Nose: Very sweet - nougat, molten marshmallow and icing sugar. Plenty of honey and nuts present. Soft sherry notes, medium-cocoa chocolate and a smattering of vanilla, lemon and menthol. Quite floral after a while. Slightest touch of peat and soot? Also something faintly vegetal in the background.
Palate: Soft and sweet. Honey, nuts and gentle sherry. Mild chilli peppers.
Finish: Sweet - almost sugary, in fact. Honey, soft sherry and lemon. A chilli pepper heat (quite hot; definitely more prominent than on the palate!) appears after a few seconds and lasts a while, keeping the lemon and honey company right to the end.
For me this is delightful whisky. The chilli heat on the palate and especially finish is a surprise, but I find it works well with the sweet, honeyed character that's so typical of Edradour. A step or two up from the standard 10yo and perhaps worth a try for anyone who is in two minds about the whisky that this distillery produces.
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