Ardmore Distillery, Highland

The Ardmore distillery is settled on the east border of Speyside, between the River Bogie, the Clashindarroch forest and at the edge of the Grampian mountains.

Founded in 1898 by one of Scotland’s most famous whisky families. Ardmore has a longstanding belief in traditional distilling methods and insist that the aromatic smoke from natural, Highland peat fires is used to dry their malted barley. Sadly today, the high cost of this procedure has meant that it is now the only Highland distillery to routinely fully ‘peat’ its standard malt.

Ardmore is double matured, first in the more usual oak barrels, and then in much smaller ‘Quarter Casks’, delivering a unique smoothness to our whisky. These were in common use in the 19th century, but are too costly for most distillers to use today. Finally, bottled at 46% ABV, Ardmore is only un-chill filtered thus preserving all the natural flavours. These methods, combined, create a uniquely complex and rewarding single malt whisky.

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