Ardmore Speyside Whisky Distillery
Like many Single Malts Ardmore was originally created to ensure a supply for the more commercially successful blended whisky. In this case, Ardmore distillery was built in 1898 give Teachers blended whisky a continual supply of its main ingredient. Following an international marketing campaign Teachers became internationally renowned. Ardmore lies between Inverness and Aberdeen and is one of the largest distilleries in Scotland.
Ardmore have stuck to the traditional methods and only converted to steam to heat its stills in 2003 where previously using the traditional method of coal. There recent release of Ardmore Traditional Cask used highland peat fires to dry the malted barley, a method which has sadly died out due to the huge cost.
There is also a research and development site at Ardmore Distillery which means new methods as well as old methods of production are explored, Ardmore is barrier filtered rather than chill filtered which they claim preserves the natural flavours and produces a unique and rewarding whisky.
Taste: A rare peated Speyside giving a subtle distinctive rich taste with sweet finish.
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