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Edradour Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Pitlochry, Perthshire & Kinross
PH16 5JP Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1796 472 095 / Fax: +44 (0)1796 472 002
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Edradour Straight From The Cask Burgundy FinishEdradour is the last original 'farm' distillery in Perthshirea and nestled within a pocket glen in the hills above Pitlochry in the Southern Highlands. The distillery produces a unique, single Highland malt whisky, to be enjoyed in recognition of those small, significant moments that make up the ebb and flow of life.

Edradour is produced in Scotland's smallest distillery - and is hand made today as it was over 150 years ago by just three men who are devoted to the time-honoured methods of whisky making. Indeed equipment used at the distillery has remained unchanged since the day the distillery opened and is only just capable of producing commercial quantities. Only 12 casks of whisky are produced a week, making Edradour single malt a rare pleasure for a fortunate few.

A truly hand-crafted malt, Edradour is golden in the glass, with a delicious aroma of sugared almonds and a hint of Oloroso. The smooth, creamy, light malty taste is followed by a mellow warming finish. Highland malts enjoy a unique depth of flavour and quality that's the result of a fine blend of altitude and mountain water. For many connoisseurs, with its exquisitely smooth and creamy texture, with just a hint of smokiness, Edradour is the jewel in the Highland crown.

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Edradour 10 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Edradour 10 year old is a unique, hand-crafted single Highland malt whisky, often enjoyed in recognition of those small, significant moments that make up the ebb and flow of life.

If you manage to find it, you will be one of the few people lucky enough to experience its charm - golden in the glass, smooth and creamy with a nutty, honeyed finish




The Edradour Whisky Distillery
The Edradour Whisky Distillery

Looking at the distillery from the breath-taking surrounding landscapes, it is not unlike stepping back into a scene from Brigadoon. It was built in the early nineteenth century, and seems hardly to have changed in the last 170 years. Observing the cluster of whitewashed buildings with red doors, one visitor felt it was 'as if some little Victorian lass had grown tired of playing beside the burn and had left her toy houses there to gladden the landscape'.

On the inside, precious little has changed either. There's the same wooden equipment which is used to mash and ferment the whisky in the same time-honoured ways. There are the smallest copper stills in Scotland - the smallest permissible by law. Our Morton refrigerator used in the distilling process was new-fangled in its day, of course, but is now the only working model of its kind left in the industry.

It takes the man-power of just three men to produce Edradour - three men whose expertise and attention to detail produces the most unique malt whisky in the world. Using skills handed down over the generations, the men of Edradour distillery follow the standards of those who have gone before. John Reid, David Ramsbottom and James Kennedy continue to produce the finest single malt whisky available.

Starting in 2008 Edradour will be bottled in a new purpose built facility as a result of Signatory Vintage, (owner of Edradour) relocating its operations from Edinburgh.

Visit the Distillery (Tours)

If you have been to the Edradour distillery it is easy to understand why it is so popular with visitors. Being the smallest and most picturesque distillery in Scotland it's a must for visitors on the whisky trail, however it also offers a lot more.
It's a charming and undisturbed niche of Scotland where the people are genuinely warm and hospitable, the landscape glorious and the lifestyle untouched by the perils of the twentieth century.

Situated in the heart of Tayside by the beautiful township of Pitlochry and surrounded by the wilds of the Grampians, Edradour is a wonderful diversion for hill walkers. If you're en-route to Aviemore or Inverness it's certainly worth dropping in.

Tours of Edradour
Tours of Scotland's smallest distillery are just £5. You'll be welcomed with a "wee dram" of Edradour with our compliments in the Malt Barn where we'll talk you through the history of Edradour and the whisky maker's art. Then we'll take you around the distillery to see the traditional methods of whisky making, where you'll see Edradour being hand-crafted today as it was in Victorian times.

Opening Times

January & February
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

March & April
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Noon - 4:00pm.

May & October
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Noon - 5:00pm

June - September
Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Noon - 5:00pm

November & December
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Noon - 5:00pm
Closed December 25 & 26

Last Tour: Starts ONE hour before stated closing time.

Large Parties: Please note that if there are more than 8 in your party, you will need to book in advance.

Getting There
From Pitlochry - Take the A294 from the center of Pitlochry, pass through Moulin and after a few miles take a narrow road on the right, signposted Edradour. Road is narrow.

Parking / Reception
The parking is after the distillery entrance on the right. Walk up along the Edradour Burn to the reception on the right. Mind your head as you enter, this really is the smallest distillery in Scotland.

Contact The Edradour Distillery
Pitlochry, Perthshire & Kinross
PH16 5JP Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1796 472 095 / Fax: +44 (0)1796 472 002

Courtesy of Edradour Distillery