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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Founded: 1815


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Dongwon Lim (Felix) (6 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.
Neil Armstrong (9 months ago)
Very nice distillery and whisky. Shame the coffee shop is now outside, spend most of the time chasing your napkins and paper cups around the park than you do seated. West coast coffee shop really needs an indoor area.
Nick Lynch (11 months ago)
Fantastic core range tasting this week! Friendly atmosphere, delicious drams, and a tasty cafe. We tasted at six distilleries this week, and the Ardbeg experience was a clear stand-out.
Barrie Orton (11 months ago)
Great staff well worth a visit oh and very nice Whisky
marcus kane (2 years ago)
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