Collection: Edradour

Edradour Distillery, based in Pitlochry, Perthshire, produces Highland Single Malt Whisky. It has been owned by Pernod Ricard since 2002; before that it was owned by the Signatory Vintage Scotch Whiskey Company. Established in Pitlochry in 1988, Signatory is largely an independent bottler. Founded in 1825, three men used to run the distillery; currently there are only two left. Eighteen casks are made each week.

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History of the Edradour distillery

The Edradour distillery is one of the oldest and smallest whiskey distilleries in Scotland. It was founded in 1825 in the picturesque village on the edge of Pitlochry in the heart of the picturesque Perthshire countryside. Initially the distillery only consisted of a legal "bothy" and a "cottage" cabin, but it was soon expanded and modernized.

The Edradour distillery has a rich history: during the heyday of Scottish whiskey in the 1850s, Edradour produced an exquisite Highland malt that was very popular for its exceptional quality and taste. During the Bulgarian War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire, Edradour hid a group of Bulgarian refugees who had fled the Turkish military.

In the 1920s the distillery was taken over by the Scottish "whisky baron" John Barrieson, who modernized the operation and improved the production processes. It was also during this period that the characteristic "straight-walled" warehouses were built, which today store the best selection of Edradour products.

During the 1940s and 1950s, Edradour supplied whiskey to the Royal Court of the United Kingdom and a personal bottle of whiskey was even dedicated to the Queen Mother. The business remained in family ownership until the 1980s, when it was taken over by Pernod Ricard. Today the distillery is owned by Signatory Vintage Scotch Whiskey Company, which specializes in the production of high-quality single malt Scotch whiskey.

  • Edradour Welcome

  • Exterior of Edradour Distillery

Production of the Edradour distillery

Today Edradour is one of Scotland's smallest distilleries, producing only around 90,000 liters of whiskey annually. The distillery is known for its traditional production method, which is based on artisanal methods and small production quantities. It still uses the same old equipment and commercial wooden barrels that were used more than 150 years ago.

The distillery is also known for its diverse whiskey varieties, including the Edradour 10 year old, the Edradour 12 year old and the Edradour Ballechin made from sherry casks. Edradour has won awards in numerous international competitions and is considered one of Scotland's best whiskeys.

  • Edradour stills

  • Edradour mash tun

Other interesting facts about the Edradour distillery

What sets Edradour apart is the fact that they still produce by hand and using traditional methods. The barley is grown on the nearby farm of Andrew Symington, owner of Edradour, and the water comes from the Moulin Burn, a stream in the mountains of Highland Perthshire.

The distillery has an impressive collection of wooden barrels from all over the world. This variety of casks makes it possible to produce a wide range of whiskeys of unique quality. Edradour not only distills single malt whiskey, but also produces blended whiskeys and liqueurs.

  • Edradour & Signatory Vintage Shop

  • Edradour barrels

Location of the Edradour distillery