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Ardnamurchan distillery is a Scotch whisky distillery on the Ardnamurchan peninsula of Lochaber in the Highlands, Scotland.The distillery is considered one of the remotest distilleries in Scotland and takes its name from the peninsula.
The distillery was built and is owned by Adelphi, an independent bottling company.
The distillery is powered by renewable energy to reduce the carbon footprint of the distillery. It is powered by both hydro-electric power and a large bio-mass boiler using timber from the nearby Ardnamurchan forest. The boiler provides heat to the distillery floor maltings.
The distillery draws the water for its whisky production from springs above the distillery and uses the nearby Glenmore river as a source for cooling water.
Legal distilling was unknown on the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula until independent bottler Adelphi opened its distillery there in 2014. This is not however the first distillery to bear the Adelphi name.
The original was built in the Gorbals district of Glasgow in 1826, passing into the hands of Archibald Walker in 1880, making the firm the only distiller to make whisky in Scotland, Ireland and England. By 1887 it was producing over 500,000 gallons of both malt and grain whisky a year. It was bought by DCL in 1903 and its pot stills stopped four years later. Grain was made until 1932. The site is now where Glasgow’s Central Mosque stands.
Archibald Walker’s great-grandson, Jamie, started Adelphi as an independent bottler in 1993. Its current owners bought the firm in 2004.
Plans for the distillery were submitted in 2011 and approved by the local council in April 2012. The construction began in 2013 and the distillery was completed in May 2014.
Ardnamurchan commenced production in 2014. The first official whisky of the distillery (meeting the 3-year statutory requirements) was released in 2017.
In 2018, local children were given a charitable gift of Ardnamurchan whisky casks as an investment.
As of 2020, the distillery had filled over 10,000 casks.
medium sweetness, honey and fruity notes
medium malty, nutty, spices
medium smokey notes
At this point Ardnamurchan core range is:
Ardnamurchan Limited release:
Warehouse Release Limited Batch:
Paul Lanois Release:
Single Cask Releases:
ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT THE MAKING OF ARDNAMURCHAN SINGLE MALT.
The Taste the Story tour includes a guided walk through our production and will take you through the sustainable, yet traditional, way we make Ardnamurchan whisky. Our guides will share our history with you, in this most beautiful of Scottish locations, the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Enjoy a dram of Ardnamurchan Single Malt in the bar after the tour. Also included is your own mini AD/ Glencairn glass to keep.
EXPLORE IN MORE DETAIL ALL YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT ARDNAMURCHAN DISTILLERY.
Learn more in depth about the skills and social responsibility it takes to make Ardnamuchan Single Malt. The tour includes a guided walk through our production and a visit to the warehouses. This is the tour to book if you want to let out your inner whisky geek, ask any questions along the way and enjoy a few drams of Ardnamurchan Single Malt after the tour. Also included is your own mini AD/ Glencairn glass to keep.
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