At the heart of every great blend lies exceptional single malt that defines its flavour - this is known as the 'Finger Print Malt'. At the heart of Teacher's Highland Cream lies Ardmore single malt. Ardmore Distillery was built in 1898 by Wm. Teacher & Sons and it is the last Highland distillery that still fully peats its standard malt.
In 1957, Teacher's bought The Glendronach single malt distillery in Banffshire to meet the increase in demand for whisky following the end of rationing. Glendronach opened its doors in 1826 and it is the only distillery today where 100% of the single malt sold still enjoys its primary maturation exclusively in sherry casks. Jim Murray, the world's leading whisky authority, states in his Whisky Bible 2004: "This is a whisky of spellbinding complexity and of a style that is an umbilical cord to our blending forefathers."