Region - Highland, Scotland


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    Edradour is a unique, single Highland malt whisky made in one of the smallest whisky distilleries in Scotland; possibly the last original ‘farm’ distillery in Perthshire. Nestling in a picturesque pocket glen, this charming cluster of white buildings with its distinctive red doors has an enviable 170 year history. Time truly seems to have stood still here. John Reid and his two assistants, David Ramsbottom and James Kennedy handcraft Edradour without any fuss and modern equipment, just like it was done a century ago. Even today they are just about capable of producing commercial quantities making them an anomaly in this mass production world order. This commitment to old world values has not been in vain; Edradour is revered among whisky connoisseurs for its exquisitely smooth and creamy texture, with just a hint of smokiness. The result of the region’s fine blend of altitude and mountain water, Edradour is truly the jewel in the Highland crown.


    Naturally then, given the emphasis on traditional methods, only 12 casks of whisky are produced in a week. This makes the Edradour Single Malt a much coveted but rarely acquired pleasure. Should you manage to find one, you will be one of the few people lucky enough to experience its magic.

    Edradour – Caledonia, 12 years

    46% Abv-700ml

    This 12 Year Old has spent the last four years of its maturation in oloroso sherry casks. Caledonia is a toast to songwriter Dougie MacLean who had selected a single oloroso cask from 1997 as part of the homecoming celebrations and named it after his most famous song, ‘Caledonia’. Its enthusiastic reception led to the adoption of the whisky’s name on a permanent basis.


    Tasting Notes: This full golden whisky starts off with a nose of peppermint, sugared almond, a hint of sherry, honey and spicy smoky notes. The palate is minty clean, malty and has a remarkable creamy texture for a relatively light malt. The finish is mellow and warming.