James Eadie will be returning to the Fife Whisky Festival! Well, not the man himself. That would really be something else seeing as though he died in the early 1900s. However, his whisky legacy lives on in the form of the independent bottler of the same name, having been revived by James Eadie's great-great grandson, Rupert Patrick.
Leon and Hugh from James Eadie have joined us at our previous festivals and their single cask bottlings have gone down a treat with festival goers. Last year, the cask strength Benrinnes 13 years, finished in a Madeira cask, proved popular. And, without wishing to sound biased here, the 21 years single grain from Fife's own Cameronbridge was a cracking dram!
With most of the range being either single cask or small batch releases, there'll undoubtedly be some changes and new additions to the James Eadie stand come March 2020.
As well as a superb lineup of single malt and single grain whiskies, Trademark X - James Eadie's blended whisky - also went down a storm.
Having tracked down the old ledgers, and tasted a sample from one of the last remaining bottles from the 1940s, Rupert Patrick set out to recreate the old Trademark X blend. The result is a lovely, well-balanced, peaty blended Scotch whisky bottled at 45.6%.
We're really looking forward to welcoming back the James Eadie team to the Corn Exchange in Cupar and are delighted they've decided to make it a Fife Whisky Festival hat-trick!