Peated Speysider Ardmore has recently been relaunched by owners Beam Global (who bought the distillery in 2005 from Allied Domecq), with the first official bottlling for many years: Ardmore Traditional Cask. This expression is similar to sister distillery Laphroaig's Quarter Cask bottling, in that the malt is matured in traditional barrels befo ... Read More »
A peated Speyside that turns out to be a sweetheart underneath, this 12yo Ardmore 1994 is an easy-drinking malt, and more mellow than hardcore peatheads might expect. See our tasting notes for more info.
Ardmore are best known for their use of peat, despite being in the relatively peat free region of Speyside, and this whisky is no exception. It's an independent cask strength bottling by Gordon & Macphail and comes in at a fairly hefty 57.9% abv.
The most recent extension of the revamped Ardmore brand (sister distillery to Laphroaig in the Jim Beam portfolio)is a cask-strength 25 year-old expression. Full and rich, with more than a hint of peat.
The 14th cask that The Scotch Malt whisky Society bottled from Ardmore. Very popular with blenders, comparatively very little single malt is released form the distillery. The title of this bottling is "Crème brulee and tyre brulee" and is has notes of crème brulee, brown sugar, plums and apricots.
A 1977 peated Ardmore bottled exclusively for VIPs & guests at the distillery's centenary celebrations in 1999. A little-known expression until Jim Murray gave it 91 points in the first ever Whisky Bible, with the comment 'It just gets better each time you taste it.'.