Hidden in the very heart of Perthshire, this picturesque ‘little Model Village’ of Edradour is steeped in a history of intrigue to inspire the imagination. With the Excise Act of 1823 encouraging licencing and reducing duty paid on spirit, it became more attractive to move away from the illicit stills to a legal entity. As a result Edradour was duly founded in 1825 as a cooperative of local farmers.
The 10 Year Old Edradour is handmade and one of the last Single Malt Whiskies from a traditional farm distillery still in production today. The methods of production remain virtually unchanged in the last 150 years and the distillery is only just capable of making commercial quantities. Indeed Edradour Distillery makes as much whisky in a year as most distilleries produce in a week. A rare pleasure for a fortunate few.
Edradour 10 Year Old is aged in a combination of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks. The aromas have hints of dried fruits, Oloroso and almonds. The palate is like a spicy Christmas cake and sweet golden syrup with a touch of honeyed almonds. A distinctive, old fashioned, rich mouth feel that comes from the small copper farm stills. The finish is long with oaky, soft spices, which are mellow and warming.