The Distillery

The Ardberg distillery (meaning “Small Headland” in Gaelic) has a long history, having been producing quality whisky since 1798. By the late 1800s it had over 60 people working there and had an output of over 1.1 million liters of spirit per year, although its modern day production is somewhat more small scale.

The distillery is located in Islay in the Inner Hebrides islands. It is famous for producing heavily peated whisky so typical of the Islay style. In factm its whiskies are considered to be among the peatiest in the world, so if peat is your thing, chances are you will like the whisky from Ardberg.

The distillery was in continuous production until 1981 when production was halted, only to be resumed on a smaller scale in 1989. Glenmorangie purchased it a few years later and full production was resumed in 1998. Since then, it has won numerous awards for its products, including World Whisky of the Year in 4 out of the last 7 years. If you like peated single malt, you will like Ardberg.

Ardbeg was our Distillery of the Month for February 2018

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This stunning limited edition Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 19 Year Old is a small batch release from one of Islay’s most famous distilleries. It was matured in carefully selected American oak and Oloroso sherry casks that have resulted in a well-rounded and complex flavour profile that is brought to life by the distillery’s famous peaty notes. […]

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This Ardbeg 22 Year Old is the final release in the popular Twenty Something series. The whisky in this bottle was created at a time when the distillery’s future was uncertain, with still producing tiny amounts of spirit thanks to a huge drop in demand. A few young whisky enthusiasts were determined to keep Ardbeg […]

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This Ardbeg 23 Year Old was released in late 2017 as part of the popular Twenty Something series. This amazing expression was matured in ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks and it brings an array of complex and fresh notes to your nose and palate, all backed up by a good helping of that famous Islay […]

16-25 Years

Ardbeg 25 Year Old

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A truly stunning Ardbeg 25 Year Old that was aged for a quarter century bringing a full-bodied, elegant flavour profile that features a range of citrus, grassy and smoky tones that combine in perfect harmony to create one of the most memorable drinking experiences we’ve ever come across. A truly delightful whisky.

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This brand new Ardbeg Committee release was created to celebrate the work of Mickey Heads, who recently retired after 13 years as Distillery Manager and Committee Chair. It was matured in ex-rye casks that have imparted notes of banana, rye bread and pear onto the lightly smoky and earthy spirit. It’s a fantastic whisky that […]

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This Ardbeg Blaaack is a brand new release from the famous Islay distillery that was released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ardbeg Committee, founded in 2000. For the first time in the distillery’s history, they rounded up a number of top quality pinot noir casks, sourced from the furthest country in the world […]

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The Ardbeg Corryvreckan is a real favourite among fans of Islay whisky thanks to its complex range of notes that combine in harmonious fashion on the nose, palate and finish. Expect notes of freshly buttered toast, malt, citrus fruits and gentle spices, all backed up by thick peat smoke. It’s an incredibly well crafted whisky […]

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The Ardbeg Dark Cove is an excellent limited edition single malt whisky from Islay’s famous Ardbeg distillery. This exceptional dram was released on 28th May 2016 for Ardbeg Day, the annual celebration that takes place during the hugely popular Feis Ile music and whisky festival.  Matured in dark sherry and ex-bourbon casks, it brings notes […]

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The Ardbeg Perpetuum is a limited edition release from the amazing Islay distillery that was released at Feis Ile 2015 to celebrate the distillery’s 200th anniversary and it has been in high demand ever since. Matured in both bourbon and sherry barrels, it brings gentle vanilla, smoked barbecue, soft sea salt and, of course, a […]

26-30 Years

Ardbeg Twenty One

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This Ardbeg Twenty One is a rare, unique, limited edition 21 Year Old whisky from the famous Islay distillery that was a special committee release in 2016. It’s a celebratory bottling that holds some of the most complex and incredibly liquid to ever come out of the distillery inside. A real delight and one that […]

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This Islay Big Peat Blended Malt is a Douglas Laing creation made from some of the finest single malts to come out of Islay. Whisky from Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and the silent distillery of Port Ellen is included in this fine expression and they combine in harmonious fashion. Expect lots of fruity notes and […]

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