Edencroft has 5 New additions to it’s range this week with whiskies from regions and / or countries such as: Highlands, Isle of Skye, Mull and Speyside.
The brands include Old Pulteney, Talisker, Tamdhu, Tobermory & Tomintoul.
The ages of the new whiskies range from 14 to 30 Year Old malts.
||Old Pulteney – Navigator
Country: Scotland Region: Highlands
Age: Strength: 46%
Summary: Old Pulteney launches Navigator as a limited edition exclusive.
This is the launch bottle from Old Pulteney, the Maritime Malt, in conjunction with the sponsorship of the Clipper Round the World yacht race.
The competing Old Pulteney yacht has been designed specifically to replicate the Navigator packaging.
Matured in ex American bourbon and ex Spanish Sherry casks.
Nose: Sweet and crisp. Layers of tangy apples and dried fruit harmonise with hints of chocolate and fresh vanilla.
Taste: Full-bodied and rich in flavour. A burst of honey, cocoa and oranges eases into a long-lasting, spicy finish with a maritime surprise at the end.
This product will be available for delivery after the 16th September.
|70cl||£ 38.75 BUY NOW|
||Talisker – 30 Year Old Single Malt – 2010 Release
Country: Scotland Region: IsleofSkye
Age: 30 Year Old. Strength: 57.30%
Summary: A limited edition, natural cask strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
From the only distillery on the Isle of Skye.
Fifteenth and equal oldest limited release to be offered by the distillery.
From American & European Oak refill casks.
Interesting to compare with four previous bottlings of this age in the same series, all of them whiskies of great dignity, subtle nuance and easy balance.
Fewer than 3,000 individually numbered bottles available world-wide.
A consistently excellent, mild-mannered Talisker perfect for more subtle tastes.
DESCRIPTION: A more mature, reserved Talisker which is also confident, consistent and clearly in its prime. An interesting and complex whisky, with aromas that change constantly and a lively taste; remains a Talisker through and through and is an excellent example.
APPEARANCE: Full gold. Good beading.
NOSE: Mildnose-feel. Very reserved ,and slow. At first, teasing fruit acidity (red apple skins) and dried fruits, with sweeter notes (rum toffee, chocolate brownies). Quickly then, sooty smoke (a burned out peat fire) with, after a while, alluring, aromatic spices (frankincense, clove, cedar) and polished oak, followed by more fruit, now boiled sweets. Water makes it more maritime, with iodine, menthol and beach scents, but there are also notes of milk chocolate and soft vanilla toffee in the smoky development.
PALATE: Drinks well at full strength. Slow but consistent, with autumn berries and dried fruit. Cherry stones. Cooling at first, then becoming hot and lively. Water (add only a little) brings up a pleasant smooth texture. It’s now quite sweet and again cooling to start (tart au chocolat) then warming overall, with some salt, a trace of acidity and some very measured, slightly sooty, smoke.
FINISH: Long, with roasted malt, the ghost of black pepper, and some nutmeg in the smoky and savoury aftertaste.
|70cl||£ 210.00 BUY NOW|
||Tamdhu – 21 Year Old – Old & Rare Edition
Country: Scotland Region: Speyside
Age: 21 Year Old Strength: 53.6%
Summary: Douglas Laing & Co. proudly offer this fine example of the Distillers’ Art as a special selection from their oldest stocks of whisky. No water is added to reduce its strength, as the Angel’s share has already taken care of that. No caramel, colouring is added, so that you can see it’s pure and natural colour. They have chosen to bottle this malt without chill-filtration in the old fashioned and traditional style. By so doing, they leave in the entire Distillers’ preferred qualities apparent on the nose, palate and finish – self evident when you remove the cork. As you can see on the label, this is one bottle of a very restricted offering, which once consumed, cannot ever be repeated.
Sweetly sherried – full of thick dark juicy fruited quality with molasses and a late barley gristiness all apparent on the nose. Palatewise – anticipate some raisin, grape, date and citrus hues plus vanilla pods all running to a soft, subtle sugary/oaked finish.
|70cl||£ 270.00 BUY NOW|
||Tobermory – Old Malt Cask 15 Year Old Edition
Country: Scotland Region: Mull
Age: 15 Year Old Strength: 50%
Summary: Cask: Refill Hogshead DL No:Â 7933.
Bottles from Cask: 289.
Distilled:Â April 1996.
Bottled:Â Dec 2012.
Nose: dry hay, cut grass, wet muddy puddles & light peat.
Taste: sweetly phenolic + liqourice, camphor and barley.
Finish: the spices are sweet, the peat is softer, the grass drier.
|70cl||£ 66.85 BUY NOW|
||Tomintoul – 14 Year Old Single Malt
Country: Scotland Region: Speyside
Age: 14 Year Old Strength: 46%
Summary: Tomintoul distillery was founded by the whisky broking firms W&S Strong and Hay & MacLeod. In 1974, the number of stills were doubled from 2 to 4, when its first single malt was marketed. For a number of years Tomintoul Single Malt was renowned for its perfume shaped bottle.The distillery is 8 miles from Tomintoul village which is used by walkers and climbers as a base camp. Nose: curiously, there is a sea-weed saltiness attached to this one: not exactly what you expect to find from a malt made and (I think) matured in the centre of the Scottish Highlands. But it adds a compellingly attractive – if eyebrow raising – element to this delicately framed and gently structured, lightly honeyed malt fest. The oak splendidly keeps within the spirit of the style; Taste: just how many variations on a honeyed theme can you get? Here I count at least five, each wave coming in after the other with just the odd nip and tuck or expansion of its intensity; the very faintest smoke is detectable and just when the natural caramels appear to be getting too excited, the malt re-establishes itself; Finish: medium length, bur sheer quality all the way: Bird’s custard mixing dreamily with drier, playfully spiced, oaky vanillas. The lightest of oils spreads the grassy, sharper malts to ensure a wonderful lightness of touch; Balance: not a single weakness: no bitterness, no off notes, no caramels other than those naturally from the oak, no sulphur. Just magnificent whisky bottled exactly the way it is meant to be. An absolute corker from this little-known but outstanding distillery and one of the most delicately complex distillery bottlings of the year.
|70cl||£ 37.75 BUY NOW|