Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Beam Suntory has announced the launch of a new Port Wood Finish addition to The Ardmore Highland single malt whisky range.

The Ardmore Port Wood Finish (46% ABV) was matured for 12 years in traditional American white oak bourbon barrels, then finished in rich European half port pipes.
The Ardmore Port Wood Finish

This latest release completes the current The Ardmore range of traditionally peated Highland single malt whiskies, which is composed of The Ardmore Legacy — the entry level of the Beam Suntory ‘Peated Malts of Distinction’ portfolio, and two Travel Retail exclusives; The Ardmore Tradition and The Ardmore Triple Wood.

Commenting on the new release, Gareth Brown, Senior Director Scotch, Irish and Japanese Whisky at Beam Suntory, said: “The repositioning of The Ardmore has given us a great platform to build on across our key International markets. The success of The Ardmore Legacy, and our recently launched Travel Retail expressions, has established our status in the peated single malt category and The Ardmore Port Wood Finish will further showcase the quality and approachable taste of our whisky. ”

He went on to say: “The Ardmore Port Wood Finish is an excellent whisky for anyone looking to try something made with traditional methods but offering a taste that sets it apart from everything else. The addition of a 12 year old age statement further showcases the credibility and premium values of the whisky.”

The Ardmore Port Wood Finish, will be available later this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of £49.99.

Posted by Steve Rush