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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

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Wiltshire
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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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