Ardmore 12 Year Old vintage Highland single malt Scotch whiskey. Double cask matured in American white oak bourbon barrels and European half port pipes, resulting in a liquid that is light and sweet with a balance of fruity, smoky notes.
Nose - Initial nose of strawberries and summer fruits with a hint of pepper. Notes of burnt orange and cinnamon spice underlie. With water, the rich fruit aromas of red apple and cranberry intensify, accompanied by sweet honey and subtle spiced wood notes.
Palate - Sweet red apple and honey with the subtlest hint of charcoal smoke.
Finish - Initially smooth with a long, lingering finish culminating in the trademark Ardmore dryness.
Ardmore Single Malt Whiskey
William Teacher's son Adam Teacher established Ardmore Distillery in 1898 at Kennethmont in Scotland's Highland whiskey region. He selected an ideal site to the south of Huntly with a plentiful supply of soft highland water from springs on the hills to the north and peat to hand. With Kennethmont railway station on the Great North of Scotland Railway was right next door. Now equipped with eight stills and continuing to supply a large proportion of its malt whiskey to blends, the official Ardmore single malt range, including Ardmore Taditional and Ardmore 12 year Port Wood, remains limited.