This Black Friday we have released a new Nickolls & Perks Exclusive from popular independent bottler Signatory Vintage. The whisky, which Craig Mills from N&P selected at the distillery earlier this year, is a 12 year old Edradour distilled in 2006 and matured in a refill sherry hogshead. Bottled on the 4th of November 2019, just 272 bottles were filled at 57.% ABV.
About the Edradour Distillery
Dating back to 1825, Edradour is commonly known for being the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland. Tucked into the heart of Perthsire, the distillery, known as the ‘little model village’ is one of the most picturesque spots to share a dram.
In 2002, it was thanks to Signatory for acquiring the distillery and focusing solely on producing single malts, after their whisky had been used to produce a number of blended whiskies in the many years prior. Today, Signatory operate everything at Edradour, and since we’ve seen some fascinating whiskies being released, including an array of intriguing wine finishes to some of the best sherry-matured whiskies on the market.
Edradour 12 Year Old 2006 (cask 406) – Signatory Cask Strength Collection (Nickolls & Perks Exclusive) 57.4%
Our first Nickolls & Perks exclusive from Signatory Vintage and a first from this distillery, this whisky is the final bottling of Scotch whisky that we will be releasing this year from our range of own-selected whiskies. Released just in time for Christmas, this single malt offers an amazing character with notes of dark honey and mocha followed by a plenitude of fruit. With just 272 bottles released from a single cask we don’t expect this one to hang around for long.
Tasting Note by Craig Mills (Nickolls & Perks):
Nose: Thick cut marmalade and malty brown bread to begin, then some apple strudel with extra clove and nutmeg spice. Packed with sultanas and raisins, some creamy liqueur coffee, dark honey, fig jam and aromatic-nutty sherry wood.
Palate: Malt loaf and stewed plums open up to rich sherry oak and honey roasted nuts. Some treacle toffee, mocha and some savoury elements (think treacle baked clove studded Christmas ham). Late caramelised pineapple and well polished/rounded oak.
Finish: Brown bread and butter pudding and plum and damson compote. Some anise, dark honey and baked apples stuffed with dried fruit, and lingering autumnal leafy/nutty notes.
Comments: We think this takes the ever popular Edradour single malt onto another level, and offers a wonderfully balanced and elegant sherry oak character.
You can now pick up a bottle of Edradour 12 Year Old 2006 (cask 406) – Signatory Cask Strength Collection (Nickolls & Perks Exclusive) for £95 in-store or on our website here. Plus we are offering free UK delivery til Monday 2 December.