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Islay Distillery - Ardbeg

Ardbeg it is one of the island’s fastest-growing distilleries and prides itself on strictly using traditional methods of production.

  • Traditional methods of production
  • The peatiest whisky on Islay
  • Stunning scenery
  • Sample some products
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    2h

  • Max. passengers

    14

  • Booking Code

    E-ISY1

  • From

    $ 199

  • Notices

    Appropriate warm, waterproof clothing, and comfortable walking shoes

Islay is the southernmost of the Scotland’s Inner Hebrides and is known as the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’. The island has around 3,200 inhabitants and an impressive 130 miles of beautiful coastline. Islay is probably best known for its malt whiskies and has eight working distilleries. Whisky is one of the most important sources of income for the island. Besides whisky, Islay has an abundance of wildlife, from seals and otters to geese, waders, and golden eagles. Local farmers and distiller John MacDougall established Ardbeg Distillery on Islay’s south coast in 1815, when commercial production began. Today, it is one of the island’s fastest-growing distilleries and prides itself on strictly using traditional methods of production. Using malted barley sourced from the maltings at Port Ellen, Ardbeg claims to produce the peatiest whisky in Islay. Boasting several official bottlings, Ardbeg has garnered an array of accolades in recent years from Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible and at international spirit ratings competitions.

Practical information:

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm, waterproof clothing, and comfortable walking shoes

  • Walking information: N/A

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.