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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10-15 Years

Ardbeg 10 Year Old

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The Ardbeg 10 Year Old is a superb whisky from the famous Islay distillery that brings a plethora of delicious aromas and flavours for you to explore. It brings citrus fruits, a gentle grassiness and light spices, all delivered with an unparalleled smoothness. This whisky is a fan favourite around the world and with good […]

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The popular Ardbeg 10 Year old in a miniature bottle of the fine Islay single malt has a very peaty and smoky taste whisky. This is not chill-filtered, that’s why it contains more flavour from the peat and barley, making it one of the most flavourful whisky. Thus, it was awarded the best Scotch single […]

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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 Kelpie was the world famous distillery’s Committee release for the 2017 Ardbeg Day, since then it has become something of a collectible. It was the first whisky from Ardbeg to be matured in Black Sea oak, which is said to impart deep flavours of charred oak and sea salt onto the smoky, fruity […]

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This Ardbeg Renaissance 1998 bottling was the final release in a quartet of expressions bottled to celebrate the return of the Ardbeg distillery after it was reopened in 1997 following 6 silent years. It was the first 10 Year Old released since the reopening and brings an exquisite range of fruity, grassy and, of course, […]

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