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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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We had an ordinary guided tour around the distillery. The guide told us not to take photos, despite the fact that outside the distillery was a sign encouraging us to share photos... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Per F
Tärby, Fristad

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Tärby, Fristad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an ordinary guided tour around the distillery. The guide told us not to take photos, despite the fact that outside the distillery was a sign encouraging us to share photos of the distillery. But the guiding was excellent, professional and I learned a lot about Ardbeg I didn't knew before. The tasting was very good, we had chance... More 

Thank Per F
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super food in a lovely environment but gets very busy so I recommend you either arrive early or be prepared to wait-there aren't that many tables and they operate a waiting list when full. It's certainly worth the wait though the food is lovely. Having struggled to find goid places to eat on Islay we decided to have our main... More 

Thank travellerB9622NE
Islay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ardbeg is a gem of Islay its in a perfect setting besides the whisky it boasts a very good shop and the restaurant serves perhaps the best selection of food on the island at pretty reasonable prices from sandwiches to full meals the buildings are superbly restored and pristine also the staff are charming and helpful and eager to please... More 

Thank Alastair1937
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Only place on South Islay with food! Get your lunch in here. Tried 5 whiskeys. Harsher on the palate than most. Each to their own. Went to 5 distilleries. All were splendid. Lagavulin and Laphroaig were favs. The former for the most awesome cask tasting with local legend Ian, the latter for the distilling process experience.

Thank Jumbo666
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Deconstructing the dram with Margaret. Gave a more in-depth insight to how Ardbeg expressions are created. Definitely one that fans of the distillery should not miss

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a quick visit to see the distillery. We didn't take the tour although they were available. The surrounding was nice and the staff friendly.

Thank Kyle R
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My whole family went into to eat at the restaurant. It was a wonderful little setup. I had the taste tester while I was eating, and they walk you through the various whiskies, teaching you about their history, their flavor, how to drink them, etc. It was a very cool experience. I ended up buying a bottle.

Thank Bradford B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd smallest distillery on the island. Soooooo nice friendly and nice place to eat. Learned a lot, verrrry good guide when we were there.

Thank Bert P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Thank ginoue
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

Thank Mariano F

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