Edradour, Caledonia 12YO (700ml)
"Caledonia" 12YO Single Malt Whisky
Caledonia Edradour is a special release, selected by songwriter Dougie Maclean and named after his famous song, Caledonia. The handmade single malt is a small batch bottling.
“I wrote Caledonia, in 1977 on a beach in Brittany, France, when I was genuinely homesick for Scotland. My life has always been based in Perthshire. For me, the location of Edradour, with its neat cluster of whitewashed buildings, traditional equipment and employment of ancient methods of making single malt whisky, combined with its state of the art bottling facility, typify Caledonia. So it is great to be joining forces with Andrew Symington and Edradour Distillery, to bring you this wonderfully rich and complex 12 year old single malt.” Dougie Maclean
At a strength of 46% abv and unchillfiltered, Caledonia retains maximum flavour with great depth and body. Initial maturation in ex-bourbon casks followed by an Oloroso Finish of 4-5 years. An old fashioned whisky for those looking for how whisky used to be made.
Nose: Rich and creamy with honey sweetness. Fresh figs and dates, soft sherry, hints of oak. Manuka honey notes, polished leather and hints of tobacco. Dark chocolate and orange marmalade, toasted nuts.
Palate: Mouth coating, rich and robust, stewed red berries, treacle toffee, splashes of sherry, caramel and toasted almonds. Freshly toasted bread and salted butter.
Finish: Coats the back palate, cocoa, think spiced hot chocolate with fairy floss.