Edradour 2000 Frühburgunder Barrique Finish

Tasty Tastings Episode 78

A few years ago, Andrew Symington, owner of Edradour, decided to do a collaboration with Klaus Singer-Fischer, owner of the winery Singer-Fischer. The result were three Edradour single malts finished in wine casks provided by Singer-Fischer. They were a complete success, so the two decided to join forces again. In autumn 2013, Singer-Fischer sent Symington another three barrique casks (225 liter each).

And here they are: three new single cask expressions, all finished in different kinds of wine casks.

The first one I want to review today is the Edradour 2000 Frühburgunder Barrique Finish. It was initially matured for 13 years in ex Bourbon Hogsheads and was then finished for 2 years in a rare Frühburgunder (Pinot Noir Précoce) barrique cask made of American Oak.


Edradour 2000 Frühburgunder Barrique Finish

Edradour 2000 Frühburgunder Barrique Finish









Name: Edradour 2000 Frühburgunder Barrique Finish
Distilled: 28.06.2000
Bottled: 22.10.2015
Age: 15 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Edradour
Cask Type: Frühburgunder Barrique Cask Finish
Number of Bottles: 366
Strength: 46.0% vol.
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Not only does the color reminds me of a rose wine, but so does the aroma. A fresh and fruity rose wine to be exact. Strawberries, sour cherries and some other berries, accompanied by vanilla and hints of charred oak.


Dry and a bit sweet, but as not fruity as the nose promised. Red berries and vanilla, balanced by some spices. A tiny bit of glazed ginger and citrus fruits. Becomes more oaky towards the end. Very vinous overall.


Medium and drying with a good portion of oak. Bitter chocolate glazed ginger, hints of dry earth and… roquefort blue cheese?


Still identifiable as a single malt, but as one with a very dominant wine finish. Not something for everyone.

Score: 83 / 100


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