Monday, November 14, 2011

Edradour new releases...

Limited Edradour Scotches

In stock at Forsyth, Rock Hill and online

Edradour Single Malt Whisky Port Cask Matured...$59.99 / 750ml
Scotland's Smallest Distillery
Cask No.383
Distilled 2003
Bottled 2010
"Since acquiring Edradour in July 2002, I have pursued a modest programme of experimentation with the type of casks used to mature some of the Edradour spirit not needed to support our standard 10 year old product.  In November 2003, we filled a batch of 10 Bodega Port Butts with new make Edradour.  These casks had been used for at least 20 years in maturing Port in Portugal.  I have monitored the progess of maturation and have been surprised at just how quickly the casks have imparted a deep red hue and a great depth of flavour and character into the spirit.   Bottled in September 2010 this sixth release is limited to 1051 bottles." -- Andrew W. Symington, Proprietor

Edradour Dougie MacLean's Caledonia 12yr Old Single Malt...$59.99 / 750ml

Caledonia Whisky Launched

4th September 2009

Today Dougie MacLean and Andrew Symington launched Caledonia The Whisky at Edradour Distillery with special guest, The First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond.

First Minister Alex Salmond said: “Whisky is one of Scotland’s finest exports and our many varied malts and blends are savoured and appreciated around the world. Scotch whisky is an iconic symbol at times of celebration both at home and abroad - from toasting the Bard at a Burns Supper to a dram at Hogmanay. It is quite rightly a key part of our Year of Homecoming and I’m delighted to be visiting Edradour to celebrate the launch of this very special whisky to mark our celebrations.”

Andrew Symington, distillery owner, said: “We are delighted to welcome the First Minister to Edradour Distillery for the official launch of Caledonia, and to see first hand the results of our recent investments in upgrading the visitor centre and our new bottling and warehousing facilities on site. Edradour is now one of a very few single malts to be bottled at source, and we are very proud of the improved visitor and operational facilities we now have at Edradour. I first met Dougie at last years Perthsire Amber Festival, and having enjoyed the event very much, decided to become a sponsor of the 2009 event. Over a few whiskies one night we also hatched the idea of doing a Caledonia bottling to celebrate Homecoming 2009”.

Dougie Maclean said: “It's very exciting to be closely involved with Edradour in the creation of this fine new whisky for contemporary Scotland and to have Alex Salmond the First Minster here in Perthshire to launch it. My song ‘Caledonia’ celebrates a sense of belonging and it seems to have struck a chord with people all over the world, so it's more than appropriate to have a whisky associated with it. “Marie Christie, Homecoming Scotland Project Director, said: “We are delighted Edradour Distillery and Dougie Maclean are working together in support of the national Homecoming celebrations. Whisky is a key theme of the year and Dougie’s Perthshire Amber event looks set to be a highlight in the programme. Caledonia has been proven to be a hugely popular Homecoming anthem and I am sure this new whisky will prove as successful as the song.”

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