Review #1255 – Edradour 13 Year Old 2005 Sherry (Cask #144) – Signatory Ibisco Decanter

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of 13yr old spirit distilled at Edradour. Released by Signatory Vintage, this was matured fully in a sherry cask and bottled at cask strength without any filtering or coloring.

Review #1255 | Scotch Review #434

Distiller: Edradour

Bottler: Edradour

Selection: N/A

ABV: 66.3% ABV

Age: 13 Years


Nose: Big, brash wine. Raspberry, sulphur, musty pipe tobacco. Some ethanol here. Stewed fruits, currants, blackberry, pepper.

Taste: Thick and rich. Raspberry, cherry cordial candy. Cocoa, musty tobacco. Honey, blackberry, currant and a well integrated oak presence. Syrupy and powerful. Heat is shockingly tame despite the monstrous proof.

Finish: Long, powerful and rich. Cocoa, jammy blackberry and strawberry. Faintly nutty, some pecan, lots of rich tobacco. Slightly drying, faint tannins.

Overall: Really phenomenal bottling that manages to accentuate big, bold flavors, without ripping your head off or succumbing too cloying sweetness or massive bitterness. Really, really impressive.

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Rank: 7


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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