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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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4-Day Isle of Islay Tour from Edinburgh: Whisky Distilleries Including...
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A unique experience

I'm into single malts and Ardbeg was one of the first I've ever tried, so I made this the first stop of my malts experience 2016 tour! A delightful experience, lead by a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mariano F
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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was much better to visit when it was owned by Glenmorangie (Back in 2001) in 2005 Glenmorangie is a part of Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton (LVMH) and tour seems to be much more commercial and staff not loving Ardbeg any longer with the same passion.

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm into single malts and Ardbeg was one of the first I've ever tried, so I made this the first stop of my malts experience 2016 tour! A delightful experience, lead by a very professional and dedicated tour guide. I learnt a lot about the process, and then tasted 5 unique Ardbeg single malts. Had lunch before leaving and I... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ardbeg distillery is in a beautiful location. The moment you walk into the distillery grounds you know you are not going to be disappointed. Walking passed the copper still and down the steps towards the distillery there is the huge Ardbeg logo on the floor in front of you. Look to the left and that's the entrance. Enter and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most beautiful distillery on Islay in the most perfect setting. The distillery is perfectly maintained . You can walk freely around and down to the rocks and water. Stunning views. Great restaurant, free whiskey samples , great cafe and nice shop.

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now do not get me wrong...i like ardbeg whiskey. The 10 yr old is a benchmark. The uigeadail is a monster. Their shop is horrible. Designed to fleece wealthy overseas visitors....not very welcoming and seemingly expensive. A dram proved elusive.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in at a reasonable time, had a look around the site & was blown away by the presentation of it, staff in particular Jackie couldn't have been more helpful, highly recommend.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't take the tour just enjoyed a tasting session surrounded by barrels of maturing Ardbeg!! What a fabulous way to spend an hour learning about the influences of the different types of barrels on the flavours. I must say I had a big surprise at the end....!

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Huntly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to Ardbeg many many times over the years and it has never disappointed. First went as the Visitor Centre was first opened and it is fair to say that the Ardbeg team know how to maintain and deliver. For the whisky expert there is plenty to look at and sample. Beautiful coastal views outside which on a sunny... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like your whisky peaty, this is the place to come. Quite a modern distillery, but good tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you love the whisky or not you will love the place and the staff, the restaurant is cracking, for me the whisky is just stunning so doing a tour is a must but to top the lot the lovely people, some great craic!

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