Ardmore’s Traditional Cask is a peated Highlander made up from a vatting of 6 – 13 year old bourbon cask-matured malts which are then finished in the smaller casks for at least a year. It’s not a distillery you hear much about, Ardmore, but it’s actually one of the largest distilleries in Scotland, producing more than 3 million liters of spirit a year, most of it somewhat peated and most of it for use in the popular Teacher’s Highland Cream blend. In fact, the distillery was built by the son of William Teacher in 1898 specifically to support their classic blend. Only recently has Ardmore started releasing single malt expressions and along with the Traditional Cask, which debuted in 2007, there are 25 year old and 30 year old malts. A young peated Speysider from the excellent Ardmore distillery, Ardmore traditional Cask has been finished in quarter casks to speed up maturation. Gold Medal in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
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