James Eadie


James Eadie specialise in Single Cask and Small Batch bottlings together with the unique Trade Mark X. The Trade Mark X revives a special whisky recipe utilised by James Eadie, the 19th century Scottish Brewer. The whisky, in Victorian times, was available in more than 300 James Eadie pubs. To recreate the recipe, a panel of experts and a leading Master Blender were involved in sampling one of the last remaining bottles. From the original recipe (tracked down in an old ledger) and with one of the few surviving bottles, it was possible to recreate Brand X. Only whiskies from distilleries that James Eadie personally bought from, were used as the source for the recreated Trade Mark X. Today the CEO at the helm of James Eadie is Rupert Patrick, a great-great-grandson of James Eadie. Rupert Patrick began his career in the wine trade, then moved in 1991 to the whisky industry. He has worked for Macleod Distillers, Beam Suntory and then Diageo. He is a Keeper of the Quaich and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers.