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Ardbeg Distillery

Address: Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 (0) 1496 302244
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Factory tours, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Breweries, Factory tours, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

What a distillery,fantastic tour with a very good explanation of Mickey the distillery manager. We had dinner in the old Kiln with a group of 20 whiskyfreaks and had some Ardbeg's going back to the sixties.The food and service from Jacky and her crew were top notch I will be back in may for more celebrations as they exist 200... More 

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Cranbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Has to be the place to go before and when you die. Yes I love my scotch. The restaurant was very good value with a nice range and well prepared food. The tour was excellent with the guide very knowledgeable. They always had the answers that we wanted. The place was a delight with aromas and you never felt unsafe... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Ask around in Islay and the locals will gnerally tell you that Ardbeg is the place to go for lunch. Always trust the locals. The cafe tends to fill up by 12:30 so aim to arrive, hungry, at 12:00. You can use the morning to take in the atmospheric Kildalton Chapel with its historic cross and the coast road east... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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585 reviews 585 reviews
140 attraction reviews
444 helpful votes 444 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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