Edradour is the smallest distillery in Scotland, a true "Farmhouse" operation, with only one wash still and one spirit still. This distillery only produces 12 casks per week, which are then laid up for 10yrs to produce this whisky. It has a lovely pale straw color, with an ABV of 43%.
Nose: Ripe fruit & honey. Quite an aromatic whisky.
For comparison, M. Jackson describes the nose as follows: "floral, with vanilla, caramel and faint earthy notes."
I should have said "floral", because that is a good description. It definitely has more than just a sweetness to it, but I wouldn't call it caramel. I understand about the earthy notes. It is faint, but it adds a depth to the aroma.
Body: Rich with a good mouth feel.
Palate: A bit creamy, with more of an apple and pear flavor of ripe fruit. There is something in the back, rounding the fruit with a bit of biscuit? Dried apple. A hint of dark chocolate.
Finish: Nice spice on the finish, and seems to linger. A medium-long finish. Slight orange peel. Maybe candied orange peel? Not citrus-like, but just the peel flavor.
I was expecting toffee, caramel, or creme brule. What I got was a candied orange peel with a bit of spice. This is a decent whisky. I could really get used to this one, and enjoy it quite a bit. However, my expectations were not met and therefore I feel a bit disappointed.