Visiting one of the smallest distilleries with excellent Whiskies!
If you get the chance, don’t miss a visit to the Edradour Distillery! The trip there is one of my best trips to the distillery.
And I love Edradour Scotch!
On my motorcycle tour through Scotland, I visited a number of disitilleries. Let’s have a look at this one.
The tour of the young lady in a green kilt was very personal, not as highly professional and perfectly organized as in larger companies. It’s more of a tour with one of the “family members” who are proud to present their own production. And in many areas it is still manual and very individual. Nevertheless, at Edradour they know exactly what they are doing. Every part of the process is carried out with a lot of experience and expertise.
The distillery has an interesting history that shows how such a small business can survive among much larger competitors while still being committed to its own traditions and high quality manual production.
The tour was as well fun as also informative. All of the old farmhouses on the site have been lovely renovated and contribute to a cozy atmosphere.
And of course I was impressed by the variety of whiskies and the extensive experiments with different casks. The owner likes to try new combinations and barrels for maturing his whiskies. Some of them are only produced in small batches, so you will be lucky enough to try one of them.
The whisky tasting at the end was great and finally I had my list of the malts to consider for my collection.
We left the distillery in a very good mood …. 😉
I can only recommend visiting distillery Edradour – perhaps in contrast to a visit to one of the large distilleries, where everything is much more professional but also less personal.