Ardmore 11 Years Old 2008 The Ultimate is a limited-edition single malt from the Highland distillery Ardmore. The whisky was distilled on 23 July 2008 and matured in Bourbon Hogshead #800194 for over 11 years. On 2 July 2020 it was bottled at 46% by Dutch independent bottler Van Wees, for their internationally acclaimed ‘The Ultimate’ series. Only 255 bottles of Ardmore 11 Years Old 2008 The Ultimate have been released. The Ardmore distillery was founded in 1898 by Adam Teacher, son of Teacher’s Whisky founder William Teacher. Ardmore was one of the last distilleries to use traditional coal furnaces to heat their stills. In 2002, they switched to indirect heating through steam. In order not to lose the coal fires’ unique effect on the spirit, the new steam coils were designed with special kinks to replicate the old hot spots.