Ardmore - Cask Single Malt 46% - Cask Strength Malt



Ardmore - Cask Single Malt 46%
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Founded in 1898 by one of Scotland's most famous whisky families. Ardmore Single Malt has a long commitment to quality. Ardmore have an unshakable belief in traditional distilling methods and insist that Ardmore Traditional Cask uses the aromatic smoke from natural, Highland peat fires to dry our malted barley.

Sadly today, the high cost of this procedure has meant that now only one Highland distillery still routinely fully peats its standard malt. Ardmore is rightly proud to be that distillery. Our traditional methods also extend to the maturation. Ardmore Traditional Cask 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 barrier rather than chill filtered thus preserving all the natural flavours. These methods, combined, create a uniquely complex and rewarding single malt whisky.

Colour: Burnished Gold

Nose: At bottle strength the influence of the two styles of maturation casks compliment each other producing a full bodied smooth aroma. The maturity that shows through comes from the American barrels and the spicy creamy nose from the old style smaller casks. A touch of water allows the full complexity of the Highland Peated Malt to appear. The rich softness linked with smooth, slightly dry aroma is combined with just enough earthy peat smoke to avoid being overpowering.

Palate: At bottle strength the full rich flavours burst and fill the mouth with a creamy peat tang and a touch of vanillas soft gentleness. If a touch of water is added then the flavours increase with the addition of a sweet ripe fruit start followed by the tang of peat.

Finish: Full, succulent and quite long.

Category(s):     Single Malt Whisky
Group(s):     Scottish Cask Strength
Producer: Ardmore
ABV:   46%
Bottler:   Distillery Bottled
Brand:   Ardmore
Cask Strength:   Yes
Country of Origin:   Scotland
Distillery:   Ardmore
Grain:   Barley
Region:   Highland


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Producer Information

On the Eastern edge of Speyside at Kennethmont between the River Bogie, the Clashindarroch Forest and the foothills of the Grampian mountains lies Ardmore Distillery.
It was founded in 1898 just before the collapse of the whisky market a year later due to over supply. Its survival can be attributed to the fact that it was built to maintain malt supplies for Teachers' Highland Cream.
Ardmore is from the Gaelic, Ard-moi, meaning "big slope".

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