Ardmore 1998 - Bottled 2016
On the eastern edge of Speyside at Kennethmont, nestled 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. The word Ardmore is derived from the Gaelic, Ard-moi, meaning "big slope".
Sherry influences lead to clementine and clove aromas, complemented by beeswax polish. The palate is sweet and creamy with raisin, orange and hints of raspberry, with underlying charred oak flavours. The finish has a subtle smokiness.
From Gordon & MacPhail. Distilled at Ardmore Distillery.