Edradour The Ultimate 2011 9y Cask #30

Thicker Liquor

Reviewed by victor

Something I got my hands on after reading a review. Not very familiar with Edradour before this, but I've tried some very interesting Ballechins and was impressed by the power. Among many other details, Edradour uses worm tubs and seems to tout a thick distillate full of force. I'm curious.

1.9 (Brown sherry)


Not sure if it's the color playing tricks with my nose, but my initial thought is "coffee". Overall soft at first but clearly spirit-y when going a bit deeper, showing its alcoholic strength. Dark chocolate, cooked fruits. Also some lemon notes as well as marzipan.


Big and instant assault on the tongue. Not burning, but intensely tingling and prickling. Bit hard to discern individual flavors right away, I need to get the mouth used to the pleasant onslaught. Flavorwise it seems like a logical continuation of the nose. Lots of wonderful dark, thick sherry flavors. Bit of licorice and some toasty notes as well.


Even bigger than the palate - it keeps growing. The initial dry spiciness gives way to a wonderfully waxy coating . Nice and long.

A lot can happen in nine years! What we have here is what I expected - a heavy sherry bomb. Intense and deep and posing quite a challenge. Not for the faint hearted in any way. The nose is wonderful and then BAM! After the initial shock, this gets better with every sip.


91 / 100
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