I got a chance to taste Batch 2 of the Edradour 2003 Ruby Port Cask Matured single malt from the smallest distillery in Scotland, located in Highland region. I was kinda excited because notes of strawberries had been stated in reviews. And of course, the pessimist that I am, I was feeling doubtful about it. Batch 2 has been distilled in November 2003 and bottled March 2013.
Matured for over 9 years in Ruby Port hogsheads, so strawberries or not, there was going to be at least a fair amount of red fruit or berry sweetness in this palate. This is a limited edition, I read somewhere, that only 2500 bottles were produced.
Amazingly enough, Edradour 2003 Ruby Port Cask really gave me a touch of strawberries! It still isn’t one of my top whiskies, but manages to offer an exotic and unique palate. I was being skeptical about the content. But when I really did spot ’em, there was no other way than make a statement: Strawberry Fields are here – forever.
Big blast of red fruit flavors come first in a pointy way, but if you leave it alone for 30 minutes or longer, it gets nice and smooth.