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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 cask strength, 12 year old Edradour. This was finished in a Madeira cask for added fruity flavour. Part of an outturn of 503 bottles.  More info
Distilled at Edradour on the 19th November 1997. This was aged in hogsheads before transferring to a port pipe on the 2nd May 2007. It was bottled at cask strength on the 8th September 2010 and there...  More info
This was distilled at the Edradour distillery on the 19th November 1997 and it was initially matured in a hogshead before it was re-racked on the 2nd May 2007 into a Sassicaia hogshead. It was finally...  More info
Initially aged in hogsheads, this Edradour was finished in Sassicaia red wine casks. The result is an incredibly fruity, spicy 12 year old highland whisky.  More info
Distilled at Edradour on the 14th September 1998, and aged in hogsheads before reracking into a Bordeaux wine cask on the 2nd May 2007. Bottled as an outturn of 435 bottles on the 1st November 2010.  More info
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A 1998 vintage Edradour, at cask strength. This was finished in a Sassicaia wine cask - Italy's answer to Bordeaux. Just 461 bottles of this were released.  More info
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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
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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This was distilled at Edradour on the 30th June 2000 before a hogshead maturation. Then, in 2008, it was re-racked into a Chardonnay wine hogshead before bottling for the Straight from the Cask range...  More info
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It's not every day that you see whisky that's been finished in a Chardonnay cask, that's for sure. Well today is one of those days, friends! This Edradour single malt was distilled in June 2000 and...  More info
$81.30
This Edradour (one of Scotland's smallest distilleries) was distilled in the year 2000 and bottled 12 years later after being finished in a cask which previously held port.  More info
$57.37
Sauternes-aged whisky. Not as sweet as you might think, but full of flavour at 56.8%.  More info
$81.30
When whisky is matured in a Portwood cask, it gives the expression a seductive depth of sweet port flavours, as well as a delightful ruby hue. This batch of 12 year old, portwood finished whisky from...  More info
$73.77
Port-finished Edradour aged for 12 years prior to release.  More info
$85.47
Aged in hogsheads for ten years then finished in port pipes for a further two years, this Edradour 12 Year Old 2001 Portwood has a beautiful ruby glow. Each 50cl bottle even comes with its own tiny...  More info
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Edradour single malt Scotch whisky, part of their Straight From The Cask range of cask strength expressions. This 13 year old endured a finishing period in a big ol' Port pipe and was bottled at 56.3%...  More info
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This single cask was distilled at Edradour in 1996 and finished in a Barolo wine barrel from Angelo Gaja, a famed Italian wine producer from Piemonte, popular for Barolo and Barbesco wines.  More info
A 13 year old, exquisitely packaged in an Ibisco decanter. This was distilled on the 30th April 1997 and aged in cask number 182 before bottling on the 5th July 2010. A release of 707 numbered...  More info
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
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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Distilled on the 19th November 1997, this Edradour was initially aged in hogsheads before being reracked into a Madeira hogshead on the 2nd May 2007. It was bottled on the 21st March 2011, as part of...  More info
Distilled on the 19th November 1997 and initially matured in a hogshead before reracking into a Moscatel sherry hogshead on the 2nd May 2007. A delicious whisky with berry fruit jam notes...  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
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
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
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