Originally Posted by blenderm
I've been told by someone who knows that Ardmore Traditional is a mix of Ardmore that's aged from 5 to 13 years old and was mainly from American barrels before maturing on in quarter casks.
Blenderm, you are correct. Further research this morning confirmed ex-bourbon barrels. It is not surprising the quarter casks are 5 years old given how quickly whisky matures in quarter casks. It is also said that the Laphroaig Quarter Cask bottling is 5 years old.