- Pronunciation: ARD-MORE
- Meaning: Great Height
- Founded: 1898
- Region: Highland
- Status: Operational
- Owner: Beam Global
- Production Capacity: 5,200,000 litres a year
Perhaps best known for its contribution to the Teachers blended whisky, Ardmore was built in the late 1800’s by Adam Teacher, son of William Teacher. Alongside it’s contribution towards blended whiskies, Ardmore is equally well known to use peated malt. This has helped develop its reputation as a single malt whisky in recent years. Perhaps suprisingly, it took almost 100 years to produce a single malt whisky. Ardmore became a part of Jim Beam Brands when it was acquired alongside a number of spirits and wine brands from Allied Domecq.
Ardmore has in recent years also produced an un-peated malt known as Ardlair, however we have yet to see this bottled as a single malt.
Ardmore frequently appears at auction with various independent bottling and official bottling taking centre stage. The 100th Anniversary of the distillery, released as a 12 year old from 1986 to 1999 is a typical example of this.