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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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After nearly 9 years in hogsheads, this 11 year old Edradour spent the remainder of its maturation period in Marsala wine casks with an outturn of 593 bottles in July 2013.  More info
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This Edradour eas bottled 'Straight From the Cask' at natural cask strength, and finished in casks previously used in the production of Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes, the famous French sweet wine. This...  More info
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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
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
This was distilled on the 20th December 1995 and initially matured in hogsheads before it was disgorged on the 4th May 2006 and reracked into a Gaja Barolo hogshead and bottled on the 6th November...  More info
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This was distilled on the 30th January 1996 and aged in hogsheads before recasking into a rum butt (a cask that held rum, not the result of too many pies and too little excercise) on the 27th July...  More info
This was distilled at Edradour on the 19th November 1997 and aged in hogsheads before transfer into a Chateauneuf-du-Pape hogshead on the 2nd May 2007. It was eventually bottled at cask strength on...  More info
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
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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
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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
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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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