Sir Edward’s is a trademark of Bardinet, a French company. Bardinet’s parent company La Martiniquaise bought Glen Moray distillery in 2008 (seller was Glenmorangie). There mostly comes the malt whiskey for Sir Edward’s blended scotch. Likely this is the birth year of the label, even though there is a year 1891 put on the label. Bardinet also produces Label 5 blended Scotch, which is among top 10 most sold Scotch, but also some brandys and rums. Sir Edward’s is distilled and matured in Scotland, blended and bottled in France. Sir Edward’s is said to be the 12th most sold Scotch in the world. 20cl bottle costs 5.89€
Nose is sharp and quite alcoholic. Hints of fruits and honey. Flowers, grain whisky, nuts, cereals and bananas. Taste is also sharp and quite hot, plenty of grain whisky, a bit of apple, cinnamon and hints of vanilla and pepper. Aftertaste is short, some pepper and banana. It tastes quite the same as the other French product, William Peel. It’s more floral and fruity than Scotch in usual, it looks like French customers enjoy Speyside like sweet and fruity tones. It’s better than the worst and rather unknown bottlings from Glasgow, but somehow weaker than the big players, Grant’s and Ballantines. It’s not a nice sipper, but it suits very well on cocktails due to its fruity and floral taste profile.