Edradour 9 Years Old The Ultimate Cask Strength Cask 266 58.9% 2013

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Distillery Edradour
Bottler van Wees
Serie The Ultimate Cask Strength
Bottled for
Distilled date 05.06.2013
Bottling date 15.02.2023
Country Scotland
Region Highlands
Age 9
Cask Type 1st Fill Sherry Butt
Cask Number 266
Alcohol percentage 58.9
Volume 0,70
Stock 0

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In the heart of the picturesque Scottish Highlands lies the Edradour Distillery, renowned for its traditional methods and distinctive whiskies. Among their esteemed releases is the Edradour 9 Years Old, a remarkable expression bottled for The Ultimate Cask Strength series by the esteemed Dutch independent bottler and distributor, Van Wees.

A Taste of Tradition

Crafted on the 5th of June 2013 and bottled on the 15th of February 2023, this particular expression showcases the artistry and dedication of Edradour's distillers. What sets this release apart is not only its age but also its cask strength, offering an intense and unadulterated tasting experience.

The Maturation Process

Matured in a 1st Fill Sherry Butt, Cask 266, this whisky has absorbed the rich flavors and aromas characteristic of sherry casks. The interaction between the spirit and the wood imparts layers of complexity, resulting in a whisky that is both nuanced and robust.

Tasting Notes

At 58.9% ABV, Edradour 9 Years Old exudes boldness from the moment it touches the palate. The nose is greeted with an enticing bouquet of dried fruits, dark chocolate, and hints of oak. On the palate, a symphony of flavors unfolds, with notes of raisins, figs, toffee, and a subtle spice that tantalizes the senses. The mouthfeel is luxurious, coating the tongue with a velvety texture that lingers long after each sip. The finish is long and warming, leaving behind traces of dried fruits and a lingering sweetness.

Limited Edition Rarity

With only 672 bottles available, Edradour 9 Years Old is a rare find indeed. Each bottle is individually numbered, adding to its collectible appeal. Whisky enthusiasts and collectors alike will undoubtedly cherish the opportunity to own a piece of this limited edition release.

The Ultimate Cask Strength Series by Van Wees

Van Wees, the esteemed Dutch independent bottler and distributor, is known for its commitment to quality and authenticity. The Ultimate Cask Strength series exemplifies their dedication to sourcing exceptional casks from distilleries across Scotland. Each release is carefully selected and bottled at cask strength, allowing the true character of the whisky to shine through.

Final Thoughts

Edradour 9 Years Old: The Ultimate Cask Strength Cask 266 is a testament to the craftsmanship and artistry of both Edradour Distillery and Van Wees. From its rich and complex flavors to its limited edition status, this whisky is sure to delight connoisseurs and collectors alike. Whether enjoyed neat or with a splash of water to unlock its full potential, this expression promises an unforgettable tasting experience that pays homage to Scotland's proud whisky-making heritage.

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