About Ardmore Whisky Distillery
5 100 000 litres
Beam Global Spirits & Wine
Adam Teacher, son of William Teacher, starts the construction of Ardmore Distillery which eventually becomes William Teacher & Sons´ first distillery. Adam Teacher passes away before it is completed.
Stills are increased from two to four.
A visitor centre is constructed.
Another four stills are added, increasing the total to eight.
Allied Breweries takes over William Teacher & Sons and thereby also Ardmore. The own maltings (Saladin box) is terminated.
A 12 year old is released to commemorate the distillery’s 100th anniversary. A 21 year old is launched in a limited edition.
Ardmore is one of the last distilleries to abandon direct heating (by coal) of the stills in favour of indirect heating through steam.
Jim Beam Brands becomes new owner when they take over some 20 spirits and wine brands from Allied Domecq for five billion dollars.
Ardmore Traditional Cask is launched