Edradour distillery

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Coordinates: 56°42′3.22″N 3°42′10.13″W / 56.7008944°N 3.7028139°W / 56.7008944; -3.7028139

Edradour
Welcome sign and hours of business.
Welcome sign and hours of business.
Region: Highland
Owner Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Company
Founded 1825
Status Active
Water source Ben Vrackie Springs
Number of stills 1 wash still, 1 spirit still
Capacity 95,000 litres
The distillery's buildings.

Edradour distillery (Scottish Gaelic: Eadar Dhà Dhobhar, "between two rivers")[1] is a Highland single malt whisky distillery based in Pitlochry, Perthshire. Its owners claim it to be the smallest distillery in Scotland. It has been owned by the Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Company since 2002, and was previously owned by Pernod Ricard.[2][3] Signatory, founded in 1988, is primarily an Independent bottler and is based in Pitlochry.[4]

Established in 1825, the distillery was traditionally run by three men, but now there are just two. Only eighteen casks are produced each week. They have a tour which costs £7.50 and currently includes two drams and a nosing glass.

The stills are the smallest in use of any distillery in Scotland. Were they any smaller, they would be deemed by HM Revenue and Customs to be portable, with the implicit capacity for illegal production.[citation needed]

A variety of whiskies are available from the distillery. 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.

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  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Edradour, Whisky: Distilled, accessed October 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Edradour Distillery, Wormtub.com, accessed October 11, 2014
  4. ^ Signatory, Whisky Distilleries, accessed October 11, 2014.

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