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Ardbeg Distillery

Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
44 (0) 1496 302244
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$588*
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89%
Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Port Ellen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Factory Tours, Food & Drink
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Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This year's Festival open day was football themed and it made for a hilarious experience. Our Tour guide was excellent and kept his explanations about the various processes in character which added a lot to the fun of the day. Being a lover of peaty whisky, the dramming was greatly enjoyed!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is what we went for, as we were told by many people that it's Cafe for lunch was NOT TO BE MISSED. They were right. The food was absolutely delicious, with twists on local dishes - some things whisky related. Thought the area we sat in was cosier than the larger shop area. Super service and NOT TO BE... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Really good lunch enjoyed in the restaurant along with a high quality dram. Good service and steak & Ale pie was perfect for the occasion

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We turned up for a general tour but due to the others not turning up we ended up with our own personal tour which was very good and very detailed on the history of the distillery. That included everything from the age of some of the equipment to the little quirky things that most distilleries don't tell you. The tasting... More

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

its a hub at the opposite end from Bruichladdich, for as much as they play the fiddle in the west, Ardbeg plays the whistle in the south! Fabulous food and Ardbeg whisky, all in a magical place. Islay is a magical and musical island steeped in malting smoke and peat.

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Out Islands
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133 attraction reviews
420 helpful votes 420 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is definitely worth the visit, and i been now 3 times. The tour is on and off, depends on the guide, but the product is wonderfully focussed on 3 line itmes only, no compromises there ,and the procut sells by itself.

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Fife
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A well-led tour that was informative, and ended with a tasting of their excellent product. We also enjoyed our lunch in the café there - the food was fresh and well-presented.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We did the special tour 25pound - worth every penny!!! Cannot begin to say how good the tour was. Neil our guide was excellent. Finishing with a 1985 Ardbeg was awesome!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had a really good lunch there and did some good shopping in the shop. Unfortunately the distillery was closed (because of the Farmer's Show in Brigend) when we had planned to go there for tasting. But, we attended the show and had some good tasting there instead.

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Redmond, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

this place has a nice looking restaurant but we didnt try it. I think this is the only distillery that we visited that had a place to eat so I recommend saving this place until lunch time ... husband seemed to like the whisky... :-) The location is stunning and worth a visit even if you dont like peated whisky.

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