Edradour Caledonia 12 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 46% Age: 12 Years Old Country: Scotland
The Edradour Distillery is situated in Perthshire which has been famous through the years for its small farm distilleries but now Edradour distillery is the last man (or lady) standing. It once boasted to be Scotland’s smallest distillery but after an expansion due to demand it is now thought of as Scotland’s Little Gem. The production, which also makes the whisky so unique was once 600 litres per year but now it can produce up to 160,000 litres per year. The name Edradour coming from the Gaelic ‘Edred dobhar’ meaning ‘the stream of King Edred’ who we believe may have been Pictish chieftain in the Dark Ages or a Roman legionnaire who liked this very delicious malt whisky. The distillery was founded in 1825 by local farmers and is currently owned by Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky who purchased the distillery in 2002 from Pernod Ricard. You should expect a creamy malt whisky with hints of mint, nuts and usually has a port or sherry influence.
Edradour Caledonia is a special release, selected by songwriter Dougie Maclean and named after his famous song, Caledonia. The handmade single malt is a small batch bottling. “I wrote Caledonia, in 1977 on a beach in Brittany, France, when I was genuinely homesick for Scotland. My life has always been based in Perthshire. For me, the location of Edradour, with its neat cluster of whitewashed buildings, traditional equipment and employment of ancient methods of making single malt whisky, combined with its state of the art bottling facility, typify Caledonia. So it is great to be joining forces with Andrew Symington and Edradour Distillery, to bring you this wonderfully rich and complex 12 year old single malt.” Dougie Maclean. At a strength of 46% abv and unchillfiltered, Caledonia retains maximum flavour with great depth and body. Initial maturation in ex-bourbon casks followed by an Oloroso Finish of 4-5 years. An old fashioned whisky for those looking for how whisky used to be made.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Rich and creamy with honey sweetness. Fresh figs and dates, soft sherry, hints of oak. Manuka honey notes, polished leather and hints of tobacco. Dark chocolate and orange marmalade, toasted nuts.
Palate: Mouth coating, rich and robust, stewed red berries, treacle toffee, splashes of sherry, caramel and toasted almonds. Freshly toasted bread and salted butter.
Finish: Coats the back palate, cocoa, think spiced hot chocolate with fairy floss.
|Dimensions||35 × 12 × 12 cm|
Bourbon Cask, Sherry Cask
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