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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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Great tour - great whisky

£15 tasting tour was great value for money & very informative. Especially liked the samples. Great tour guide, he knew his stuff but wasn't pretentious - a very nice gentleman... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

£15 tasting tour was great value for money & very informative. Especially liked the samples. Great tour guide, he knew his stuff but wasn't pretentious - a very nice gentleman. The restaurant does good food and was very busy when we arrived. The set up does seems a lot more commercial than the last time I visited over 6 years... More 

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We did and unplanned stop at Ardbeg distillary and found an amazing little coffeeshop there. Coffee and cheesecake were really tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We walked from Port Ellen to Ardbeg distillery. After approx 9 km and two whiskey distilleries on the way we were quite hungry. They have a nice restaurant at the Ardbeg Distillery, I had my best meal during our 5 day trip to Scottland and Islay here! The tour and tasting of their famous peaty whiskey was nice too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Brilliant - we had booked a tour and got shown round by a very friendly young lady who knew her stuff - excellent tour and wonderful tasting afterwards. Very much recommended.

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Visitors centre is fantastic, good food and drink and a beautiful location in the south of the island

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KINGHORN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

One of the best places in the world to visit in my opinion, and it gets better every visit. Whether family visits,short breaks or holidays on Islay it is a must to see, the staff are great,food is great and the whisky well what can I say, it is nectar.

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Brussel
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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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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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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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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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