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Ardmore distillery

Ardmore remains among the more traditional and uncelebrated distilleries, it’s first official bottling was only 2007 and the site lacks a visitor centre - tours are by arrangement only.

While Ardmore and it’s unpeated sister Ardlair are generally available the majority of the 5.5mla production remains blend centric, primarily but not exclusively for Teachers.

Ardmore was the second to last distillery to shift from coal to steam fired stills, and while onsite maltings ceased in 1976 when the floor maltings were removed to enable further expansion the distillery is one of only a handful to still maintain its own cooperage.

Ardmore factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Ardmore ard*moor Highlands Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 1898 - Present Malt Ardmore Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
George Forsyth Robert Hicks Beam Suntory

Ardmore Timeline:

1898: Ardmore distillery is founded by Adam Teacher to supply the Teachers blend

1923: Ardmore Ltd is established

1955: The distillery is expanded from two to four stills

1974: A further four stills are added bringing the total to eight

1976: Alied Breweries take over William Teacher & Sons, the Saladin malting boxes are removed

2002: Fire damage sees the the direct coal fired still heating replaced by steam coils

Useful Ardmore links:

Ardmore at GreenWellyStop

Ardmore at MaltMadness

Ardmore at MasterOfMalts

Ardmore at SMWS

Ardmore at ScotchWhisky

Ardmore at Whisky

Ardmore at WhiskyExhange

Ardmore at WhiskyPortal

Ardmore at Whiskybase

Ardmore at Wikipedia

Ardmore at Wormtub

Can I tour Ardmore?

No, unfortunately Ardmore distillery is not open to the public for tours