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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 superb and unusual Highland whisky, Ballechin is heavily peated Edradour, and this is the 6th release in the range, aged in a bourbon cask. Very tasty!  More info
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This is the core expression of 10 year old Ballechin single malt Scotch whisky, which is heavily peated whisky from Edradour. It has been named for the silent Ballechin distillery near the Edradour...  More info
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A Sauternes-cask matured Highland single malt Scotch whisky from the Edradour distillery in Pitlochry. It was distilled in December 2003 and bottled at 10 years old in March 2014 for their fourth...  More info
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Edradour single malt, matured in Super Tuscan wine casks from March/April 2006 to April 2014. What's Super Tuscan wine, you ask? Does it wear a red cape, lift cars and fly around the planet fast...  More info
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A peated whisky from the Edradour distillery, this Ballechin was named for a lost distillery in the region, and was aged in red wine casks from Bordeaux.  More info
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A single cask own-bottling of 19 year old Edradour single malt Scotch whisky. It was matured for more that 14 years in a plain hogshead, before being finished for 51 months in a fresh Sauternes...  More info
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A 15 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Edradour distillery in the Highlands, released in honour of an upcoming Scottish film, 'Fairy Flag'. The film looks at the legend of the Fairy Flag, a...  More info
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This Caledonia Edradour is a special single cask release, selected by songwriter Douglas Maclean and named after his famous song, Caledonia. The cask was an Oloroso sherry cask, distilled in 1997.  More info
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The classic 10 year old from one of Scotland's smallest distilleries, Edradour, in the Eastern Highlands - this is tremendously popular expression. This one comes with two Edradour branded Glencairn...  More info
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A fine liqueur made using single malt whisky from Edradour distillery. A cut above the other commercially available cream liqueurs.  More info
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Edradour 10 Year Old
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Distilled on the 16th December 1997 at the Edradour distillery, it was aged for 14 years in cask number 566 before bottling on the 6th June 2011. A release of 566 cask strength bottles, packaged in...  More info
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This sherry-matured Edradour was distilled on the 9th May 2000 and aged in Sherry butt number 193 for 10 years before bottling on the 2nd November 2010. An outturn of 973 bottles.  More info
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A single cask Edradour, packaged in a stunning Ibisco decanter. This was distilled on the 30th April 1997, and aged in cask number 186 for 13 years before bottling on the 22nd November 2010. A release...  More info
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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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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
A single cask Edradour, this was distilled on the 25th October 2000, and aged for 10 years in cask number 428 before bottling on the 24th January 2011.  More info
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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
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