993 Sauternes (52.7%, £180)
Nose: Powerful, serious punch of rich and thick fruity nose with lots of pear, grapes (and sweet white wine), oily, lots of nuts and pastry dough. there’s a hidden sea of spices down below all that, waiting for a trigger to burst forward.
Palate: spice geyser, sweet grapes, nuts, smooth and creamy, oak and wood spices (but mildly so bitterness is balanced on the fine line here).
Finish: Long finish with sweet grapes, oak and spices, nuts all over the place (no squirrels tho!)
Thoughts: Was great neat at cask strength – so powerful and delicious. didn’t bother to add water. This one is (was) expensive, so considering the lack of bottles in stores, consider yourself saved from spending 180 quid on it.