Records of Ardmore Distillery, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Production accounts and records 1900-1982 (incomplete)
  • Compare registers 1899-1988 (incomplete)
  • Building plans and specifications 1897-c1960s
  • Photographs of employers and buildings 1896-1988
  • Commercial Bank bonds 1947-1948
  • Coasters portraying Ardmore employees late 20th century
  • Historical notes on the distillery late 20th century

Administrative / Biographical History

Adam Teacher, Chairman of William Teacher & Sons Ltd, acquired land at Kennethmont in 1895 and started building the distillery in 1897. Adam Teacher died in 1898 just when the finishing touches were being made to his distillery. Ardmore was created to guarantee supplies of malt whisky for their own blending requirements, primarily for the Teacher's Highland Cream brand. As part of the William Teacher & Sons Ltd group of operations, the distillery became part of Allied Distillers Ltd in 1988.


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Custodial History

Deposited by Allied Distillers Ltd


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 306 Allied Distillers

Location of Originals

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