Nestled within the idyllic highlands of Scotland, the Edradour Distillery boasts a history as rich as the lore behind the birth of Scotch whisky.
Prior to the 15th century, whisky was known as “Uisge Beatha” or “the Water of Life,” believed to have medicinal properties. The high demand for whisky led to high taxes on production of the liquid. Instead of paying their duty, many highlanders produced whisky on a small scale, in one-pot stills, illegally.
The Excise Act of 1823 changed distilling for Scotch whisky by reducing taxes and licensing costs, making the legal production of whisky a more profitable endeavor. Thus in 1825, the illegal still of Edradour became Edradour Distillery, officially founded as a farmer’s cooperative tucked in the heart of the picturesque Perthshire village. Today the original still remains, quietly producing the world’s only handmade single malt whisky.
Edradour, world renowned as the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland, produces over 25 distinctive expressions of Highland Single Malt Scotch whisky.
The company stands passionately behind the authenticity of its small-scale production and, despite demand for the wonderful characters and flavors unique to the Endradour brand, has no plans to sacrifice greatness for modernity.
Experience a centuries old whisky that has been untouched by time with Endradour’s signature Highland Single Malt.
Edradour 10 year
Edradour 10-year-old Eastern Highlander is a rather unique single malt that is aged in a combination of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks that is a decidedly rum-like dram with a thick mouthfeel. Chillfiltered at 40% ABV.
95 Points, Exceptional, Gold Medal; Beverage Tasting Institute 2013
The un-chillfiltered version of the 10-Year-Old, traditionally bottled, no color added and a little stronger at 46% ABV. Due to no chillfiltration this whisky is both more full bodied and full flavored. This whisky may turn cloudy when stored in a cool place but does not affect the flavor in any way. This is a Signatory Vintage bottling (the independent bottler is based at Edradour Distillery) and is labeled with date of distillation, cask number, bottle number and bottling date. This is a Single Oloroso Sherry cask bottling.
Edradour 12 year
At a strength of 46% ABV and un-chillfiltered, Caledonia retains maximum flavor with great depth and body. Initial maturation in Bourbon casks followed by an Oloroso Finish of 4-5 years. An old fashioned whisky for those looking for how whisky used to be made.