Ardmore

The distillery was founded by Adam Teacher in 1898 near the Town of Kennethmont. Read more about it below.↓

Information about the Distillery
45 Bottles
Scotland, Speyside
-2.745445 57.351592
Active
Fortune-Brands
4 x 15,000 l
Normal
4 x 15,000 l
Normal
4 x 60,000 l
10 x 30,000 l
12 t
1898
5,200,000 l
http://www.ardmorewhisky.com/
Average Tasting Notes Calculated from 112 Tasting Notes
Nosing
Peat Smoke
Spices
Honey
Sweet
Fruit
Vanilla
Heather
Oak
Oil
Cinnamon
Alcohol
Bonfire Smoke
Berries
Apple
Leather
Pepper
Medicinal Smoke
Caramel
Ham
Pear
Herbs
Lemon
Chocolate
Malt
Grape
Orange
Chili
Sherry
Pinapple
Nuts
Grass
Salt
Raisin
Iodine
Green Apple
Blackberry
Peach
Tropical Fruit
Mint
Tasting
Peat Smoke
Spices
Sweet
Oak
Chili
Fruit
Vanilla
Honey
Pepper
Oil
Malt
Alcohol
Sherry
Orange
Heather
Dark Chocolate
Chocolate
Nuts
Grass
Coffee
Salt
Apple
Plum
Banana
Barley
Leather
Tobacco
Iodine
Date
Wheat
Ginger
Ham
Bonfire Smoke
Cinnamon
Cheese
Herbs
Finish
Peat Smoke
Malt
Oak
Spices
Sweet
Fruit
Salt
Sherry
Vanilla
Dark Chocolate
Alcohol
Herbs
Heather
Ginger
Bonfire Smoke
Honey
Almonds
Clove
Cinnamon
Chili
Anise
Chocolate
Grape
Barley
Leather
Wheat
Details about the Distillery

The Whisky

Ardmore has a few standard bottlings. First the traditional cask: a medium peat smoked full bodied whisky matured in ex-Bourbon and finished in quater casks. The second is the 25 year old and third is the 30 year old.

There are a lot of independent bottlings of the Ardmore distillery, but the main production goes into the blend whisky industry. The major part of the Ardmore whisky is for the Teachers blended Scotch whisky.

The Production

The water for the Ardmore whisky comes from water sources at the Knockandy hill. Up untill the mid 70s Ardmore had its own malting and its own cooperage. As they produce mostly for the blended malt industry the output is at a high 5,2 million liters of spirit per year.

The Ardmore office
The Ardmore distillery

The Pot Stills

Ardmore has four wash stills and four spirit stills with a capacity of 15,000 liters each. The intermediate piece is very round and doesn't inlcude any reflux bowls. The lyne arm is falling after the bent and the neck is rather short and wide. This would suggest are rather intensive spirit.

Ardmore started with two stills. 60 years later the number was doubled to four stills. And in 1975 the distillery doubled the stills again to a total of 8 stills.

Up until the the turn from 2000 to 2001 the Ardmore stills were heated with coal rather than hot steam.

Pot stills
The Pot stills of the Ardmore distillery

The Malting

After the takeover in 1976 the malting floors were closed and Ardmore had to buy their malt at the big malting factories. Ardmore's malt is lightly peated and that gives the malt just the right kick to be a bit more exciting than the usual speyside whisky.

The Warehouse

Some of the warehouses at Ardmore are the former malting floors that have been reconstructed to suit as warehouses. The choice of casks at Ardmore are mostly ex-Bourbon with the Quater casks to finish.

The warehouse
The Ardmore warehouses

History

The distillery was founded by Adam Teacher in 1898 near the Town of Kennethmont. At the beginning of the 18th century there was another distillery called Ardmore on the Isle of Islay. This distillery had nothing to do with this Ardmore distillery except the name. Today the company belongs to Suntory company.

The Visitor Center

Unfortunately the Ardmore distillery is a big industrial complex and does not allow visitors.

Chronological rating history

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