One of the smallest and picturesque distilleries, Edradour Distillery started production in 1825. In 1941 the SS Politician ran aground in Eriskay on the west coast of Scotland and thousands of bottles of whisky were washed up to the islanders’ delight. These included bottles of King’s Ransom and House of Lords – both blends with a key Edradour component.
The story of the SS Politician shipwreck was immortalised in the book, Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie. It’s also been made into a film twice.
Caledonia Edradour 12 year old whisky is a collaboration between Edradour and Dougie Maclean. Dougie wrote one of the most iconic Scottish pop songs Caledonia while homesick in France. There’s probably many a reflective dram been had to the sound of Caledonia.
Edradour Distillery Tour
Edradour Distillery is temporarily closed. Prior to the Covid-19 situation they carried out tours. Tours start a little differently at Edradour with a tasting to start. Your guide will then introduce you to the art and craft of the whisky maker. Then you will be guided you around the distillery to see the traditional methods of whisky making and maturation, hand-crafted today as it was in Victorian times. Duration 1 hour.