In 1933, the Mackintosh family sold Edradour to the famous blending house of William Whiteley. Quite why Whiteley bought such a small distillery – it was Scotland’s tiniest for many years – has never been fully explained. The firm had built up a solid business in the US during Prohibition with its King’s Ransom blend, thanks to Whiteley’s appointment of none other than Mafia boss Frank Costello as his US sales representative…..

Thanks to www.scotchwhisky.com for this juicy history tit-bit!


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