Edradour Distillery, Perthshire, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Edradour, one of Scotland’s smallest whisky distilleries.

Edradour is located near to Pitlochry in central Scotland, in turn some seventy miles north of Edinburgh and conveniently situated on the A9 highway and tourist route to Inverness.

Edradour has a history dating back to 1825 since when it has undergone many ownership changes. The distillery is now under private ownership of Andrew Symington. More information:-

  • Capacity is small at 90, 000 litres p.a. ( Glenlivet’s capacity is 10.5m litres p.a.)
  • Location is attractive to visitor groups.Approximately 100,000 people visit the distillery each year.
  • Production is split 20,000 litres peated and 70,000 litres non-peated.
  • The peated brand is named Bellachin.
  • Standard unpeated brand is Edradour ten year old single malt although a wide range of other finishes and ages are available.
  • The distillery tours are well organised and take visitors through the entire process of malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation and includes a tasting. In-depth, connoisseur, tours are also available.
  • Edradour has an on-site bottling plant.

 

Tour Group at Edradour Distillery, Scotland

Mash Tun at Edradour Distillery, Scotland

Draff being loaded for cattle feed

Fermentation in Washbacks at Edradour Distillery, Scotland

Whisky stills at Edradour Distillery, Scotland

Maturation in Bonded Warehouse

Choice of whiskies at Edradour Distillery, Scotland

 

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