Founded in 1898
Ardmore sits right at the very center of the eastern Highlands, in the town of Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire -- just outside the Speyside region.

Adam Teacher founded Ardmore distillery in 1898, in the Highlands of Aberdeenshire, to fill a specific need. His father, William Teacher, needed a steady supply of Whisky to support their famous blend—Teacher’s Highland Cream.

Beam Suntory owns them these days and, until very recently, have treated this fine producer as a “blender’s distillery.” But those corporate mucky-mucks have wised up and have focused their attention on producing fine, premium spirits on their own.

One of the things that makes Ardmore so unique, is that their malt is one of the very few Highlanders to use peat smoke. That alone is a reason to celebrate their brand and character.

They will continue to be a primary contributor to the blended Whisky market, but we are all anticipating a full range of single-malt offerings still to come. Just in the last year they have issued their Ardmore Legacy single-malt, a triple-wood, and a brand new Portwood finish.

These guys are a production powerhouse with a capacity of more than 5.5 million liters. Think about that for a moment... that's enough Whisky to give everyone in the UK, Ireland, AND Australia a shot, and you'd still have enough left over for Iceland too.

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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

What does Ardmore taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Ardmore Scotch. It's based on all Ardmore drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Ardmore before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
    Beam Suntory
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    4 wash, 4 spirit
  • Visitor center
  • Status
  • Address
    Ardmore Distillery, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4NH United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1464 831213
  • Website
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There was, at one time, another Ardmore Distillery back in the mid-1800s. The first Ardmore was on the island of Islay, and named after a town on the southern penninsula. But it was absorbed into Lagavulin, long before the Ardmore we know today was founded in the Highlands.
There's a dram for everyone in the Highlands!

Highlands are the largest of the Scottish Whisky regions. Geographically the Highland Whisky region is defined as everything north of an imaginary line between Dundee and Greenock.

Single malt Whisky from the Highlands offer a lot of flavour diversity. You'll find everything from smoky drams to light and elegant floral & fruity Whiskies coming from the Highland distilleries.
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Scotch from Ardmore