#scotch wonder! An array of sherried whiskies that landed with us at the end of August. Sherry, sherry, sherry 💣! • • Glenlivet, Clynelish, Deanston and this epic cask #51 Edradour. • • All are single cask, natural colour. Two from the Cask Strength range. Two from the un-chillfiltered range from Signatory Vintage. • • All are available to buy at #thewhiskybarrel.com (while stocks last)
5 weeks to go for the #royalparkshalfmarathon !!! Did a hilly 9.5km today after a week of being very poorly. Please sponsor me to run in this ridiculous orange vest so I don’t get mowed down by tractors in rural Scotland. #bringingsexyback https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TillyMaeWilson. @calmzone
Edradour Distillery - For my last distillery visit on this trip to Scotland I wanted to go to a smaller, more unique place that still held a rich historical past. It became apparent that there was no place better than Edradour Distillery in the Lower Highlands near Pitlochry. - Edradour is a marvelously small, beautiful and quaint place. It is still under private ownership and they generally hold true to the same production methods that have served them since 1825. The distillery can no longer claim the title of the smallest in Scotland, a couple years ago the laws changed allowing smaller craft distilleries to emerge. That being said they are still tiny compared to some of the other operations I’ve seen on my trip. - The whole place is nestled beautifully on the banks of a stunning little stream which, of course is the water source for the distillery. Every piece of their operation was like a miniature version of what I have seen again and again on this trip. - In late 90s they were acquired by Andrew Symington, the founder and owner of Signatory Vintage. Signatory is a relatively small, independent bottling company. Symington seems to have brought Edradour into the 21st century, by keeping their tried and true production methods alive while also encouraging ingenuity. He introduced the Ballechin, a heavenly peated bourbon aged single malt, much closer to an Islay than a highland. He is also responsible for the introduction of many wine cask aged single malts that are very unique. I purchased a beautiful Sauternes aged single cask bottle that I thought was magnificent. Of course they have kept their Edradour 10 and 12 which are solely aged In Oloroso Sherry butts. - I think the distillery is very unique because of a number of factors that work together, their size, their independent ownership and the fact that they are relatively well-known. These three elements taken together are actually quite rare with Scottish distilleries these days, and I believe
🏴in comments👇🏻 . 🇹🇷 İskoçya turumuzda son durağımız “İskoçya’nın En Küçük Damıtımevi” olarak da bilinen Edradour Damıtımevi oldu🏴🥃 . ”En küçük” terimini açıklamak gerekirse, tesis alanı veya üretim miktarı nedeniyle verilmemiş, o günlerde Edradour’a ait bakır imbiklerin boyut olarak İskoçya’nın en küçük imbikleri olması sebebiyle verilmiştir..Gerçi söylenene göre son yıllarda açılan mikro damıtımevleri nedeniyle Edradour bu ünvanını kaybetmiş..Yine de biz en küçük damıtımevi demeye devam edebiliriz 😀 . Edradour, Pitlochry adı verilen, oldukça turistik bir kasabaya çok yakın bir noktaya konumlandırılmış..Bu sebeple damıtımevi gezimiz bir çok farklı ülkeden gelen Birleşmiş Milletler toplantısı gibiydi🇺🇳Edradour’un bahçesinde kısa bir yürüyüşün ardından tadım odasına geçtik..Edradour’un tarihini anlatan kısa bir video izledikten sonra, Edradour 10 ve Ballechin 10 (kendisi Edradour Damıtımevi’nde üretilen turbalı viskilere verilen marka) tadımladık..Aaa bir de glencairn bardak hediyemiz oldu 🎁 . Daha sonra #2 adı verilen ve yeni inşa edilen damıtımevini gezdik. 1 numaralı damıtımevi de halen üretime devam ediyor bu arada..Bakır imbiklerin boyutları 1 numaralı damıtımevindekiyle bire bir aynı..Üretim safhalarıyla ilgili bilgileri aldıktan sonra, gerçekten ilginç bir deneyim olan depolara geçtik➡️ . Edradour, aynı zamanda “Signatory Vintage” ismiyle de bildiğimiz bağımsız şişeleyici markasının da sahibi..Bu sebeple depoların içerisinde bazıları şimdi kapanmış olan farklı damıtımevlerinde damıtılmış viskilere ait fıçıları gördük.. . Damıtımevini güzel ve özel kılan bir başka nokta ise bar kısmıydı..Edradour damıtımevi tarafından üretilen bir çok viskiyi çok komik fiyatlara denemeniz mümkün..Tabi ki bu fırsatı
After several days in Scotland, finally made it to a distillery! Edradour is one of the few remaining independent Scotch distillers and has used the same methods for the last 100 years. This place is old school. Highlight was tasting a super interesting cask strength single malt aged 10 years in Cheateau d’Yquem barrels. #scotland#edradour#scotch#wayfaringseels
Took the tour of the charming Edradour distillery today (one of the only small farmhouse distilleries for single malt left in Scotland, operating since 1825). Man, it’s a commitment to get here on foot! Had to trek through the woods. You need to really mean it! I’m not a huge whiskey person, but I might change my ways. I love how slow the process is and how culturally and environmentally dependent. It’s very beautiful and complex. Lots to learn and appreciate.
Hiked up from Moulin to the Black Spout waterfall (assisted by hugely unhelpful signage) then on to @edradourwhisky distillery for a tour and sampling of their superb wares. An extraordinarily small place, it is the last farm co-op style distillery, producing just 12 barrels a week, using tiny stills, a refrigerator like on a dairy farm and a dunnage warehouse that is (unusually) open to visitors and not temperature controlled. It looked like where you’d store the Ark of the Covenant in Indiana Jones: cool, dark, silent, and the smell was incredible. A cathedral of whisky! While we were in there, we were breathing in the Angel’s Share. 🌬🥃 Some very interesting barrels, including Spanish sherry casks from 1918. Edradour has a fascinating history, which includes a Mafia boss and the S.S. Politician and Whisky Galore, so it was a treat to spend the afternoon there. #whisky#scotland#distillery#hike#hills#waterfall#dramsnotdrama#forest#nature#caledonia#singlemalt#uisgebeatha