It has been few years since Edradour lost its status of the Scotland smallest distillery; new warehouses are being built and the construction of a second distillery, Edradour 2, should be completed soon.
The new distillery will be equipped with two stills, which would increase distilling capacity to 400 000 liters of spirit per annum. Meanwhile it has been business as usual with new expressions being released on regular basis. Here is an interesting one, Edradour 17 years old distilled in October 1999, when the distillery was still owned by Pernod Ricard and finished in three ex-Bordeaux hogsheads (nos. 812, 822 and 823) for 42 months. Bottled at natural strength of 55.8% abv on February 8, 2017 with an outrun of 913 bottles.
Nose: rich, Christmas cake, black cherries, strawberries, cantaloupe, dark chocolate, cinnamon, hints of leather and toasted oak.
Palate: fruity and spicy, raspberries, strawberries, candied orange peel, white pepper, cinnamon, hints of cocoa and licorice and touch of cedar wood.
Finish: long, chocolate-coated cherries, candied orange peel, cinnamon and oak.