About Edradour Whisky Distillery
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co. Ltd
This is probably the year when a distillery called Glenforres is founded by farmers in Perthshire.
The first year Edradour is mentioned.
The farmers form a proprietary company, John MacGlashan & Co.
The American company J. G. Turney & Sons acquires Edradour through its subsidiary William Whitely & Co.
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.
Pernod Ricard buys Campbell Distilleries.
Campbell Distilleries (Pernod Ricard) buys Edradour and builds a visitors’ centre.
Edradour’s first single malt (10 years) is released.
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.
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.
A number of wood finishes (port, sauternes, burgundy and chardonnay) are launched as cask strength.
James McGowan becomes the new distillery manager. The first bottling of peated Ballechin is released.
A Madeira matured Ballechin is released.
A Ballechin matured in port pipes and a 10 year old Edradour with a Sauternes finish are released.