ARDMORE® FOUNDED 1898 HIGHLANDS.
MATURED FOR A FINAL PERIOD IN SMALL 19TH CENTURY STYLE 'QUARTER CASKS'.
Full & rich, with unique Highland peat-smoke notes.
A lightly peated Highland malt with a final maturation in Quarter Casks, Ardmore is very much a rarity. Much like the magnificent Scottish Golden Eagle, still found riding the warm thermals above our distillery.
TYPE: HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY.
METHOD: DOUBLE CASK MATURED. 100% PEATED. NON-CHILL FILTERED.
TASTE: FULL, SMOOTH, PEAT-SMOKE AND EARTHY RICHNESS, TEMPERED BY SUBTLE SWEETNESS.
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 the be that distillery. Our traditional methods extend to maturation. Ardmore Traditional Cask is double matured, first in the most usual oak barrels, 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. http://www.ardmorewhisky.com