Founded in 1898 by one of Scotland’s most famous whisky families, Ardmore Single Malt has a long commitment to quality. William Teacher was a believer in traditional distilling methods and insisted that Ardmore only used the aromatic smoke from natural, Highland peat fires to dry our malted barley.
Sadly today the high cost has meant that only one Highland Distillery still routinely fully ‘peats’ its standard malt. Ardmore is rightly proud to be that distillery. Our traditional methods extend to maturation. Ardmore Traditional Cask is double matured, first in the more usual oak barrelsm and then in much smaller ‘Quarter Casks’. These were common in the 19th century, but are too costly for most distillers to use today.
Finally bottled at 46% ABV, Ardmore is only barrier rather than chill filtered thus preserving the natural flavours. These methods ensure we maintain the quality of our uniquely complex and rewarding malt whisky.
Taste: Full, smooth, peat-smke and earthy richness, tempered by subtle sweetness
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.ardmorewhisky.com
*Info taken from bottle