Edradour Distillery, Highlands

Edradour is Scotland's smallest distillery and produce minute quantities of Single Malt Whisky. Its small distillery is located in the hamlet of Balnauld near Pitlochry in Perthshire and is believed to have been founded in 1825. Reputedly Edradour did brisk business with American customers during prohibition, although rumours that it was owned by the Mafia for a short period have never been substantiated.

The company says it uses [lightly peated] local barley and its stills are the smallest in Scotland - stills any smaller than those at Edradour would not be permitted by Customs and Excise for fear that they could be operated in a secret hiding place. Just three men, John Reid, David Ramsbottom and James Kennedy, work at Edradour and they are responsible for producing what many connoisseurs call the "jewel in the Highland crown."

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