Ardmore

Distillery Bottlings

Posted 27 February 2018

Ardmore is a surprisingly large Victorian era distillery given that it’s nestled  in the rather picturesque rural village of Kennethmont (population roughly 470). It was constructed by Adam Teacher (son of William Teacher) in 1898 to produce malt for their rather well known blend – Teacher’s Highland Cream – and indeed, nowadays, much of the 5.5 MLPA from Ardmore’s eight stills ends up being used exactly the same way. Nevertheless, Ardmore has been developing its reputation for single malts since 2007’s introduction of Ardmore Traditional Cask. Towards the latter part of 2017 a new limited edition Ardmore was released, one which to my mind signals that great things lie ahead for this distillery – Ardmore Vintage 1996 20 year old.


Independent Bottlings

James MacArthur


Posted 16 August 2018

In 1994, James MacArthur released a series of 45 whiskies under branded  ‘In celebration of 500 years of Scotch Whisky  1494 – 1994 (1494 being the earliest recorded mention of whisky in the Exchequer Rolls of King James IV). The series consisted of 10 full sized (70cl) bottlings, and 35 (50cl) miniatures from an extensive variety of both distilleries and vintage years. Three whiskies from Ardmore were included in the series – one from 1976, 77 and 78. The 78 entry bears no age statement, though given the bottling year, one could posit that it should be between 15 and 16 years of age. It’s bottled at 56.2% ABV.


Scotch Malt Whisky Society


Posted 06 July 2018

This Ardmore spent 9 years in ex-bourbon before being re-racked in a 2nd fill heavily charred barrel. Lightly Peated profile.


Posted 04 October 2018

SMWS seems to have a near endless supply of Ardmore these days – I’m not complaining, it’s usually rather tasty. This one was matured for 11 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead before being moved to 2nd fill hogshead with a heavy toast and medium char for a final year of maturation. Peated profile.


Posted 28 February 2019

Ardmore is a regularly of nearly every Society outturn – this bottling hails from 2006 and has been matured in a refill ex-bourbon hogshead for 12 years. View on SMWS


Posted 04 April 2019

I’ve enjoyed many of the recent Ardmore’s – this month’s is a 12 year old drawn from a refill ex-bourbon barrel. View on SMWS


Posted 04 July 2019

After May’s older Ardmore (66.143 Steam trains and puffers), we’re back at the younger end of the spectrum with a 12 year old drawn from a refill ex-bourbon barrel. View on SMWS


Posted 02 May 2019

The near obligatory monthly Ardmore – but, this time served up at a notably higher age. 20 years in a refill ex-bourbon hogshead. View on SMWS


Distilleries

Bottlers

Scotland (729)
Aberfeldy (8)
Aberlour (12)
Ailsa Bay (1)
Ardbeg (13)
Ardmore (8)
Arran (24)
Auchroisk (3)
Aultmore (7)
Balblair (13)
Balmenach (2)
Balvenie (11)
Ben Nevis (3)
BenRiach (7)
Benrinnes (7)
Benromach (7)
Bladnoch (5)
Bowmore (12)
Braeval (3)
Cambus (2)
Caol Ila (23)
Cardhu (1)
Clynelish (7)
Daftmill (1)
Dailuaine (6)
Dalmore (14)
Deanston (7)
Dufftown (2)
Dumbarton (1)
Edenmill (1)
Edradour (6)
Girvan (1)
Glen Grant (11)
Glen Moray (15)
Glen Ord (2)
Glengoyne (12)
Glengyle (4)
Glenlivet (11)
Hazelburn (2)
Inchgower (1)
Kilchoman (5)
Knockando (1)
Knockdhu (2)
Lagavulin (3)
Laphroaig (19)
Linkwood (6)
Lochnagar (1)
Longmorn (7)
Longrow (4)
Macallan (10)
Macduff (1)
Mortlach (11)
Oban (3)
Scapa (1)
Speyburn (5)
Speyside (1)
Talisker (6)
Tamdhu (3)
Teaninich (4)
Tobermory (26)
Tomatin (9)
Tomintoul (2)
Tormore (4)
Wolfburn (3)
Canada (3)
Europe (16)
Cotswolds (2)
Langatun (1)
Locher (1)
Mackmyra (8)
Penderyn (1)
Ireland (25)
Bushmills (5)
Midleton (11)
Teeling (4)
Tullamore (1)
Japan (31)
Chichibu (6)
Chita (1)
Eigashima (1)
Hakushu (2)
Yamazaki (2)
Yoichi (2)
Rest of the World (2)
Paul John (1)
Taiwan (6)
King Car (5)
Nantou (1)
USA (23)
Bernheim (2)
Lux Row (1)