Review #891 (2022)
This is bottled exclusively for Denmark, and matured in a first fill Sherry butt, with the cask number #218. It’s only a part of that cask, as the other part is bottled for the Signatory “The Un-Chillfiltered Collection” series (see my review here). Only 378 bottles were made. Dried fruits, roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate in the smell.
As the nose indicated, a fantastic Sherry bomb! Heavy on the dried fruits in the taste, oak, spices, tannins and a bit of tobacco. The finish is still full of the dried fruits, but some sweet cherry and marzipan appears, as a perfect addition. In the far background, I get a floral note, that goes all the way through the taste to the finish – classic Edradour character!
Even though it is a heavy Sherry influenced whisky, it still has that classic Edradour DNA. Sometimes, that is a bit too floral/soapy for me, but not here. If you love Sherry whiskies and Edradour, this is a no-brainer! I will give this 91/100 (22/23/23/23).
See review of the other cask #218 bottling here.