“Mr. Eadie is the fortunate possessor of a recipe, bequeathed to him by his father, for a particular blend of whisky, and it was to taste this ancient Scotch mixture, that we rested awhile…” – Alfred Barnard, 1889.
James Eadie was rarely in a hurry.
Taking time to do things properly was just his way. And fortunately, his approach to making whisky was no different.
Born and raised near Gleneagles, Scotland, he had brewing and distilling in his blood: it was the family business.
So when the enterprising young James moved to Burton-on-Trent to set up his own brewery in 1854, he continued to blend Scotch in the same way that the Eadies had always done.