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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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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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For those of you who loved Edradour Caledonia comes this handsome gift set complete with two branded tasting glasses.  More info
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The Edradour distillery in the Highlands distilled this single malt in April 2006 and left it to mature in Barolo wine casks for 8 years until September 2014. It was bottled as the third batch of...  More info
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The third batch of Edradour single malt Scotch whisky, matured solely in Chardonnay casks for 10 years. Edradour do like their wine cask-matured whiskies, and have a wide selection of expressions...  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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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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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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The 8th release of heavily peated Edradour single malt released under the Ballechin name, which comes from a long-closed nearby distillery. For the 8th release, Edradour matured the smoky, peaty...  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 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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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
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A 1999 vintage of Edradour, bottled by Signatory. This is a single cask bottling from cask number 118. Which was bottled in August of 2009. Part of a release of 907 bottles.  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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Edradour aged for 10 years, and from one single cask (461). Distilled in December 2002 it was bottled as part of Signatory's Un-Chillfiltered range in January 2013.  More info
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A cask strength 11 year old single malt from the Easter Highland distillery, Edradour, finished in Super Tuscan wine casks.  More info
A cask strength 10 year old from Edradour, this bottling has been finished in wine casks from the Cotes de Provence, this single malt is part of a limited release of just 459 bottles.  More info
Part of a range of mid 90s 50cl releases from Edradour, this 1995 vintage enjoyed a Chardonnay maturation and proffers all the beautiful vinosity one could wish for.  More info
A 50cl bottling distilled in 1996 and finished in Madeira. A thick, sweet Edradour release.  More info
A 1997 vintage from Edradour, finished in port pipes and bottled as part of the range of 50cl 'finished' expressions.  More info
A 1995 vintage finished in Bordeaux, the sexiest wine region in France. As with a lot of wine finished whisky, the mouthfeel is where it all lies, here it is chewy and rich and there are lovely spice...  More info
This 1998 release was aged in a sherry cask. A single cask Edradour, part of a release of just 1,034 bottles.  More info
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
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