The Ultimate Whisky Company have long been known for picking out some truly fabulous single cask whiskies, and this bottling is no exception.
Ardmore is a sadly underrated distillery, that makes a fairly unique style of Highland whisky, peated to a medium level. The distillery was first established by William Teacher in 1898, to provide his Teacher’s Cream blend with a reliable source of peated spirit.
Since then it has grown far beyond its brief, creating some cracking single malt whiskies. This is one such spirit. A beautiful 2008 vintage, drawn from a single former Bourbon barrel (cask number 800131) after 8 years of maturation. The whisky was distilled on the 24th of June 2008, and bottled on 5th of December 2016, making it closer to 8 and half years old.
Drinkers should expect notes of spritely, warming peated cereals, alongside bright clear honey, vanilla, dusty oak and fudgy toffee.
This Ardmore 8 Year Old is bottled at 46% ABV, and without chill filtration or artificial colouration, ensuring the drinker gets to experience the natural qualities of the spirit.
Just 325 bottles are available, meaning that drinkers will have to move fast if they want to try this one! As it is a single barrel release, this whisky is a unique offering that can never be remade.