August 02, 2006

Edradour



Nestling in the hills above Pitlochry in Perthsire is Scotland's smallest distillery, Edradour. If you only visit one distillery in Scotland, let it be this one. For a start, the tour is free, as is your dram, and as the distillery is small, you get a real sense of the history of the distilling process. Everything is done by hand as it always has been and you can see the whisky-making process on a more human scale. It's also a very nice whisky! Anyone where the word whiksy comes from? What it means? A bottle of Edradour to the first correct answer! (Aye, right! - the only example of a double positive meaning negative!)

5 comments:

Annie said...

Ah, the water of life it is, Scotch whiskey. I'd like a dram of it right now!

Kim said...

How very lovely indeed. I'm enjoying this tour out of the city. My neighbor from our previous city was Scottish, and she showed us a prized bottle of this and said it was a wonderful and very smooth "older ladies" sort of quality Scotch whisky. I think it means water of life and comes from gaelic and old English root words.
-Kim

Grant F said...

well done! from the gaelic 'uisge beatha' meaning water of life - the gaels had the right idea!!

Bun said...

It is the only whisky this "older lady" likes.

beau frere said...

Annie should note that whiskey with an 'e' is not Scotch! It will describe Irish, American .... spirits.