Ardmore 2009 UCF Aged 11 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Signatory Vintage (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 46% Age: 11 Years Old Country: Scotland
Cask Number(s): 706325 + 706326
Date of Distilling: 22/10/2009
Date of Bottling: 14/12/2021
Matured In: Bourbon Barrels after Islay
Signatory Vintage are an independent bottler founded in 1988 by Andrew and Brian Symington. The name ‘Signatory’ was derived from the initial intention to find a person of suitable standing to sign the labels for bottles drawn from a single cask. The first cask bottled was a 1968 Glenlivet which quickly sold through long before any suitable signee could be found.
Signatory currently bottle at three strengths: 43%, 46% Unchillfiltered (UCF) and Cask Strength.To add proof of authenticity to their cask strength bottlings, Signatory always include the cask numbers, date of distillation, date of bottling and number of bottles produced.Signatory Vintage’s aim is to offer as wide a range of whiskies as possible, some of which are not even bottled by the proprietary distillery. This allows malt enthusiast to sample the huge variety of subtle differences which occur between casks.
The Ardmore Distillery was first built in 1899 by William Teacher and Sons and changed hands in 1976 when it was taken over by Allied Brewers which are now more commonly known as Allied Distillers. The current owners Fortune Brands Inc produce around 5,100,000 litres of malt whisky per year and this is a major contributor to Teacher’s Highland Cream which is very fitting as they were the original owners. The distillery is based in Kennethmont which is a beautiful village north west of Aberdeenshire south of Huntly in Scotland’s Highland region. Expect a zesty single malt whisky full of citrus fruits and a little peat smoke. A lingering mouth feel that just keeps on giving.
This single malt whisky was distilled in 2009 at an Ardmore distillery in the Highlands. It was placed in a two ex Bourbon barrels which had previously been used to mature peated Islay whisky. It was left to mature for 15 years and in 2020 it was bottled at 46% abv as part of the Signatory Vintage Un-Chillfiltered Collection.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Soft peat smoke, creamy vanilla with sweet orchard fruits.
Palate: Vanilla and fruits dominate followed by subtle smoke and fresh bread with salted buttery notes.
Finish: Floral and fresh with sweet fruits and some subtle spice.
|Dimensions||35 × 12 × 12 cm|
Bourbon Cask, Peat Smoke
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