Ardmore 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 11536) - Provenance (70cl, 46%) ***sold***
A 8 year old from Ardmore, distilled in 2008 and bottled by Douglas Laing in 2016 for their Provenance range, producing 317 bottles.
Ardmore distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery. The distillery is owned and operated by Beam Suntory, an American subsidiary of Suntory Holdings of Osaka, Japan. The distillery was built in 1898 by William Teacher's son, Adam, to secure fillings for their blend, Teacher's Highland Cream (of which it remains the principal component).
Set deep in the farmland of "the Garioch", near the River Bogie and the village Kennethmont, Huntly, Aberdeenshire. Two stills were added in 1955, and four more in 1974, for a total of eight. The distillery had its own maltings until the mid-1970s, and its own cooperage until the late 1980s. Until early 2001 it used coal to fire the stills.
Douglas Laing & Co was established in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, affectionately known as “FDL.” The company started out as a blending business, but over time their focus shifted towards independently bottlings single malts. Fred died in 1982, leaving the business to his two sons, Stewart and Fred Jr, who eventually carved it up in 2013, with Stewart leaving to establish Hunter Laing. Fred Jr and his daughter Cara now run Douglas Laing, which continues to bottle single malt and has also revived its blending business. Additionally, the company has recently moved into distilling as well, announcing plans to construct the new Clutha distillery in Glasgow, and taking over Strathearn in Perthshire in 2019.
For many years the Provenance brand was produced by Douglas McGibbon & Co, a subsidiary of Douglas Laing. When the company was carved up between the parent firm and the newly established Hunter Laing in 2013, the Provenance brand became part of the main Douglas Laing portfolio., forming the entry level of their Exceptional Single Casks range.