About Ardbeg

Founder: The MacDougall Family
Year Founded: 1815
Distillery Location: Port Ellen, Islay, Scotland

Visitor Center:

Ardbeg Distillery
Port Ellen,
Islay, Scotland
Tel: 011 44 1496 302244

Master Distiller / Blender: Michael Heads, Distillery Manager

Ardbeg Essential Facts

  • The Islay distillery was mothballed in 1981. It reopened for good in 1997 and began producing whisky regularly.
  • Ardbeg Supernova was named “Scotch Whisky of the Year” in the 2010 edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.
  • The name Ardbeg is Gaelic for ‘small headland.’

How you should drink Ardbeg

  • Straight
  • On the rocks
  • With a bit of water
  • With club soda

Types of Ardbeg Available

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