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Whisky Question for Uncle Gus

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Whisky Question for Uncle Gus

I'm on an organized tour of Scotland in June and found out that we may be doing a tour of the Edradour distillery. Uncle Gus, you've mentioned a few times that this is a great brand.

In your opinion, if we are interested in buying, should we buy at the distillery, or is this a brand that may be available at duty free? I got the impression in one post that this may be something not widely available.

Any recommendations for particular varieties?

Thanks! I enjoy reading all your advice.

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1. Re: Whisky Question for Uncle Gus

you will get a good choice of Edradour Whisky at the distillery.The main problem you have is that buying at the distillery would mean having to put in it yout checked baggage for your retutn flights.tell the staff at the distillery and thay can put extra packing round the bottle for you (most of the bottles come in a carboard or metal sleeve).

two of my favourite Edradour whiskies are the

Singlton bottled un-chilled fitered and the cask strenth whisky,this link will give you a bit of info about them.

www.royalmilewhiskies.com/category.asp…

this link is from my favourite whisky shop

Royalmile Whiskies in Edinburgh.

As you can see there are several varieties of Edradour,I am not a fan of their peated whisky ( I leave that to the Islay folk) and I don't like the sweetness of any Port finished whisky but don't let that put you off trying some as we all have different tastes.

You may get Edradour at some of the airport whisky shops ,but it can't be guarenteed.

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What airport are you flying out of? If it is Edinburgh, I am flying out of there at the end of the month and I can suss out what Edradour varieties are available...I always have a look at what is on offer as I used to work in the whisky industry.

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Fofoma - I also would be very interested in knowing what types of Edradour whisky are available at the Edinburgh airport. We too are flying in/out there and want to purchase some Edradour. If possible you can use my e-mail address. Thanks, Ron

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4. Re: Whisky Question for Uncle Gus

No problem Ron - will do...popping across to NY on a one woman mission to bolster the American economy and will have a look at the whisky when I am at the airport. ;-)

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>> "I am not a fan of their peated whisky ( I leave that to the Islay folk"<<

The grown-up whisky drinkers you mean? ;-)

It is all about individual tastes of course, but I love nothing better than a big booming, blasting, mind-blowing, peatier-than-peat itself Islay.

If you were looking for something a bit more unusual, then I would suggest Cadenhead's whisky shop (also on the Royal Mile) - it specialises in cask-strength, single cask bottlings, which can throw up some quirky numbers! There's no way to browse as such, it's all stored in the back, but the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Buy me a bottle or two whilst you are there Fofoma,I am down to my last 12 bottles.

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Scots_Al,I love the peaty whiskies and the Islay malts are my favourites,Edradour tried to do a peated malt in the style of Laphroiag and it just did not work.I love Edradour whisky but their peaty concoction is a pretty poor copy of the real thing.

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Thanks for the info. I'm am flying from EDI to Heathrow, then to the US so I do have to consider how to get it home.

The distillery is during the middle of our tour, so it may not even make it to the trip home....

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<< Buy me a bottle or two whilst you are there Fofoma,I am down to my last 12 bottles.>>

Do you think my middle names are Andrew & Carnegie Gus?

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10. Re: Whisky Question for Uncle Gus

Good to hear UncleGus, and I shall know to avoid that particular expression!

BTW, if you like Laphroaig, Cadenhead's currently have (or at least did have a couple of weeks ago) a lovely 13 y.o. cask-strength single-cask bottling.