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Ardmore

Built in 1898, Adam Teacher established the distillery to ensure a good supply of whisky for Teachers blended whisky. The build followed a surge of demand for Teachers products and was part of an extensive expansion of the company, including an international marketing campaign. Lying just below Knockandy Hill, alongside the railway line between Inverness and Aberdeen, Ardmore was one of the last remaining distilleries to rely on coal powered fires to heat its stills and did not convert to steam 'til 2003.

In 2005, Beam Global became the new owners after buying twenty wine and spirit companies from Allied Domecq, for five billion dollars. Shortly after the acquisition, Ardmore’s capacity was increased from 3 to 5.1 million litres and in 2007 its own bottling was, at last, released, namely Ardmore Traditional. ‘Traditional’, matured in bourbon casks, followed by a secondary maturation in quarter casks, was originally launched for the duty free market but was released also on the American market in March of 2008.

One of the largest distilleries in Scotland, Ardmore is also the site for large scientific research laboratories. The whisky is mostly quite peated, but a small amount of un-peated whisky is released during a few weeks yearly in the shape of Ardmore Ardlair, though this is used exclusively in various blends.

Ardmore Whisky Distillery

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About Ardmore Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01464 831213

Distillery Founded

1898

Distillery Capacity

5 100 000 litres

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Owner

Beam Global Spirits & Wine

Distillery Address

Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire

Distillery Website

www.ardmorewhisky.com

1898

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.

1955

Stills are increased from two to four.

1973

A visitor centre is constructed.

1974

Another four stills are added, increasing the total to eight.

1976

Allied Breweries takes over William Teacher & Sons and thereby also Ardmore. The own maltings (Saladin box) is terminated.

1999

A 12 year old is released to commemorate the distillery’s 100th anniversary. A 21 year old is launched in a limited edition.

2002

Ardmore is one of the last distilleries to abandon direct heating (by coal) of the stills in favour of indirect heating through steam.

2005

Jim Beam Brands becomes new owner when they take over some 20 spirits and wine brands from Allied Domecq for five billion dollars.

2007

Ardmore Traditional Cask is launched

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Ardmore 25 Year Old
(70cl, 51.40%)
A cask strength 25 year old from Ardmore, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser and also offers plenty of peatiness, which makes this more like a traditional aged Speyside malt.  More info
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$240.26
This was distilled at the Ardmore distillery in February 1996 before a 16 year maturation in a single cask (a refill hogshead). It was bottled for Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range in February 2012...  More info
$112.70
Ardmore Traditional
(70cl, 46%)
The 2007 release of this 'Traditional Cask' was the first official single malt from the Ardmore distillery, this is a young whisky, but it was aged in quarter casks, which proffers a speedy maturation...  More info
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$45.82
An 11 year old Ardmore from Signatory. This was bottled from two hogsheads on the 21st October 2010. A release of 791 bottles.  More info
$49.06
An absolute belter of a malt from Highland distillery Ardmore. Incredibly biscuity and Umami-rich.  More info
10 year old Ardmore, bottled by Signatory. This was distilled on the 2nd June 1999 and aged in two hogsheads (numbers 8/1155 and 1156) before bottling on the 10th March 2010. A release of 777 bottles.  More info
A 20 year old from Ardmore, this was distilled on the 26th February 1990, and aged in a wine treated barrel (cask number 30118) before bottling by Signatory at cask strength on the 7th April 2010. A...  More info
$119.27
A 1993 vintage from Ardmore, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail. The distillery, despite being in Speyside, makes whisky with a markedly smoky character.  More info
$69.69
A single refill hogshead matured Ardmore (cask number 3176). This was distilled in the Autumn of 1994 and matured for 12 years before bottling for Douglas Laing's Provenance range in the Winter of...  More info
A refill bourbon edition from 1991, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail. This Ardmore single malt exhibits a rich, smoky intensity. The name Ardmore derives from the Scotch Gaelic 'Ard moi' meaning 'Big...  More info
$103.23
A smoky, gentled peated Highlander, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail and distilled in 1991 at the Ardmore distillery established by William Teacher and Sons.  More info
A lightly-peated offering from the Highland distillery Ardmore. This was distilled in 1990 and bottled for Gordon and MacPhail with a certain smoothness and a touch of smoke.  More info
A delicious cask strength Ardmore, distilled on the 26th February 1990 and aged in wine-treated bourbon barrels (numbers 30122 and 30125) before bottling in the 6th July 2011, a release of 352...  More info
$111.86
This was distilled at the Ardmore distillery in February 1996. It was aged for 15 years in a refill hogshead before bottling in March 2011. A release of 212 bottles from the Old Malt Cask range.  More info
$89.80
A delicious single cask Ardmore, distilled in Autumn 2003 and aged for 8 years in a bourbon barrel before bottling in Winter of 2011 for Douglas Laing's Provenance range.  More info
$66.05
This Signatory bottling is a from a batch of two hogsheads from Ardmore, a Speyside distillery that lightly peats its whisky. This was matured in bourbon hogsheads and bottled at 46% as part of the...  More info
$77.60
A single cask Ardmore from Signatory, part of their Un-Chillfiltered range. Distilled in 1999 before a 13 year maturation period in cask 800164.  More info
$77.60
This is a seven year old bottling of the Highland Single Malt of Ardmore from Douglas Laing.  More info
$58.87
Ardmore is an important component of the famous teacher's Blended Whisky. Thankfully Signatory have bottled this cask-strength edition all for your delectation.  More info
$126.70
This was distilled at the Ardmore distillery in Autumn 2003. It was then aged for 9 years in a single cask (a refill barrel) before bottling for the Provenance range in Winter 2013.  More info
$71.25

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