Monday, 11 June 2012

Dram of The Day; Edradour Cask Strength Highland Scotch Whisky

Location Pitlochry Midlands district Highlands region
Water Source Spring on Ben Vrackie

The Edradour, founded in 1825 by a farmer cooperative, is the smallest malt whisky distillery in Scotland and the last of the original 'farm' distilleries in Perthshire. You'll find the distillery nestling in a pocket glen in the hills above Pitlochry that form the Southern Highlands. The name Edradour is derived from the Gaelic "Edred dobhar” the stream of King Edred.

The neat cluster of buildings, virtually unchanged in the last 150 years, houses the distilling equipment that can just about produce commercial quantities of 12 casks a week.

The Edradour is operated on very traditional methods and equipment the distillery operates the last remaining Morton refrigerator to cool the worts employing just three men.

The precise shape and size of the still is maintained to preserve the character of the whisky so when replacements are needed, the new stills are reproduced exactly to the shape of the originals - right down to the dents which have been acquired over the years.

Edradour 1997 Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky presented in a decanter.

Discontinued bottling at natural Cask Strength and from one single cask.

Distilled : 30.04.1997
Bottled : 05.07.2010
Cask No: 182

Decanter No 515 of 707

Distillery StyleTasting Notes

Nose: Rich sherry aroma with citric fruits and toffee.

Palate: Full bodied. Malty, creamy, vanilla.

Finish: Smooth, warming.

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