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ARDMORE         15 years old 40%              
Distilled: 1977
Bottled: 1992
Trademark of Proprietors:
Wm. Teacher & Sons Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
EMPTY

ARDMORE         18 years old 51,4 %
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY         
Bottled: 1997
IN CELEBRATION
500 YEARS OF SCOTCH WHISKY
1494 - 1994
James MacArthur & Co, Ltd,
Edinburgh

ARDMORE      22 years old 43 %              
VINTAGE 1977
Distilled 11.3.77
Cask No. 1184
Bottled 25.3.99
340 Genummerde flessen
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

ARDMORE         14 years old 40 %             
Distilled 1987
Bottled 2001
Trademark of Proprietors:
Wm. Teacher & Sons Ltd.
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

ARDMORE         10 years old 43%              
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 25/2/92
Bottled 28/11/02
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask no. 1363
The Ultimate Whisky Company, N.L.
                 
ARDMORE         9 years old 60,4%               INFO
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
Date Distilled May 90
Date Bottled May 99
Society Cask No. code 66.7
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
   
ARDMORE         15 years old 43 %              INFO
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 26/2/90
Bottled 26/4/05
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask no.   30011
Numbered Bottles
The Ultimate Whisky Company,   N.L.

ARDMORE          13  years old 46 %            
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Single Speyside Malt
Distilled  23/06/92
Bottled  13/02/06
Matured in a Bourbon barrel
Cask no:   4878
Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
The Ultimate Whisky Company, N.L

ARDMORE                  46 %                            INFO                                         
TRADITIONAL  CASK
Highland Single Malt  Scotch Whisky
PEATED
Founded 1898
Matured for a final period in small 19th
Century style "Quarter Casks"
Non-Cill Filtered
Ardmore Distillery, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire

ARDMORE           1992         14 years old 46 %
Single Speyside Malt
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY  SELECTION
Distilled: 23/06/92
Matured in a bourbon barrel
Cask no. 4889
Bottled: 28/03/07
Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltering
The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL

ARDMORE           22 years old 52,3 %            INFO                  
SINGLE  CASK  
SCOTCH  MALT  WHISKY
Date Distilled: March 85
Date Bottled: May 07
Outturn: 295 Bottles
Society Cask No. 66.25, Cask Type refill Hogshead
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Pink Ladies and dark chocolate'

 ARDMORE   1 9 9 7    59.0 %                                
 15 years old
 GORDON  &  MACPHAIL  RESERVE
 SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
 From Ardmore Distillery
 Distilled date:21/08/1997
 Working with the specialists at
 Gordon & Macphail,
 Van Wees has selected the cask for
 this unique bottling
  Exclusively Bottled for Van Wees
 Cask Type: Refill Sherry Hogshead
 Cask Number: 900665
  No. of Bottles: 298
  Bottling Month: September 2012
  Unchillfiltered
  Natural colour
  Specially Selected, produced & Bottled by
  Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

Colour: Dark straw
Nose: Light and fruity with stewed pears, coconut and a hint of mint
Palate: Initially peppery with ripe banana, toasted malt and citrus note
Finish: Long and warming

  ARDMORE   1 9 9 7     58.5 %                          
  15 years old
  GORDON  &  MACPAHIL  RESERVE
  SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
  From Ardmore Distillery
  Distilled date: 21/08/1997
  Working with the specialists at
  Gordon & Macphail,
  Van Wees has selected the cask for
  this unique bottling
  Exclusively Bottled for Van Wees
  Cask Type: Refill Sherry Hogshead
  Cask Number: 900669
  No. of Bottles: 312
  Bottling Month: September 2012
  Unchillfiltered
  Natural colour
  Specially Selected, produced and Bottled by
  Gordon & Macphail, Elgin


Colour:  Pale gold
Nose:  Fresh and fruity, with a hint of cigar ash. Green apples and milk chocolate
flavours linger.
Finish: Long fruity with a tough of ash.


ARDMORE
VINTAGE   2 0 0 8
5 years old  46 %                              
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 24/06/08
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Bottled: 06/11/13
275 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltration
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL


ARDMORE
VINTAGE  2 0 0 3
9 years old 46 %                           
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 11/09/03
Matured in a Hogshead
Bottled: 29/03/13
310 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL


ARDMORE INFO
Aged  11 years 58.1 %                              
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Date Distilled: 9th  October 2002
Cask Type: Refill Barrel / ex Bourbon
Society Single Cask No: Code: 66.48
Outturn: One of Only 218 Bottles
Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
Autumn fairground dram

                                                          

ARDMORE INFO
Age  11 years 58,9 %                              
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Date Ditilled: 16th  March 2004
Cask Type: Refill Barrel / ex Bourbon
Outturn: One of Only 197 Bottles
Society Single Cask: Code: 6 6. 7 2
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
Pagan feasting round a fire


ARDMORE
16  years  old  40 %                                  
Distilled 1 9 8 1
Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled 1 9  9 7
Trademark of Proprietors:
Wm Teacher & Sons Ltd
Specially Selected, produced & Bottled
By & under the resposiblilty of
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

ARDMORE INFO
Aged 10 years  61.1 %                                                                                              
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled: 5th Oct. 2004
Cask Type: 1st Fill White Wine Hogshead
Outturn: One of Only 268 Bottles
Society Single Cask: CODE: 66,73
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
Midnight feast at pony club camp



ARDMORE
VINTAGE  2 0 0 8
7 years 46 %                                                               
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distilled: 24/06/08
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask no: 800081
Bottled: 18/11/15
298 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL


Highland Malt
Speyside
ARDMORE (1899

Aberdeenshire. Licentiehouder Wm Teacher & Sons Ltd. Onderdeel van Allied Distillers Ltd. Eigendom van Allied Domecq Pic.
Ardmore wil zoveel zeggen als 'grote landtong', en werd gebouwd in 1898 door William Teacher
William Teacher was begonnen in 1830, toen 19 jaar oud met zijn eerste 'Dram shop', waar klanten voor gebruik ter plaatse een glas whisky konden kopen voor drie pennies.
In 1869 bezat hij 18 drankenwinkels en begom hij zich toe te leggen op het blenden van whisky.
In 1884 liet hij de naam 'Highland Cream' registreren.
Maar één jaar nadat William Teacher, Ardmore had gebouwd, gingen de blenders Pattison frauduleus bankroet en de whiskymarkt stortte kompleet in.
William Teacher kwam in ernstige moeilijkheden, en met hem vele anderen, maar Teacher kon dank zij zijn drankwinkels overleven.
In 1955 werd de distilleerderij met twee ketels uitgebreid tot vier ketels. In 1960 werd The Glendronach gekocht en de laatste drankwinkels verkocht. In 1974 kwamen er vier ketels bij.
In 1976 werd William Teacher overgenomen door Allied Breweries, die op hun beurt in 1981 werden gekocht door Allied Lyons.
In 1988 nqm Allied Lyons, Hiram Walker over en Allied Distillers werden gevormd, waarvan George Ballantine & Son Ltd, William Teacher & Sons Ltd en Stewart & Son Ltd te Dundee, deel van gingen uitmaken-
Koel- en proceswater komen van bronnen van de Knockandy heuvel. De ketels worden deels met kolen en deels met stoom verhit. Het is één van de grootste distilleerderijen van Schotland.
Ardmore is een heel traditioneel bedrijf met ook nog een eigen kuiperij.
Er staat éên Mash tun, groot 12 ton, veertien Wash backs: vier van elk 60.000 liter en tien van elk 30.000 liter.
Ardmore heeft vier Wash stills van elk 15000 liter en vier Spirit stills van elk ook 15000 liter.
De produktiekapaciteit is 2 miljoen liter spirit per jaar.
2007
De Ardmore Traditional wordt uitgebracht: eerst gelagerd in Bourbon vaten, daarna gefinished in Quarter Casks.
In de lagerpakhuizen liggen ook vaten voor experimentele doeleinden: whisky in Quarter Casks, whisky met verschillende turfrook sterktes.
De unpeated single malt whisky, voor het grootste deel voor blending doeleinden wordt Ardair genoemed, de naam voor 'Standing Stones' in de omgeving.

We, the Tasting Panel, verify that the Scotch Malt Whisky inside this bottle has been
passed under some of the most scrupulous noses in the world and approved for re-
lease as a Society bottling.

Only single cask whiskies that promise to intrigue, entertain and delight our members
are selected, true to our motto: "TO  LEAVE  NO  NOSE UPTURNED ".


The peatiness (it comes across as woodsmoke) is balanced by a gentle apple/floral lift, the product of a regime which insists on clear wort and very long fermentation in wooden washbacks. The fires which once raged under the stills added a heavy, mid-palate weight, as did the downward facing lyne arms. When the fires came out, the distillery team spent seven months creating new steam coils with kinks in them to replicate the ‘hot spots’ in the stills which had contributed this flavour.

Since the steam has come in, an unpeated variant [called Ardlair after a nearby stone circle] has also been made.


It was in 1898 that Adam Teacher, son of Glasgow blender William Teacher, decided that the family firm needed its own malt whisky distillery. The site he chose, on the outskirts of the village of Kennethmont in rural Aberdeenshire, was on land owned by family friend Col. Leith-Hay [whose seat Leith Hall is open to the public]. It had water, there was a source of peat nearby, and the immediate surroundings grew barley. As significantly, given the vision Teacher had for the site, the railway between Inverness and Aberdeen ran alongside. By putting in a small branch line he could get casks and cow in, and whisky out.

Ardmore has remained in the Teacher’s stable ever since, providing smoke and also top notes to a blend which still sells over a million cases globally (its main markets today are India and Brazil). The original pair of stills were doubled in 1955 and then doubled again in 1974. Two years later, it became part of the Allied Distillers stable – the same year as the distillery’s Saladin maltings stopped. Its stills remained coal-fed until 2001.

When Allied was dismembered in 2006, Teacher’s, Ardmore and Laphroaig went to Beam and in 2014 it became part of the new Beam Suntory portfolio.

Its importance for its blend has meant that Ardmore has never had a presence as single malt. A quarter cask-finished bottling appeared a couple of years after Laphroaig Quarter Cask, but remained a small-scale release.

It has however built up a small but dedicated following among single malt aficionados who seek out the independent bottlings which appear – those from Gordon & MacPhail and Signatory Vintage appear the most frequently.

1898
Adam Teacher, son of William, builds the Ardmore distillery
1923
Ardmore becomes a limited company
1955
The distillery is extended from two to four stills
1974
Ardmore is extended again to feature eight stills in total
1976
Ardmore joins Allied Distillers’ portfolio when Teachers merged with the group
2001
The distillery became one of the last in Scotland to switch from fire to steam-heated stills
2006
Ardmore is sold to Beam Global, along with Teacher’s and Laphroaig
2014
The distillery becomes part of Beam Suntory’s extensive world whisky portfolio


CAPACITY (MLPA) i
5.4
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
54hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.5%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
12.48
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam (heavy fuel boiler)
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Ardmore - medium peated, 12-14 ppm. Ardlair - plain malt
MALT SUPPLIER i
Bairds, Boort and Crisp
MASH TUN MATERIAL i
Cast iron body, copper dome
MASH TUN TYPE i
Semi Lauter
NEW-MAKE PHENOL LEVEL i
3.5-6ppm
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
67.5%
SINGLE MALT PERCENTAGE i
1
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
15,500
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Onion
STILLS i
8 (4 wash, 4 spirit)
WAREHOUSING i
6 dunnage warehouses (3.6 Mola capacity) and 3 racked Warehouses (3 Mola capacity)
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
15,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Onion
WASHBACK TYPE i
Wood
WASHBACKS i
14
WATER SOURCE i
Knockandy Hill (15 springs)
WORT CLARITY i
Cloudy
YEAST TYPE i
Cocktail of Mauri and Kerry pressed yeast
OWNERS

Beam Suntory logo
CURRENT OWNER

Beam Suntory
2014 - present
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Beam
2006 - 2014
Allied Domecq
1994 - 2006
Allied Lyons
1976 - 1994
William Teacher & Sons
1898 - 1976
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