When this mini was picked up a few years ago, you could find Edradour’s tribute to the film “The Fairy Flag” on a few shelves around the world.
The story of The Fairy Flag is the union of the Clan Chief of the Macleod’s and Titania, a fairy maiden, with her flag said to be endowed with supernatural power, protecting the MacLeod’s… a flag that can be seen on display at Dunvegan Castle.
As mysterious as the maiden is whether the feature film was ever released! Rory Mhor Nicoll and Peter Columbia, it doesn’t seem to have been officially released. Instead Rory’s association with Edradour led to a film about Edradour and a documentary about the making of the film.
Edradour Fairy Flag 15 year 46%
- Nose – A heavy sherry pudding, dried fruits, yummy custard, caramel chocolate, coffee, cream cheese icing, citrus fruits
- Palate – A wonderful spice – specifically dry spices, dry fruits, a puff of smoke
- Finish – Had a terrific substance
We joked this was no flighty fairy, more like a gnome. And frankly delivered everything you would want in a whisky. It was also a terrific way to kick off our sampling evening.
We set it aside to revisit after sampling the others… We found it absolutely kept its character. If anything, it evolved into a sprightly dance – exceedingly tasty.
We enjoyed it so much wondered if it is still available – alas it is not… pity.
What do the folks over at Edradour have to say?
Following initial maturation in ex Bourbon casks for 8 years, this whisky has been matured for a further 7 years in fresh Oloroso Sherry casks. Mahogany in colour, this Single Malt is characterized by rich fruits, chocolate and a robust long warming finish.
- Nose: Dried fruits like raisins and plums, vanilla.
- Palate: Delicious rich Christmas cake with caramel and chocolate. Typical mouth feel coming from the old copper farm stills.
- Finish: Sweet and spicy, lingering and warming.
Unchillfiltered • Natural Colour • Distilled, Matured and Bottled at Edradour.
So what did we try in our minis evening?
- Edradour 17 year (1999) Bordeaux Cask Finish 55.2%
- BenRiach 12 year 43%
- Glenrothes (1992/2016) Cask 1 Lustau Sherry Finish 55.3%
- BenRiach 22 year Moscatel 46% (SMSW)\
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