Edradour 17 Year Old 1999 - Bordeaux Cask Finish (70cl, 55.8%) ***sold***
A wine matured single malt from the small Pitlochry distillery. The youngest spirt used in this bottling was distilled on the 12th October 1999. The whisky then started its ageing process by being laid to rest in casks #812, #822 and #823 before being finished in Bordeaux wine hogsheads for a period of 42 months. Bottled at the age of 17 years old at cask strength.
One of 913 bottles.
For a long time Edradour was Scotland's smallest distillery. Owned by William Whitely for much of the 20th century, it contributed malt for their King's Ransom blend, which had developed a strong sales network in the US with dubious Mafia boss, Frank Costello, as its representative. The distillery was eventually sold to Campbell Distillers in 1982, who opened it up to visitors and bottled its first official single malt in 1986. Despite its small size, the distillery has always found itself interested parties, with independent bottlers-turned-distillers, Signatory Vintage, purchasing it in 2002 when it was deemed surplus to requirements by Campbell Distillers parent firm, Pernod-Ricard.