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Edradour

Edradour is perhaps best known as one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries, producing a mere 90,000 litres per annum with a work force of just three. Established in 1825 in the hills of Pitlochry, Edradour (pronounced ‘EDD-ra-DOWer’) maintains its heritage as an almost artisanal distillery. The heart of the range, a ten-year old, exhibits an unconventional charm, uncharacteristic of a highland single malt.

Edradour was acquired in 1982 by drinks giant Pernod Ricard. Following the acquisition, three quarters of the distillery's yield was initially used in the production of blended whiskies, notably including ‘House of Lords’ and the auspiciously named ‘King’s Ransom’. It was not until Signatory acquired the distillery in 2002, that Edradour concentrated its efforts, almost solely, on producing single malts. Renowned for experimenting with various outlandish wood finishes, Edradour has released various malts matured in some rather interesting casks, a ‘Chardonnay Finish’, a ‘Côte de Provence’ and a curious ‘Tokaji Wood Finish’ being among the number.

Signatory moved its base of operations to Edradour after building a bottling plant and warehouse at the site. In 2003, Edradour experimented with a peated single malt, named ‘Ballechin’, with peat levels of 50ppm, launching it in 2006. A new bottling of Ballechin has and will be released every year, each time finished in a different wood, until it has reached full maturity at ten years.

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About Edradour Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01796 472095

Distillery Founded

1825

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Address

Pitlochry, Perthshire

Distillery Owner

Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co. Ltd

Distillery Website

www.edradour.com

1825

This is probably the year when a distillery called Glenforres is founded by farmers in Perthshire.

1837

The first year Edradour is mentioned.

1841

The farmers form a proprietary company, John MacGlashan & Co.

1886

The American company J. G. Turney & Sons acquires Edradour through its subsidiary William Whitely & Co.

1922

William Whiteley buys the distillery in order to produce its own blended whiskies, among them King’s Ransom and House of Lords. The distillery is renamed Glenforres-Glenlivet.

1975

Pernod Ricard buys Campbell Distilleries.

1982

Campbell Distilleries (Pernod Ricard) buys Edradour and builds a visitors’ centre.

1986

Edradour’s first single malt (10 years) is released.

2002

Edradour is bought by Andrew Symington from Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky for £5.4 million (£3 million consists of stocks). The product range is expanded in autumn with a 10 year old and a 13 year old cask strength. Iain Henderson, Distillery Manager at Laphroaig, becomes Director of Operations at Edradour.

2003

A 30 year old and a 10 year old that are non chill-filtered are released. As an experiment a heavily peated variety (50ppm) is also distilled.

2004

A number of wood finishes (port, sauternes, burgundy and chardonnay) are launched as cask strength.

2006

James McGowan becomes the new distillery manager. The first bottling of peated Ballechin is released.

2007

A Madeira matured Ballechin is released.

2008

A Ballechin matured in port pipes and a 10 year old Edradour with a Sauternes finish are released.

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A tasting glass from one of Scotland's smallest distillers, Edradour. Perfect for nosing a wonderful 10 year old from the Highland distillery.  More info
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One of Scotland's smallest distilleries, Edradour, loves finishing their stellar whiskies in interesting casks. This expression, for example, was finished in a Barolo wine cask, giving the 10 year old...  More info
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A release of 966 cask strength, 50cl bottles from a single ex-Sherry hogshead. Distilled at Edradour in December 2002 and bottled in June 2013.  More info
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A release of 971 bottles from Edradour's Straight from the Cask range, it was aged for a period of 10 years in sherry butt 462. As ever, this 50cl bottle comes in a handsome wooden case.

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This was distilled on the 19th November 1997, and it was filled into hogsheads. On the 2nd May 2007, it was reracked into a Chateauneuf du Pape hogshead, before it was bottled on the 18th April 2011...  More info
The first batch of a lovely whisky from Edradour - wholly matured in Sauternes casks. This was filled into oak on December 2003 and it was bottled in September 2011.  More info
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This Edradour was distilled on the 14th September 1998, and it was filled into hogsheads before being transferred on the 2nd May 2007 to a Bordeaux Hogshead. It was bottled on the 18th October 2011...  More info
This was distilled at Edradour on the 14th September 1998 and it was filled into hogsheads before being transferred on the 2nd May 2007 for a finish in a Sassicaia wine cask. It was bottled on the...  More info
A wonderful Edradour, distilled in December 2003 and aged entirely in a Chardonnay wine cask before bottling in September 2011. This is batch 1.  More info
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This was distilled at Edradour on the 30th June 2000 and it was aged in hogsheads until the 22nd November 2008, at which time it was transferred into a Burgundy hogshead and finished before bottling...  More info
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This was distilled at Edradour on the 30th June 2000 and it was aged in hogsheads before being disgorged and recasked into a Chardonnay hogshead on the 22nd November 2008. It was finally bottled on...  More info
A fruity, rich, strawberry jam of a whisky from Edradour. This stuff was finished in a Chateauneuf-du-Pape cask and bottled at natural cask strength.  More info
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From Edradour's handsomely packaged Straight from the Cask range, this was distilled on the 26th November 2001 and aged in a single sherry butt (number 1015) before bottling after 10 years on the 24th...  More info
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A beautiful release from Edradour's Straight from the Cask range. This an 11 year old single cask Highland malt, distilled on the 30th June, and finished in a Chardonnay hogshead before bottling on...  More info
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As with the rest of Edradour's SFTC range this was bottled 'Straight From the Cask', and finished in casks previously used in the production of Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes. This has paid off, producing...  More info
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A cask-strength Edradour from 1998, bottled in a beautiful decanter. This is a very limited release of only a few hundred bottles from Scotland's smallest distillery.  More info
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This is the second release of bourbon cask matured whisky from Edradour. It's presented in a nice decanter and bottled at natural cask strength.  More info
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The second batch of Edradour's Burgundy cask matured, 2003 vintage single malt, with this batch having been bottled in July 2012.  More info
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Here is the ninth release of the mouth-filling and delicious port cask-matured Edradour. This was bottled in February 2012, and comes from cask 374…  More info
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A 14-year-old Edradour that's spent four years in Moscatel casks following a 10 year maturation of ten years. It's bottled at cask strength.  More info
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A 13 year old whisky from Edradour. Distilled in 1998, this whisky spent just under 5 years maturing in Bordeaux Wine Casks. Bottled at Cask Strength and presented in a vibrant purple presentation...  More info
A 50cl bottle of Edradour that was was aged in hogsheads before transferring to a port pipe. It was bottled at cask strength and is unchillfiltered.  More info
An un-chillfiltered Edradour released by Signatory, this is part of their un-chillfiltered collection and it's bottled at 46%.  More info
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A delicious 13 year old Edradour, distilled in November 1997 and finished for 3-and-a-bit years in a single Moscatel hogshead before bottling in January 2011. There are just 435 decanter bottles of...  More info
This is a portwood finished Edradour that has been aged for eleven years and bottled at natural cask strength.  More info
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