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Ardbeg Distillery

Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
+44 1496 302244
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“great cafe” (18 reviews)
“full range” (19 reviews)
“great tour” (34 reviews)
Port Ellen PA42 7EA, Scotland
+44 1496 302244
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They need to remove the whole cafe to a separate building. The whole experience was too busy, crowded and just felt like processing farm. Shame as the whisky is good, the staff were nice and Dionne(??) was excellent as a guide. You could tell she...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the distillery was closed during our visit, we had a fabulous time walking around the place and managed to capture the beautiful distillery and its surroundings. Will definitely be back if going back to Islay for whisky festival.

Thank yuhchien f
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We started by having lunch in the distillery restaurant, which was fantastic. Enjoyed some fantastic samples of whisky whilst we waited for the tour, with the staff being extremely generous and interactive. The tour itself was great, and we all left very satisfied. Thank you.

Thank James M
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I'm a big fan of Ardbeg whisky. I joined the "committee" mailing list despite the fact I find some of their marketing a little over the top at times and to be honest knowing that the distillery has had a fairly recent refurbishment I was...More

Thank WhiskyRover
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had a tour around Ardbeg with a member of staff from the parent company hiding in the group. He kept that quiet! Sadly, although the guide tried hard to make the tour interesting for whatever reason it just didn't touch me like perhaps some...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Nice distillery, especially if you are a fan of Ardbeg :) Didn't do a guided tour but had lunch which was really nice, amazing cheesecake!

Thank emjet666
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Ardbeg tour was the best of several distillery tours we did on Islay...thanks to the spectacular location, well kept distillery buildings, the Ardbeg cafe/restaurant and “wee” Emma our passionate tour and tasting guide (as well as owner of the infamous Shorty the Ardbeg dog). Living...More

Thank TwoBonVoyagers
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Beautifully clean environment both inside / outside ..very welcoming cafe..excellent displays of all Ardbeg Whiskies..Friendly and helpful staff..Well worth a visit.

Thank 848lilianl
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Well organised distillery with staff who are determined to make sure that visitors enjoy themselves.

Thank Freecall
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We visited all the destilleries on Islay in two Days. This was the most charming, friendly and generous visitor center!

Thank Göte M M
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