Distillery manager Alistair Longwell draws some whisky from a cask.

Ardmore: A look behind the scenes at this exciting closed door whisky distillery

Founded in 1898 and the home of the famous Teacher's blend, Ardmore is one of the least well known Highland whisky distilleries.

Having recently been given a new lease of life as a single malt, there has been talk of a new visitor centre, however for the time being it remains closed to the public. Here, we take a look behind the scenes to catch a rare glimpse of a distillery that doesn't normally allow visitors.

Ardmore was William Teacher & Sons first whisky distillery and was founded by Adam Teacher in 1898.

1. Ardmore Distillery in Kennethmont

Ardmore was William Teacher & Sons first whisky distillery and was founded by Adam Teacher in 1898.
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Ardmore still serves as the backbone of the Teacher's blend. There is even an old ad on one of the distillery walls that reads: "Teacher's - teaching Englishmen how to drink water for over a century."

2. There are relics of this Teacher's connection all over the site.

Ardmore still serves as the backbone of the Teacher's blend. There is even an old ad on one of the distillery walls that reads: "Teacher's - teaching Englishmen how to drink water for over a century."
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Distillery manager Alistair Longwell walking distillery dog Hebe.

3. One man and his dog.

Distillery manager Alistair Longwell walking distillery dog Hebe.
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Previously used for malting, these are now used primarily for storage after they were terminated in the 70s.

4. The old Saladin boxes

Previously used for malting, these are now used primarily for storage after they were terminated in the 70s.
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