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Ardmore 10 yo 2009/2020 (59%, Elixir Distillers, Whisky Trail, cask #707920) - 161120

 



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Ardmore - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: used to be classified as a Speyside (Jackson) but officially a Highlands (SWR 2009).
WF Distillery Ranking: Deuxième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: Active - Stills: 8 (4 wash, 4 spirit) - Founded: 1898
Address: Kennethmont, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4NH - Phone: +44 (0)1464-831 428
Web: ? - More info: Malt Madness  


One of my favourite expressions so far:
Ardmore 15yo (45.7%, OB ‘For the Directors of W. Teachers, 600 Bts., 1950’s)
93 points - Last tasted on November 27, 2006 - Tasting notes here.
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General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
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MM Distillery profile:
The Ardmore distillery is located in the far South-East of the Speyside region. Actually, this Ardmore isn't the first distillery to carry the name. Between 1817 and 1835 there used to be another 'Ardmore' distillery on the island Islay. That one was closed & incorporated by Lagavulin i... More on Malt Madness.
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Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Ardlair (46%, OB, unpeated Ardmore, official miniature, off-commerce, +/-2013) - 270214
  • Ardmore 'Traditional Casks' (46%, OB, peated, finished in quarter casks, +/-2008) - 251108
  • Ardmore 'Traditional Cask' (46%, OB, peated, finished in quarter casks, +/-2013) - 270214
  • Ardmore 12 yo 1986/1999 'Centenary' (40%, OB) - 030914
  • Ardmore 15 yo (45.7%, OB ‘For the Directors of William Teachers & Sons, 600 bottles, probably 1950’s) - 271106
  • Ardmore 21 yo 1977/1999 Centenary (43%, OB) - no notes - 89
  • Ardmore 24 yo (OB, Old Highland Cream, 1950) - 120214
  • Ardmore 25 yo (51.4%, OB, +/-2010) - 130712
OB - vintage
  • Ardmore 20 yo 1996 (49.3%, OB, +/-2017) - 240518
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Ardmore 1996/2018 (60.1%, Berry Brothers & Rudd for The Whisky Show: Old & Rare, #149017) - 080118
  • Ardmore 8 yo 2008/2017 (54.5%, Berry Brothers & Rudd, #708607) - 080118
  • Ardmore 8 yo 2008/2017 (46%, Berry Brothers, bourbon barrel, cask #708604) - by Angus - 090618
Cadenhead
  • Ardmore 18 yo 1965/1984 (46%, Cadenhead's Dumpy, Black Label, 75cl) - 240108
  • Ardmore 17 yo 1977/1995 (59.6%, Cadenhead) - 280308
  • Ardmore 19 yo 1978/1998 (46%, Cadenhead, Original Collection) - 240108
Chieftain's - McLeod
  • Ardmore 15 yo 2002/2017 (46%, Chieftain’s, Madeira finish, cask #94091, 519 bottles) - 271218
Coopers Choice
  • Ardmore ‘Heavily Peated’ (46%, The Cooper’s Choice, cask #884, 480 bottles, +/-2016) - 300617
Douglas Laing
  • Ardmore 30 yo 1977/2007 (50%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, refill sherry, cask #DL 3514, 427 bottles) - 060217
  • Ardmore 21 yo 1979/2001 (50%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, 648 bottles) - by Angus - 060719
  • Ardmore 11 yo 1996/2008 (50%, Douglas Laing, OMC, selected by LMdW, DL ref 4215, 364 bottles) - 251108
  • Ardmore 21 yo 1996/2017 (52%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, refill hogshead, cask #12196, 310 bottles) - 240518
  • Ardmore 21 yo 1996/2018 (48.4%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, refill hogshead, cask #12390, 267 bottles) - 240518
Dun Eideann
  • Ardmore 20 yo 1968/1989 (58.4%, Dun Eideann, Casks #5490-5491) - 010211 - by Angus - 060719
  • Ardmore 11 yo 1995/2006 ‘Wood Finish’ (42%, Dun Eideann, cask #14069) - 170707
Exclusive Malts
  • Ardmore 13 yo 1994/2008 (52.5%, Exclusive Malts, casks #335, 324 bottles) - 150909
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Ardmore 1981/1995 (40%, G&M OB) - 290704
  • Ardmore 1985/2000 (40%, G&M OB) - 290704
  • Ardmore 1987/2001 (40%, G&M Licensed bottling) - 141007
  • Ardmore 1987/2003 (45%, G&M for La Maison du Whisky) - 061104
  • Ardmore 13 yo 1990/2003 (55.8%, G&M, cask #12277-12778, bourbon) - 300904
  • Ardmore 15 yo 1990/2005 (55.8%, G&M, Refill bourbon, casks #12285+12287) - 270207
  • Ardmore 1993/2015 (49.9%, Gordon & MacPhail, Exclusive for Whisky-Online, cask #5750, 176 bottles) - 231115
  • Ardmore 1996/2013 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling) - 231115
  • Ardmore 15 yo 1997/2012 (59%, Gordon & MacPhail Reserve, for Van Wees, 298 bottles) - 240518
  • Ardmore 17 yo 1999/2017 (55.5%, Gordon & MacPhail, Exclusive for HNWS Taiwan, refill sherry hogshead, cask #5259, 264 bottles) - 240518
  • Ardmore 2002/2016 (57.5%, Gordon & MacPhail, CASK, refill sherry hogsheads, #935,936,938) - 080118
Hunter Laing - First Edition
  • Ardmore 1996/2017 (53.5%, The First Editions, refill hogshead, 90 bottles) - 271218
Jack Wiebers
  • Ardmore 13 yo (57%, Jack Wiebers, World of Orchids, 2013) - 270214
  • Ardmore 1991/2007 (53.7%, Jack Wieber, The Cross Hill, 212 bottles) - 030808
James MacArthur
  • Ardmore 12 yo (56.2%, James McArthur, 75cl, late 1980’s) - 240108
  • Ardmore 18 yo 1976/1994 (51.4%, James MacArthur, 500 Years of Scotch Whisky) - 240108
  • Ardmore 14 yo 2000/2014 (58.3%, James MacArthur, Old Masters, barrel, cask #217) - 231115
Malts of Scotland
  • Ardmore 1991/2013 (53.8%, Malts of Scotland, rum barrel, cask #MoS 13018, 234 bottles) - 230413
  • Ardmore 1992/2010 (49.4%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon barrel, cask #5014, 185 bottles) - 200711
  • Ardmore 3 yo 2013/2017 (55.8%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #MoS 17012, 345 bottles) - 300617
Samaroli
  • Ardmore 26 yo 1977/2003 (45%, Samaroli, 35th Anniversary cask #7631, 738 bottles) - 280308
Scott's Selection
  • Ardmore 1977/2003 (58.1%, Scott's Selection) - 091205
Signatory
  • Ardmore 22 yo 1977/1999 (43%, Signatory, cask 1184) - 290704 - 200506
  • Ardmore 23 yo 1977/2000 (58.1%, Signatory, cask #1183, 306 bottles) - 280308
  • Ardmore 15 yo 1990/2005 (58.6%, Signatory CS Coll., bourbon barrel #30013, 189 bottles) - 091205
  • Ardmore 15 yo 1990/2006 (59.7%, Signatory, cask #30015, 183 bottles) - 270207
  • Ardmore 16 yo 1990/2006 (60.2%, Signatory for Whisky Magazine France, cask #30018, 287 bottles) - 271106
  • Ardmore 16 yo
  • 1990/2007 (59.7%, Signatory, cask #30019, 199 bottles) - 240108
  • Ardmore 18 yo 1990/2008 (59.8%, Signatory, cask #30104, 186 bottles) - 030808
  • Ardmore 21 yo 1990/2011 (46%, Signatory for Waldhaus am See, cask #30121, 298 bottles) - 180511
  • Ardmore 11 yo 1992/2003 (46%, Signatory for Lavinia, cask #03/374, 308 bottles) - 200506
  • Ardmore 11 yo 1992/2003 (43%, Signatory, cask #1374) - no notes - 83
  • Ardmore 11 yo 1992/2003 (46%, Signatory UCF, Bourbon, cask #1390/91) - no notes - 89
  • Ardmore 11 yo 1992/2003 (46%, Signatory UCF, Bourbon, cask #1378) - no notes - 88
Single Malts of Scotland - TWE - Elixir
  • Ardmore 19 yo 1992/2011 (49.3%, The Single Malts of Scotland, 207 bottles) - 220212
  • Ardmore 11 yo 1994/2005 'Heavily Peated' (60.8%, Single Malts of Scotland, cask #121011) - 101205
  • Ardmore 12 yo 1994/2006 (58.6%, The Single Malts of Scotland, cask #58005) - 270207
  • Ardmore 13 yo 1994/2008 (56.8%, The Single Malts of Scotland, cask #65, 303 bottles) - 150909
  • Ardmore 20 yo 1998/2019 (51.6%, The Single Malts of Scotland, cask # 750790, 280 bottles) - 010819
  • Ardmore 21 yo 1998/2020 (53.1%, The Single Malts of Scotland, bourbon hogshead, cask #750788, 287 bottles) - 161120
  • Aird Mhor 8 yo 2009/2018 (55.3%, The Single Malts of Scotland, cask # 707910, 261 bottles) - 271218
  • Ardmore 9 yo 2009/2019 (58.5%, The Whisky Exchange ‘Single Casks’, cask #707912, ex-Laphroaig barrel, 242 bottles) - by Angus - 031020
  • Aird Mhor 9 yo 2009/2019 (59.1%, Elixir Distillers, Whisky Trail, bourbon hogshead, cask #707915, 240 bottles) - 161120
  • Ardmore 10 yo 2009/2020 (59%, Elixir Distillers, Whisky Trail, cask #707920) - 161120
SMWS
  • Ardmore 20 yo 1985/2005 (54.8%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #66.16, ‘A bountiful dram’) - Angus - 100617
  • Ardmore 24 yo 1990/2015 (48.1%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #66.67, 2nd fill sherry butt, 148 bottles) - 231115
  • Ardmore 21 yo 1997/2019 (51.9%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #66.146 ‘Sensational sweet smoky noble rot’, refill hogshead, 244 bottles) - by Angus - 060719
  • Ardmore 20 yo 1998/2019 (55.8%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society,  #66.143 ‘Steam trains and puffers’, refill hogshead, 237 bottles) - by Angus - 060719
  • Ardmore 10 yo 2002/2012 (58.2%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, refill sherry butt, #66.36, Milano Salami and a Tropical Fruit Kebab, 702 bottles) - 300617
  • Ardmore 12 yo 2003/2016 (61.4%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #66.88, ‘Smoky, spiky sangria’, exclusive to Queen Street, 204 bottles) - Angus - 100617
Taste Still - M&H
  • Ardmore 13 yo 1992/2005 (55.6%, Signatory Straight from the Cask for Corman Collins, Alsace Pinot Noir finish, cask #1395) - 091205
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency etc.
  • Ardmore 18 yo 1992/2010 (49.9%, The Whisky Agency, ex-bourbon hogshead, 212 bottles) - 010211
  • Ardmore 18 yo 1992/2011 (49.1%, Liquid Sun, bourbon barrel) - 200711
  • Ardmore 14 yo 2000/2014 (49.8%, The Whisky Agency, Liquid Library, refill hogshead, 289 bottles) - 030914
  • Ardmore 10 yo 2008/2018 (56.1%, Sansibar for Liquor Library, Helvetica Bar, Whisky & Alement and The Oak Barrel) - 010819
  • Ardlair 5 yo 2009/2015 (47.6%, The Whisky Agency and Acla Da Fans, sherry, 391 bottles) - 060217
  • Ardmore 10 yo 2009/2019 (58.4%, Liquid Treasures, 10th Anniversary, sherry wood, 155 bottles) - 161120
Whisky-Doris
  • Ardmore 19 yo 1992/2011 (46%, Whisky-Doris, bourbon barrel, cask #4652, 197 bottles) - 201111
  • Ardmore 20 yo 1992/2012 (49.5%, Whisky-Doris, bourbon barrel, cask #4768, 134 bottles) - 181212
Wilson & Morgan
  • Ardmore 2011/2016 (48%, Wilson & Morgan, Heavily Peated) - 080118
Various IB
  • Ardmore 9 yo (60.10%, Chorlton Whisky, bourbon barrel, 153 bottles, 2018) - 271218
  • Ardmore 1990/2007 LMDW-1 (59.1%, La Maison du Whisky, cask #30103) - 141007
  • Ardmore 18 yo 1992/2011 (46%, Mo Or Collection, bourbon hogshead, cask #5013, 286 bottles) - 130712
  • Ardmore 18 yo 1992/2011 (50.1%, Whisky-Fässle, bourbon barrel, cask #4907) - 170511
  • Ardmore 18 yo 1992/2011 (49.1%, Whisky-Doris, bourbon barrel, 69 bottles) - 200711
  • Ardmore 1992/2012 (49.9%, The Whiskyman, 'Peat Fighting Man', 146 bottles) - 220212
  • Ardmore 20 yo 1992/2012 (48.6%, Archives, barrel, cask #4764) - 060217
  • Ardmore 1992/2012 (46%, Wemyss ‘Mellow Mariner’, barrel, 213 bottles) - by Angus - 090618
  • Ardmore 21 yo 1992/2013 (49,7%, The Whiskyman, 175 bottles) - 230413
  • Ardmore 21 yo 1997/2018 (51.6%, The Auld Alliance & Three Rivers Tokyo, hogshead) - by Angus - 080220
  • Ardmore 22 yo 1997/2020 (50.6%, Les Grands Alambics, hogshead, 100 bottles) - 161120
  • Ardmore 21 yo 1998/2019 (51.5%, Thompson Bros. Dornoch, 256 bottles) - 161120
  • Ardmore 19 yo 1999/2019 (55.8%, Archives ‘The Fishes Of Samoa’, cask #801661, barrel, 185 bottles) - by Angus - 080220
  • Ardmore 21 yo 1998/2020 (50.9%, Thompson Brothers / The Whisky Agency, 162 bottles) - by Angus - 300520
  • Ardmore 2000/2014 (50.2%, Svenska Eldvatten, refill bourbon, 180 bottles) - 030914
  • Ardmore 17 yo 2000/2017 (55.3%, The Golden Cask, cask #CM242) - 161120
  • Ardmore 17 yo 2002/2019 (52.7%, Hidden Spirits, cask #AM219, 226 bottles) - 161120
  • Ardmore 2003/2010 (56.2%, Whisky & Rhum, L'Esprit, Refill Bourbon, cask# 6487, 60 bottles) - 021211
  • Ardmore 2003/2010 (46%, L’Esprit, bourbon, cask #6487) - 300617
  • Ardmore 16 yo 2003/2019 (53%, The Vintage Malt Whisky Co for Guangzhou Single Cask Single Malt China, Cask & Thistle, refill hogshead, cask #801287, 300 bottles) - 161120
  • Ardmore 2007/2017 (45%, The Golden Barley, Laphroaig barrel, cask #706428) - 240518
  • Ardmore 8 yo 2008/2016 (58.7%, North Star Spirits, refill barrel, 198 bottles) - 060217
  • Ardmore 2008/2017 (58.8%, L’Esprit, cask #BB 709225, 220 bottles) - 240518
  • Ardmore 10 yo 2008/2019 (61.2%, Whisky Erlebnis for Erles Whiskyecke, ex-Islay cask) - 161120
  • Ardmore 10 yo 2008/2019 (54%, Asta Morris, fresh bourbon, cask #AM094, 272 bottles) - 161120
  • Ardmore 9yo 2009/2019 (53.4%, Archives ‘The Fishes of Samoa’, cask #706473, refill barrel, 234 bottles) - by Angus - 300520
  • Ardmore 9 yo 2009/2019 ‘Tamashi’ (56.7%, Mizunara Private Bottling, American white oak, cask #709239, 251 bottles) - 161120
  • Ardmore 9 yo 2009/2018 (58.5%, The Single Cask, cask #1312, 217 bottles) - by Angus - 031020
  • Ardmore 10 yo 2009/2020 (56%, The Golden Cask, bourbon, cask # CM259, 245 bottles) - 161120
  • Ardmore 7 yo 2010/2017 (61.4%, Copper Monument, cask #803522, refill barrel) - by Angus - 240218
  • Ardmore 7 yo 2010/2017 (61.2%, Copper Monument, cask #803521, refill barrel) - by Angus - 240218
  • Ardmore 10 yo 2010/2020 (55.6%, Thompson Brothers, refill barrel, 253 bottles) - by Angus - 300520
  • Ardmore 9 yo 2010/2020 (46%, James Eadie, Small Batch, 662 bottles) - 161120
  • Ardmore 5 yo 2011/2016 (46%, Carn Mor Strictly Limited, Bourbon Barrel, 690 bottles) - 080118
 
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