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Ardbeg Distillery

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Address: Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
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4-Day Isle of Islay Tour from Edinburgh: Whisky Distilleries Including...
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Wonderful distillery and the best visitor's center

I've been in Ardbeg many many times and I've never been disappointed. Actually, I'm more and more amazed every time. The visit is fantastic, and the tastings are full of... read more

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Eric B
Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been in Ardbeg many many times and I've never been disappointed. Actually, I'm more and more amazed every time. The visit is fantastic, and the tastings are full of surprises because there are always 2 special releases to try on top of Ardbeg's classic range. The visitor's center is by far the best place to have lunch. One can... More 

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything about Ardbeg distillery is superb. The setting, the buildings, the renovation to provide the shop, café and tasting room, AND the whisky, the tour and the female guide. She was so knowledgeable about every aspect of the production and it made the morning visit. We didn't eat but the café and menu looked lovely. We look forward to enjoying... More 

Thank DavManNorwich
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can't beat and Ardbeg 10. The tour was fabulous and a lot more craft that I had an expected given that it was owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy? It is still run by people that care about what they are doing. and care about the quality of the product. Quite simply fabulous.

Thank WeeWinkieWillie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We entered Ardbeg distillery unfortunately not able to do the tour however upon asking a lovely friendly woman called Jackie if we could learn a bit of the history she was more than happy to comply. She told us loads of information and we all agree that Ardbeg distillery is beautiful and "quirky". She then went the extra mile and... More 

Thank Liam M
Hamilton, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the tour to learn the history of the distillery and see the whisky making process. The place is well worth a visit, and the buildings are very quai t intheir design.

Thank Alex J
Dunblane, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visits Islay each year and no trip is complete without a trip to Ardbeg distillery. Each year we travel en mass (averaging at least 20 in our group) and with a reservation secured we are warmly welcomed on arrival. The food lives up to its excellent reputation with some family favourites being the fish chowder and sticky toffee... More 

Thank dunblane_andersons
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved my visit to the distillery. Ardbeg is my favourite Whiskey so this was a must do on Islay. Me and my partner both did the full tour with tasting, Russ our guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk to, couldn't have been more accommodating! To soak up the 6 tasters we had, we stayed for... More 

Thank latham_123
Adlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't do the tour but Ardbeg is a 3 mile walk along a purpose built footbpath out of Port Ellen. It's a beautiful site and the distillery has really tried to make this a worthwhile visit. Everything is first class from a functional point of view and I regret not doing the tour only to see if it fell... More 

Thank JimRodger
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far and away the best distillery on Islay! Our tour guide (Dionne) was very welcoming and knowledgeable. At the tasting, she allowed a good length of time between whiskies and provided good tips on where to visit on the island. Thanks Dionne, you made our visit to Islay very special

Thank Edward C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are loads of great distilleries on Islay. Don't miss Ardbeg. Excellently informative tour as to Islay history and the the spirit produced. Lovely property with traditional aspects as well as new construction that fits the historic aesthetic. The lunch is amongst the best on the island, if not the best. During the Core Tasting, you are given generous pours... More 

Thank Gina K

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