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Ardmore Scotch Whisky Distillery History
The Ardmore distillery is located in the far southeast of the Speyside region, founded by Wm Teachers & Sons in 1898; the distillery was constructed during one of the industry booms at the end of the19th century.
It was of modern design at the time; the entire distillery powered by a single steam engine. The Inverness Aberdeen railway ran alongside the buildings making it convenient for the transport of supplies of barley and coal. Until 2002 the stills were heated by the traditional coal fired furnaces, but like most other distilleries they use internal heating now
This distillery isn't the first distillery to carry the Ardmore name, between 1817-35 there was the Ardmore' distillery on Islay until it was incorporated into Lagavulin in 1835.
The distillery expanded in 1955 from two stills to four, doubling again in 1974 to eight.
During1976 Wm Teachers & Sons was acquired by Allied Brewers (now Allied Distillers) who closed the distillery maltings.
In 2005 the distillery ownership passed to Pernod Ricard.Then on to Jim Beam Inc in 2008
Ardmore is actually one of the largest distilleries in Scotland with a:
Malt storage capacity of 1,000 tonnes,
A 25 feet Mash Tun
14 wooden wash backs with a total capacity of 90,000 litres.
The 4 wash stills hold 15,000 litres each and receive a constant flow of wash.
The 4 copper spirit stills also hold 15,000 litres each.
All this equipment is responsible for an annual output of more than 3,000,000,000 litres of alcohol each year.
At full working capacity the distillery can produce 4,200.000 litres a year.
Ardmore still retains its own cooperage and the original steam engine and other traditional artefacts are on display at the distillery.
The distillery's main function is to supply whisky for the Teacher's blend however some of the whisky does get bottled as a single malt by the independent bottlers.
Ardmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings
Ardmore Traditional Cask
Ardmore 25 Years Old
Ardmore 30 Years Old
Ardmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Older Distillery Bottlings
Ardmore 12 Years Old
Ardmore 12 Year Old 100th Anniversary
Ardmore 21 Year Old 100th Anniversary
Ardmore Fully Peated Quarter Cask
Ardmore Cask Strength
Ardmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Creative Whisky Company
Gordon & MacPhail
Old Malt Cask
Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Scotts Selection (Speyside Distillers)
Founded 1898 by Adam Teacher
Location Speyside Region, Southeast district
Water Source Local Springs
Copper Top Mash Tun,
14 Oregon Pine Washbacks
4 wash stills 4 Spirit stills.
Matured in American Oak Bourbon and refill casks.
Ardmore Distillery, Kennethmont,
Tel: +44 (0)1464 831213
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Ardmore Scotch Whisky
Distillery Style Tasting Notes
Nose: Creamy, oily, gently peaty, smokey.
Palate: Firm smooth body, creamy mouth-coating quality, oily with peat and smoke.
Finish: Malty, smokey.
Ardmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes
Ardmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11 year old 46%
Provenance Bottling by Douglas Laing & Co. Ltd.
A bottling from one Refill Hogshead DMG REF: 4645.
Tasting notes :-
The nose is sweet with distinct smoke.
The palate opens sweet with vanilla, then dry smoke quickly develops.
the finish is long with peat and dry ashes apparent. (J)
Ardmore 30 year old Scotch Whisky 50% Old Malt Cask 70cl
Old Malt Cask. Bottled by Douglas Laing.
Distilled April 1977.Bottled April 2007.
Ardmore Scotch Whisky Tasting notes
Nose: Lightly spiced, Brylcream? Rich and Malty.
Palate;: sweet Chewy Finely oakedand vanilla'd
Finish: Buttery, Smokey and Oaky (more than ok) (F)