On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: A bottle of Edradour
This Christmas we’re asking you to help us select the Cask 88 ‘Scottish Distillery of the Year’, as part of our ‘The 12 Drams of Christmas’ campaign. Edradour distillery is one of our 12 chosen distilleries, find out more about the campaign and how to vote for your favourites. Click Here.
Why do we love Edradour?
Edradour is one of, if not the, smallest distilleries in Scotland. Established as part of a farmers co-operative back in 1837 it has survived as a distillery in its own right ever since. This Perthshire distillery has not changed that much over the years and it’s very small stills have historically been used to create whisky for the blending industry, in fact it was one of the primary contributors to ‘King’s Ransom’ in the 1920’s which was considered ‘the world’s most excellent and expensive whisky’ at the time. Luckily, in 2002 new owners started to prepare for a move to increased single malt output and recasked a lot of their existing stock from bourbon to sherry casks, laying down stock for 15, 18 and 21-year-old expressions.
This Edradour 21 Year Old was distilled at the tiny Highland distillery in 1983 before being bottled at a cask strength of 53.60% in 2004. It has been finished in Port Wood. One of just 776 bottles.
How to vote for Edradour as Cask 88’s Scottish Distillery of the Year
To vote for Edradour, simply retweet this post on Twitter. You can vote for more than one distillery, simply retweet the posts that highlight all your favourites. Find out more about ‘The Twelve Drams of Christmas’.