Edradour

Location and contact details

Location" Location: Edfardour Distillery, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, PH16 5JP
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre
Co-ordinates" Co-ordinates: 56.701409, -3.702082
Email" Email: tours[at]edradour.com
Web" Web: https://www.discovering-distilleries.com/lagavulin/
Twitter" Twitter: Edradour Whisky (@edradourmalt)

Facts and figures

LocationEdfardour Distillery, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, PH16 5JP
Founded1825
OwnerSignatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Company
Water SourceBen Vrackie Springs
Stills1 wash still (4,200 litres)
1 spirit still (2,200 litres)
Capacity95,000 litres

Opening Hours

Check for details of opening hours before visiting, but Edradour, between April and October, is typically open between 1000 and 1700 Monsay to Saturday.

Tours

Guided Tours £7.5

You will be welcomed with two drams of Edradour in our old Malt Barn. Your Guide will introduce you to the Distillery and the art and craft of the whisky maker. You will then be guided around our working Distillery to see the traditional methods of whisky making and maturation, hand-crafted today as it was in Victorian times. After sampling the drams, you get to keep one of the glasses.

History

Edradour distillery (Scottish Gaelic: Eadar Dhà Dhobhar, "between two rivers") is a Highland single malt whisky distillery based in Pitlochry, Perthshire. Its owners claim it to be the smallest distillery in Scotland, but this title now belongs to Strathearn Distillery, also in Perthshire. It has been owned by the Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Company since 2002, and was previously owned by Pernod Ricard. Signatory, founded in 1988, is primarily an Independent bottler and is based in Pitlochry.

Established in 1825, the distillery was traditionally run by three men, but now there are just two who produce only eighteen casks each week.

The wash still has a capacity of 4200 litres and the smaller spirit still 2200 litres. Originally Edradour billed themselves as having the smallest stills in Scotland, but the newer Strathearn Distillery stills are a quarter of the size.

A variety of whiskies are available from the distillery, but only the Edradour 10-year is chill-filtered, a process by which the esters and oils are removed, producing a cleaner look to the whisky, which when chilled or has ice added to it does not turn cloudy. There is, amongst others, a non-chill-filtered 12-year-old malt, some of which goes into the "House of Lords" and "Clan Campbell" blends.

Also produced for two days in a week is a heavily-peated version of the Edradour called Ballechin.
Information correct as of 21/05/2016
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Edradour Distillery, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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