Edradour 12yr Caledonia Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Edradour 12yr Caledonia

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  • Distiller:

    Edradour

  • Bottler:

    Edradour

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 83
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Rather rich but unexpectedly refreshing for Edradour. One of the good ones, I like it.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The flavors work surprisingly well and are tied together with a dark caramel and coffee-cake background.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and honeyed with light spices. A few drops of water opens this dram up nicely.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Good resinous grip on the finish to balance the sweetness. The flavors are nicely integrated.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I’ve gone back and forth over and over, but this is just a miss for me. Its bizarre, and will absolutely be someone’s cup of tea, but it’s not mine.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled in 1997, this 12 year expression from Edradour was named and selected by songwriter Don Maclean for his famous song Caledonia. The cask maturation was Oloroso. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Sweet brown sugar. Incredibly musty. Fresh cut wood, sawdust, misty tobacco. Incredibly damp smelling.

  • Taste:

    Thin to medium. Sweet honey, prune, fig, sherry. Pepper, some oak. Super musty again.

  • Finish:

    Medium in length, faint heat. Pepper, musty heat, sweet stewed fruits. Pipe tobacco, cocoa.

  • Overall:

    This is bizarre in that it drinks like a 40yr old sherried malt and a 10yr old sherried malt at the same time, in a way I can’t quite figure out. I’ve gone back and forth over and over, but this is just a miss for me. Its bizarre, and will absolutely be someone’s cup of tea, but it’s not mine. Bye bye, miss Caledonian pie.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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