Located on the rugged shores of Islay, Ardbeg Distillery is revered by whisky connoisseurs the world over.
The south coast of Islay, Ardbeg Distillery was established by local farmers and distiller John MacDougall, beginning commercial production in 1815. Today it is one of the island’s fastest growing distilleries and prides itself upon using entirely traditional methods of production. Using malted barley sourced from the maltings at Port Ellen, Ardbeg claims to produce the peatiest whisky in Islay. Boasting several official bottlings, Ardbeg has garnered an array of accolades in recent years from Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible and at international spirit ratings competitions. A range of excellent tours are available along with tastings in the visitor centre. The Old Kiln Café is also open from Monday to Friday and serves superb food. The shop offers a fine selection of Ardberg whiskies and other local products.