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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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Tasting heaven

Walked to Ardbeg from our excellent accommodation at the Islay Storm-Pods. Didn't take the tour as visiting all of Islay's eight distilleries. The Old Kiln Cafe has rightly got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Isle of Man, United Kingdom

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked to Ardbeg from our excellent accommodation at the Islay Storm-Pods. Didn't take the tour as visiting all of Islay's eight distilleries. The Old Kiln Cafe has rightly got a very good reputation. The food was excellent and fairly priced. Took the opportunity to taste 5 of their expressions outside in the sun. A match made in heaven. Well worth... More 

Thank Vannin1997
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a house just at the top of the drive to Ardbeg so popped in a few times. We did the tasting in the warehouse for £30 with food pairings. Dougie was very nice to listen to and very knowledgeable. The whiskies we tries were very different and interesting. The atmosphere was very cool with the barrels in... More 

Thank Melpin85
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this was our first distillery tour and although neither of us are whiskey drinkers the tour was great the young girl who took us round was extremelly knowledgeable and very good at describing the brewing process.ardbeg has the added bonus of a great cafe but very busy i think you can pre book a table but we only had a... More 

Thank hoppywigan
County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ardbeg has an artistic interest alongside the usual distillery. This was probably the most touristy one of all on Islay as there was landscaped areas, large floor painting and a copper still on display outside. There was an outside picnic area and a fully licensed restaurant/coffee shop.

Thank Angela S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From you moment you arrive, you know that you are in for something special! As you enter the premises, you see this grand still heading up the courtyard which displays fantastic artwork on the surrounding walls. It is well worth taking a close look at each of these. Ronnie Berri, our guide, took us first to see the stillhouse, which... More 

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Tyreso, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of this year's walking group wanted an in-depth tour, while the rest just wanted the normal tour - fantastic that we could all be accommodated and finish just in time for lunch together. (Make sure to book in advance though.)The outside of the distillery has recently been repainted and the car-park redesigned. Much easier to park now, with new... More 

Thank J1Walkabout
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed lunch at the Cafe before tour. Nice location by the sea with places to hang out while waiting. The tour was friendly and well presented by young woman with family history of working at the distillery...it was in her blood. Younger distillery with interesting history re establishing itself for the future.

Thank growagarden
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did 'Deconstructing the dram' visit and it was really great - you get to see the whole distillery, tastes of different stages of whisky and at the end tastes of different cask samples...

Thank Mogadi21
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely buildings very carefully maintained in stunning scenery. Great cafe in the Old Kin with lovely fresh local produce and very reasonable prices.

Thank CathyGilman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really impressed with the beautiful gardens in which the distillery set in ...fantastic tour and 3 ample tastings of beautiful whisky ..do the tour of the distillery then walk around the area outside and just left your mind wander in oblivion ...clear mind and a warm feeling in your gut after the tour . A perfectly sunny day wen we... More 

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