The distillery was originally founded in 1825 and was originally named Glenforres, it wasn’t until around 1837 that the name Edradour was mentioned in any records. The distillery was for a long time regarded as Scotland’s smallest distillery, something it can no longer boast.
This small distillery can still claim to be one of the more eye pleasing settings, and being under the ownership of Andrew Symington ( signatory ) who bought the distillery back in 2002 for the sum of 5.4 million the distillery has a rather impressive selection of bottles available within a well set out visitor centre shop and runs very friendly tours..
Edradour has the capacity to produce 260,000 litres of alcohol per year and although the distillery is better known for producing an unpeated malt, Edradour has produced peated expressions, namely Ballechin, although over the recent years production has almost ceased with only a small amount being produced in the old distillery, this is peated to a level of 50ppm.
Anyone who has visited the Edradour distillery will be aware of just how beautiful this little distillery is, the white walls set off with the red doors, the surrounding area is very typically beautiful Scottish countryside, trees and a babbling brook that meanders through the distillery grounds which just make this an idealistic setting..
10 year old – Straight from the cask
Age.. 10 years
Cask.. Sherry Butt – #42
Outturn.. 945 x 50cl Bottles
Nose.. Dates, raisins and plum stand out at first before chocolate starts to dominate.. Gentle wafts of tobacco leaf rise with blackjack sweets, candied orange, marzipan, roasted chestnuts and glace cherries..
Palate.. The nose carries through to the palate with all the above noticeable but with the addition of coffee, maple syrup, waffles and cinnamon buns freshly taken from the oven..
Finish.. Chocolate, chocolate and spice…
Thoughts.. I just don’t buy enough Edradour for some reason.. Whenever i have a bottle i have always enjoyed it so im not exactly sure why this distillery always slips under my radar.. I visited the distillery a few years back and could have easily filled the boot with whisky, i promised myself back then id look into the whisky more but time has passed and with only a few bottles bought i feel like i have failed this task.. This bottle which has sat on the shelf for far too long once again reminds me of my mistakes, the failure to buy some quality whisky from a distillery that deserves my attention..
This will be rectified !!!!