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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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Port-finished Edradour aged for 12 years prior to release.  More info
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A Marsala-finished bottling of the Highland distillery Edradour. Rich and unctuous.  More info
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Barolo is a red wine from Italy made from Nebbiolo Grapes. Yum. This Edradour single malt was finished in Barolo casks before bottling in January 2013.  More info
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Straight From the Cask whiskies are presented at Natural Cask Strength. This example was finished in a Port Cask.  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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Hey look, it's another Edradour Straight From the Cask. This one was matured in hogsheads from May 2002 until March 2011, then finished in Burgundy casks for more than two years. 429 handsomely...  More info
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Single malt Scotch whisky from the Edradour distillery, finished in a Barolo wine cask. This whisky matured in a hogshead from May 2002 to February 2011, when it was then moved over to the wine cask...  More info
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11 year old Edradour, distilled in December 2002, left to mature in a Sherry butt and bottled in March 2014 at cask strength. Part of the distillery's ongoing 'Straight From The Cask' range, which...  More info
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Edradour single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 2002 and finished in a Marsala wine cask to add an extra depth of flavour. 598 cask strength bottles of this 11 year old whisky were produced in...  More info
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From one of Scotland's smallest distilleries, the well loved Edradour, comes this 11 year old expression, matured entirely in a single Sherry butt - Sherry butt number 41, if you were wondering. It...  More info
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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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The 5th edition of natural cask strength Edradour single malt Scotch whisky, which spent 10 years maturing in bourbon barrel, so expect a good deal of yummy vanilla flavours running through this...  More info
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Matured exclusively in bourbon casks - this Edradour will yield vanilla and sweetness aplenty. Presented in a charming Ibisco Decanter.  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
Yet another 'Straight From The Cask' bottling of Edradour single malt Scotch whisky. This one was distilled in May 2002 and bottled in March 2014 after enjoying a finishing period in a Marsala wine...  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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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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A peated release from Edradour, this edition of Ballechin (named for a now silent distillery) was finished in Madeira casks.  More info
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The fourth addition to the Ballechin series from Edradour. This was aged in top quality Oloroso sherry, and is a very interesting peated malt from the small distillery. A release of 6,000 bottles.  More info
Ballechin is heavily peated whisky from Edradour. It is named after a long closed distillery nearby the Edradour distillery. This is the fifth release from the series, aged in Marsala casks.  More info
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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