Ardbeg Distillery

Islay, United Kingdom

The Ardbeg distillery has been producing whisky since 1798, and began commercial production in 1815. Like most Scottish distilleries, for most of its history, its whisky was produced for use in blended whisky, rather than as a single malt. Production was halted in 1981, but resumed on a limited basis in 1989 and continued at a low level through late 1996. The distillery was bought and reopened by Glenmorangie plc (owned by the French company LVMH) with production resuming in 1997.

Ardbeg Distillery produces a heavily peated Islay whisky. The distillery uses malted barley sourced from the maltings in Port Ellen.



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Pier Road, Islay, United Kingdom
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Founded: 1815
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Yuval Goldstein (15 months ago)
We took the distillery tour And enjoyed it very much. The tour ended with tasting 5 of Ardbeg’s familiar expressions but nothing that was extremely rare or distillery exclusive. Still, good tour, amazing sea view, very cool branding and nice Whisky!
catherine Coe (16 months ago)
The Islay whisky festival came to end of this year's open Days with Argbeg .. the theme was punk rock and was a great day
Megan Carrow (17 months ago)
A very thorough tour with a knowledgeable tour guide. The tasting atmosphere was great and the outside views were lovely.
christopher Pauly (19 months ago)
Only a couple of options for vegan items but the chef is happy to alter items to make them vegan. There were no desserts on the menu but they happily made one from poached plums and mango sorbet.
Dongwon Lim (Felix) (21 months ago)
Visited on 5th of January. We were honoured to be the first visitor of the year 2022. It was the Warehouse 3 experience, the lady led us during the session was very professional and friendly so that we were able to fully enjoy the history, passion, philosophy - the quintessences of Ardbeg as well as the unique peaty smoky loveys of course. Wish I could remember the name of the staff, but that's fine, I will visit again. Definetely.
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