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Ardbeg Distillery

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Address: Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 (0) 1496 302244
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This trip was to buy the "Distillery Reserve" whisky only availble at the distillery. When we arrived I was pleased to find we could buy a dram with Lunch. - We had home made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This trip was to buy the "Distillery Reserve" whisky only availble at the distillery. When we arrived I was pleased to find we could buy a dram with Lunch. - We had home made fish soup which was excellent - and the cafe/restaurant was very good. It was a nice touch when the staff removef the cost of my dram... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The distillery was closed for work but we ate here anyway. Busy, but efficient service. The food was great. Salad fresh. Everything tasty. Took risk of introducing French friends to delight of clootie dumpling. Big success!

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derby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Ardbeg restaurant can be a very busy place but on this occasion it was relatively quiet. The food on offer is well prepared and cheerfully presented by the waiting staff. An additional feature of the reataurant is that you can buy a fairly wide range of whiskys from the normal range to some very expensive 40+ year old whiskys.... More 

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Laholm
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16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wasn't at all as friendly and cosy as Laproigh. Just a shop with expensive stuff and a coffee shop. We had lunch and it was ok but the room was very loud.

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Paris, France
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Me and my partner had a tasting here on the 3rd May- Dougie was amazing. He spent over a good hour giving us the background, detailed information and lots of fun and interesting stories abut Ardbeg and whisky in general It was very informative and we tried 5 whiskies, did not exist anywhere else on Islay. I'm not a whisky... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

First disclosure, I am an Ardbeg fan... Second disclosure, tour guides and especially samples could change your overall experience, but here is my guide as a first time visitor to Arbgeg and Islay and no, I will not be comparing distilleries... Third, I visited during a period of construction and did not do a basic tour of the distillery. Fourth,... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We tried to take the tour but it was too busy. We decided to eat in the cafe. The service was very slow and the food was spotty. One of us had a good steak while the others thought the food was just ok. I did take a lot of pictures out back that were very nice. My friends had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Good cafe, nice environment, helpful staff and tasty whisky! A nice walk from Port Ellen in decent weather.

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Linlithgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very welcoming distillery cafe in a fantastic setting with classy toilets and lovely souvenir shop Food is a high standard and would definitely go back again

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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland, boasts 8 individual, working whisky distilleries. Add the distillery on the neighbouring island of Jura, and that's 9 single malt distilleries in the vicinity. These Scotches are renown for their peatiness, but that's not always the case; the distilleries diversify when they can. It possible to drive around the beautiful... More 

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