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THE EDRADOUR   23 years old 53,1 %                
VINTAGE 1976
Distilled 10.5.76
Bottled 15.7.99
Cask No. 140
Natural Colour
260  numbered bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

EDRADOUR   10 years old 40 %            INFO      
Scotland's Smallest Distillery
Handmade in Scotland's Smallest Distillery
Edradour Distillery Company Ltd, Pitlochry

EDRADOUR   10 years old 46 %

LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY              
THE UN-CHILLFILTERED COLLECTION
Scotland's Smallest Distillery
Distilled 14th July 1992
Bottled on 7th November 2002
Cask No. 467145
881 numbered bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

EDRADOUR   25  years  old 49 %          INFO      
DISTILLED 1976
JAMES MACARTHUR'S
OLD MASTER'S
Vintage Cask Strenght Selection
Distilled 1976
Bottled 2001
Cask No. 166
James MacArthur & Co, Ltd,
Edinburgh

EDRADOUR   13 years old 57,2 %                 
1969
THE DECANTER COLLECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 03.10.89
Bottled 16.10.02
Cask no. 358
618 Decanters
Genummerde Decanters
Edradour Distillery Company Ltd, Pitlochy

EDRADOUR   11 years old 60,2 %                
STRAIGHT FROM THE CASK
Selected by Signatory Vintage
Distilled on: 7 Aug 1991
Bottled on: 28 Nov 2002
Cask No. 265
Matured in a Sherry Butt
Bottled by Hand, in Scotland
902 bottles
Signatory Vintage, Edinburgh

EDRADOUR   10 years old  56,5 %              
STRAIGHT FROM THE CASK
PORT FINISH
Finished in a Port Cask
Distilled on: 8th Dec 1993
Bottled 22 nd Jan 2004
Cask No. 03/423/3
415 Bottles
Bottled by Hand, in Scotland
500 ml Bottles
Scotland's Smallest Distillery
Edradour Distillery Co, Ltd, Pitlochry

EDRADOUR   10 years old  57,3 %                 
STRAIGHT FROM THE CASK
BURGUNDY FINISH
Finished in a Burgundy Cask
Distilled on:   8 th Dec  1993
Bottled  13 th Jan  2004
Cask No.   03/422/2
424 Bottles
Bottled by Hand, in Scotland
500 ml Bottles
Scotland's Smallest Distillery
Edradour Distillery Co, Ltd, Pitlochry

EDRADOUR   30 years  old 43 %      INFO       
SINGLE HIGHLAND MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
Handmade in
Scotland's Smallest Distillery
Limited  Edition
570 Bottles
Edradour Distillery Company Ltd,
Pitlochry

EDRADOUR   30 years old  53,4 %           INFO
VINTAGE   1973
SINGLE HIGHLAND
MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Handmade in Scotland's Smallest Distillery
Limited Edition
Distilled:   8 th March 1973
Matured  in a Sherry Cask
Butt No.   97
Bottled 10 th June 2003
Genummerde flessen
539 bottles
Edradour Distillery Company Ltd, Pitlochry

EDRADOUR   10 years old  55,8 %           
STRAIGHT FROM THE CASK
CHARDONNAY FINISH
Distilled 15 th Dec 1993
Bottled on: 22nd June 2004
Bottled by Hand, in Scotland
Cask No. 04/12/3
Finished in Chardonnay Cask
441,  500 ml Bottles
Scotland's Smallest Distillery
Edradour Distillery Co, Ltd, Pitlochry

EDRADOUR   10 years old 57,2 %            
STRAIGHT FROM THE CASK
SAUTERNES FINISH
Distilled 15 th Dec 1993
Bottled on: 22 nd June 2004
Bottled by Hand, in Scotland
Cask No. 04/11/3
Finished in a Sauternes Cask
444,  500 ml Bottles
Scotland's Smallest Distillery
Edradour Distillery Co, Ltd, Pitlochry

EDRADOUR   10 years old 46 %            
SIGNATORY VINTAGE
THE UN-CHILLFILTERED COLLECTION
Scotland Smallest Distillery
Distilled on:   27th July  1994
Bottled on: 8th April 2005
Cask No.   331
779 NumberedTBottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

EDRADOUR   over 3 years old  52,6 %        INFO      
TOKAJI   MATURED
Matured solely  in very old Tokaji casks
Handmade  in Scotland's Smallest Distillery
BATCH No. 1
Distilled October: 2002
Bottled August 2006
Unchillfiltered
Natural Colour
Edradour Distillery Co, Ltd, Pitlochry

THE   EDRADOUR              Aged 10 years 43 %    INFO                     
Oude botteling van vóór de
Overname door Symington in 2002
Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
The Smallest Distillery in Scotland
Glenforres - Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd
Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry

THE   EDRADOUR              Aged 10 years 43 %                      
Oude botteling van vóór de
Overname door Symington in 2002
Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
The Smallest Distillery in Scotland
Glenforres - Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd
Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry

EDRADOUR     2 0 0 3  
8 years old 46 %                               
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE
MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Highland Single Malt
Distilled: 19/03/03
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask no: 135
Bottled: 22/03/11
291 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company. NL

EDRADOUR     Aged 12 years  46 %                            
DOUGIE  MACLEAN's
CALEDONIA  SELECTION
Scotland's Smallest Distillery
EDRADOUR
Established 1825
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Natural Colour
Unchillfiltered
Edradour Distillery Co, Ltd, Pitlochry


Highland Malt
The Midlands
THE EDRADOUR (1825 also see Ballechin

Pitlochry, Perthshire. Licentiehouder: Glenforres - Glenlivet Distillery Co, Ltd. Edradour Distillery. Eigendom van William Whiteley & Co, Ltd. Onderdeel van Pernod - Ricard S.A.
In 1825 werd The Edradour gesticht door de plaatselijke boeren John MacGlashan, Peter Scott, Alexander Forbes, Alexander Stewart, Duncan Stewart, William Mclntosh, James Robertson en James Scott.
De firmanaam was John MacGlashan & Company.
De gebouwen van de huidige distilleederij stammen uit 1837.
The Edradour staat op land dat het eigendom is van de Duke of Atholl.
Het is één van de kleinste distilleerderijen van Schotland, met de kleinste ketels en men produceert 4500 liter single malt whisky per week met drie produktie medewerkers.
The Edradour beleefde een bloeiperiode tijdens de Amerikaanse drooglegging, toen men veel whisky verscheepte naar dat land.
De whisky werd onder andere verscheept met Duitse onderzeeboten uit de eerste wereldoorlog met in de torpedo's de whisky van The Edradour.
Niemand minder dan Frank Costello was één van de 'bootleggers' die in Long Island de met whisky gevulde torpedo's aan land bracht.
The Edradour was ook wel bekend onder de naam Glenforres, nu de naam voor een vatted malt waar The Edradour ook deel van uitmaakt.
Men gebruikt plaatselijke gerst en de whisky wordt gelagerd in oloroso sherryvaten.
In 1933 werd The Edradour overgenomen door William Whiteley & Co, Ltd, whiskyblender te Leith.
Hij gebruikte de whisky als 'topdressing' voor zijn blend King's Ransom.
William Whiteley, bijgenaamd de 'Doyen of Distillers' stuurde, op zoek naar perfectie, eens vijtig sherryvaten gevuld met zijn blend King's Ransom mee met een schip voor een tocht om de wereld, omdat hij dacht dat de voortdurende deining en de zeelucht voor een perfecte 'marrying' van zijn whisky zou zorg dragen.
Een andere bekende blend van hem was House of Lords.
William Whiteley & Co, Ltd, werd in 1938 overgenomen door een Amerikaan Irving Haim, men zei dat Frank Costello hier achter stond.
In 1978 kocht een andere Amerikaanse financier het bedrijf en dreef de firma onder de naam J.G. Turney & Co.
In 1947 werd de watermolen, die tot dan voor de energie van The Edradour zorgd droeg, gesloopt omdat de distilleerderij toen werd aangesloten op het electricteits net.
Sinds 1965 mout men niet meer zelf.

In 1982 wordt William & Co, Ltd overgenomen door House of Campbell, sinds 1945 eigenaars van Aberlour.
In 1974 wordt Pernod Ricard de eigenaar van beide distilleerderijen.
In de distilleerderij wordt nog steeds, als enige in Schotland, een Morton refrigerator gebruikt om de wort af te koelen.
Er staan twee ketels, met stoom verhit en met een produktie van ongeveer 100.000 liter spirit per jaar.
Het gebruikte water komt van Moulin Moor.
Er staat één Mash tun van 1 ton, één Wash still van 4218 liter en een Spirit still van 2182 liter.
In Juli 2002 koopt Andrew W. Symington, van Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, te Edinburgh Edradour voor £ 5,4 miljoen, waarvan £ 3 miljoen voor de voorraad whisky.
De produktie in één week acht vaten, dat is 2000 liter, 240.000 flessen per jaar.
In het produktieproces werken drie man.
Daisy was de distilleerderij poes, tot in 2002 toen ze tijdens de grote overstroming verdronk.
Werd Edradour tot nu gelagerd in sherry vaten, zal Symington ook ex-Bourbon-, port en andere vaten gaan gebruiken.
In December 2002 werden ook 45 Hogsheads turfgerookte whisky geproduceerd.
Januari 2003 wordt bekend dat Iain Henderson, gepensioneerd manager van Laphroaig, Andrew Symington gaat helpen bij Edradour.
September 2007:
Te Moulin, even buiten Pilochry gelegen wordt een nieuw gebouwencomplex opgeleverd met lager- en bottelcapaciteit.
De huidige locatie van Signatory te Edinburgh worden herontwikkeld met een woonbestemming.
De tweede zwaargeturfrookte Ballechin wordt uitgebracht, gelagerd op Madeiravaten.

Mei 2003 komt voor de eerste maal een zwaarder turfgestookte whisky uit de ketels van Edradour. (50 ppm).
Idee hierachter is dat vroeger in de Highlands zwaarder turfgerookte whiskies werden geproduceerd.
De nieuwe whisky zal onder de naam Ballechin op de markt worden gebracht.
Ballechin werd gebouwd in 1810, door een groep boeren, en werd gesloten in 1927. De laatste whisky verliet de lagerpakhuizen in 1933.
Delen van het gebouwencomplex maken nu deel uit van een boerderij.

The Distillery Edition
Handmade in Scotland's Smallest Distillery
Nestled in a pocket Glen, in the hills above Pitlochry in the Southern Highlands, lies Edradour, The Smallest Distillery in Scotland.
The neat cluster of buildings, virtually unchanged in the last 150 years houses equipment only just capable of producing commercial quantities.
Indeed, only 12 casks a week are produced, making Edradour Single Malt Whisky a rare Plesure for a fortunate few.
Edradour is Scotland's smallest distillery and its most picturesque.
Nestling in the hills east of Pitlochry, Edradour stands alone as Scotland's last distillery to produce a handcrafted malt in limited quantity, unique quality and by methods, which to other distillers are just a fond memory.
Our soft spring water, originating from deep on Moulin Moor bubbles through peat and sandstone before surfacing a few hundred paces away. Here in the garden of Scotland we still select and use local barley, which is malted and dried over peat fires and milled to our specifications.
Each and every sack received is inspected for bold golden grains, full of protein, and with a lightly peated aroma.
The milled, malted barley and water are soaked together in the Mash Tun, a mere ton at a time. The resulting 'wort' already taking on a bronzed straw colour cools gently in our Morton refrigerator - the only one left in Scotland - before flowing to the Washback.
Fermentation, in two original Pine Washbacks takes a leisurely forty-eight hours; Brewer's yeast is measured by hand and we patiently wait as the wort ferments not unlike beer into Wash, reaching a strenght of about 8 % by volume.
And so we move to the Stillman's role, responsible for so much of the final flavour of The Edradour: Our copper stills are the smallest allowed under Excise regulations - any smaller the theory goes and they'd be hidden away in a hillside. There is an old distillers yardstick that says the smaller the still - the finer the taste - most certainly a trueism in this case.
The Wash is then distilled at about 82o C and the resulting low wines, now about 20 % by volume are then redistilled. As we collect here only the middle third - the stillman's skill and keen eye are essential to capture the heart off the run - a totally clear and sparkling crystal spirit now 70 % by volume our raw Edradour spirit.
Each of our 5 weekly mashes in our tiny stone built distillery produces 0 litres of wort and finally yields about 430 litres of spirit - enough in a good week to fill 12 casks.
A drop in the ocean perhaps to some distillers but we have always believed that The Edradour has a quality that cannot be matched.
The Edradour then rests in warehouses in the damp cool Scottish air until we bottle it some-time after its tenth anniversary. The result is a magnificent malt produced in the tradition of yesteryear.


Capacity:                                 96.600 litres =
                                               about 12 casks a week

Mash tun:                                cast iron, with rake and plough

Grist per mash:                       1.1 tonnes

Worts volume:                         5000 litres

Washbacks:                            Two, Oregon pine, 5000 litres each

Fermentation time:                 Two days

Wash still:                               One, capacity 4.218 litres

Spirit still;                                One, short with reflux neck
                                               capacity : 2.179 ltres

Casks used:                             Sherry, and first fill butt also some
                                                second fill, first fill bourbon casks  

I wrote Caledonia, in 1977 on a beach in Brittany, France, when I was genuinely homesick for
Scotland. My life has always been based in Pertshire. For me, the location of Edradour, with
its neat cluster of whitewashed buildings, traditional equipment and of ancient methods of
making single malt whisky combined with its state of the art bottling facility typify Caledonia.

So it is great to be joining forces with Andrew Symington and Edradour Distillery, to bring you this wonderfully rich and complex 12 year old single malt.

"Let me tell you that I love you and think about you all the time
Caledonia you'r calling me and now I'am going home
But if I should become a stranger you know that it would make me more than sad
Caledonia's been everything I' ve ever had"

(The Chorus from Caledonia - Music & Lyrics by Dougie MacLean, and published with per-
mission from the Publishers - Lime Arts and Music)

Water: Moulin Moor
Mash tun: 1 x 1 tonnes
Washbacks: 2 x 1000 litres
1 wash still x 4218 litres
1 spirit still x 2182 litres
Output: 100.000 litres

The low-slung farm buildings contain traditional equipment – mashing is in a one tonne, open-topped, rake and plough mash tun, the wort is cooled in a replica of an old ‘Morton’s refrigerator’, the washbacks are wooden, the tiny stills lead into worm tubs.

The make is robust but fruity and since the Signatory takeover, ex-Sherry casks have been the preferred destination for the new make. A wide number of fortified wine and still wine casks have also been used for ‘finishing’. Ballechin, on the other hand, which is also produced at the distillery, is deemed to show itself better in ex-Bourbon casks.

BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
Ballechin
EDRADOUR

Another of central Perthshire’s multiplicity of farm distilleries, Edradour started production at its current site in 1837, although one of the farmers who formed that original consortium, Duncan Forbes, had been legally distilling close by since 1825. The plentiful supplies of water, tight, hidden glens, and access to back roads into Perth, made this a prime area for moonshining, so it is entirely possible (even probable) that Forbes knew the intricacies of whisky-making before going legit.

It remained associated with the original grouping until 1933, when the Mackintosh family sold it as a (barely) going concern to the famous blending house of William Whiteley. Quite why Whiteley bought such a small distillery – it was Scotland’s tiniest for many years – has never been fully explained. The firm had built up a solid business in the US during Prohibition with its King’s Ransom blend, thanks to Whiteley’s appointment of none other than Mafia boss Frank Costello as his US sales representative. Five years later, Costello’s associate Irving Haim took over as Edradour’s owner, with Costello (and his firm) taking a share of sales of King’s Ransom. This slightly unusual arrangement lasted until Haim’s death in 1976.

In 1982 the distillery, once again in a bad state, was sold to Pernod Ricard subsidiary Campbell Distillers who immediately opened it to visitors. It continued to play a low-key role in blends until 1986, when it first appeared as a single malt.

In 2002, Pernod Ricard deemed it surplus to its requirements and it was sold to independent bottler Signatory Vintage. It was a perfect fit. Since then, Signatory has built extensive warehousing for its own casks, a bottling line, a tasting room and expanded production to include heavily peated variant Ballechin. One of the prettiest distilleries in Scotland, Edradour remains a major tourist attraction.

1837
Edradour is founded in Perthshire by a group of farmers
1841
The collective form John MacGlashan & Co to run the distillery
1886
Edradour is acquired by John McIntosh & Co
1933
The distillery is sold to William Whiteley & Co
1982
Campbell Distilleries, part of Pernod Ricard buys the distillery and adds a visitors' centre
1986
Edradour's first single malt is released
2002
The distillery is bought by Signatory's Andrew Symington for £5.4m
2006
The distillery releases its first peated Ballechin
2007
A madeira-matured Ballechin starts an annual run of wine cask-finished whiskies
2014
Ballechin 10 Year Old is launched
OWNERS

Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Company
2002 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Edradour Distillery Company
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Pernod Ricard
1982 - 2002
William Whiteley & Co
1933 - 1982
John McIntosh & Co
1886 - 1933
James Reid & Co
1860 - 1885
John MacGlashan & Co
1841 - 1860
John MacGlashan and local farmers
1837 - 1841
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