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Signatory Vintage The Un-Chillfiltered Collection Edradour Red Label French Exclusive 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Drier-styled Oloroso malt with maturity beyond its years. One cask for France only.
Probably decanted from a single cask in 2020, like its sister bottling 'Ballechin', we can't say if we'll be able to source this particular expression again. The stunning old-oak-to-treacle colour promises a genuine sherry kick. As with the distillery's equivalents, you will need to allow breathing time to penetrate through the balsamic and leather opening notes. Once at the heart of the bouquet, there's a generous dose of dark chocolate, walnut, candied orange and pickled ginger-like aromas that follow in a full-bodied delivery of dates, prunes, dark chocolate, leather, bitter peel and old liquorice strap. Mild sulphur adds rusticity without diminishing from the experience. A single ice cube or a few drops of water resolve any prickles and accent the sweeter dried fruit notes. Too much and the profile falls flat. Tasted uncut, the flavours are well-defined, mature for its age and in a style that could be mistaken for quality XO Armagnac - that makes sense given the French connection and their huge appetite for sherried Aberlours. Both offer similar pleasures. 46% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. Bottled for the French retailer, La Maison du Whisky. Cask number not stated.