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Ardbeg Scotch Whisky Distillery

Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay PA42 7EB
Tel: +44 (0)1496 302244

Ardbeg Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsThe Glenmorangie Company Ltd (LVMH)
Location Islay
Water source Lochs Arinambeast & Uigidale
Stills 1 x wash still and 1 x spirit still
Capacity per year 1,300,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

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Ardbeg Distillery History
1794 Records of distillery taking place at Ardbeg
1815 Current distillery founded by the MacDougall family
1817 Distillery fully operational
1959 Ardbeg Distillery Ltd created
1977 Acquired by Hiram Walker
1981 Closed
1989 Taken over by Allied Distillers and production recommenced
1996 Closed in July
1997 Acquired by Glenmorangie plc
1998 New visitor's centre opened
2000 Ardbeg 10 year old launched
2004 Ardbeg and Glenmorangie were purchased by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy

Ardbeg Distillery Comments
Original distillery was run by smugglers, prior to the McDougall family!
No longer malts it's own barley and buys in what is considered to be the most heavily peated malt in Scotland

Ardbeg Distillery Bottlings
click for detailsArdbeg 10 Year Old
Ardbeg 17 Year Old
Ardbeg 1975 Vintage
Ardbeg Provence (1974 Vintage)

Ardbeg Distillery Independent Bottlings

Ardbeg Distillery Distillery Awards
1998 Distillery of the Year (awarded by "Malt Advocate")
Ardbeg 1975 Vintage - Gold medal at 2000 International Spirits Challenge

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Ardbeg Distillery Visitor Centre Information
Open All Year Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm
June-August Mon-Sun: 10:00am-5:00pm
Comments Regular Tours from 10:30am. Last full Tour 1530 (Or by appointment).
Maximum 10 per group. Pre-booking advisable.
Please note the Distillery will be closed during the Christmas Holiday Period.

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