Whisky Catalog by Alternative Whisky Academy
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Ardbeg, Port Ellen, south-earstern shore of Islay, Strathclyde Region.
(North east of Laphroaig and Lagavulin.) Islay, Argyllshire.
|Region :||West Coast Islay|
ARDBEG DISTILLERY • VISITOR CENTRE & OLD KILN CAFE
Visitor centre is nominated to recieve an AWA.dk AWArd..
Old owner : Hiram Walker (since the 1950s)
Producer was : Allied Distillers
Since 1996 same owner as Glenmorangie
Approximate 1815 by the McDougall family.
The distillery may have its origins as far back as 1794, and was definitely operating by 1817.
|Water :||Lake Loch Arinambeast and its own private water source - Loch Uigeadale and Uigedale.|
The distillery have 1 wash still and 1 spirit still.
Ardbeg Distillery - Visitor Center & Old Kiln Cafe:
Current owner: Glenmorangie plc
Ardbeg History and Distillery Information
Ardbeg distillery was established in 1815 and operated as a Private Ltd. Co. until january 1977 when it was taken over by Hiram Walker (producers of Ballantine), who sadly demolished the best of the maturing warehouses, and later by Allied Distillers, who, due partly to over production but also down turn in the whisky industry 'mothballed' the distillery in 1981. Ardbeg remained silent until 1989. During those years the buildings were allowed to fall into disrepair. Ardbeg Distillery was bought and reopened in 1997 by Glenmorangie Plc, and is now one of the fastest growing Islay malts. Glenmorangie invested heavily in refurbishing the buildings and plant. To maintain Ardbeg's very distinctive character, the specification of malt used in the production of Ardbeg requires to be at a minimum level of 50 p.p.m. phenol. Glenmorangie Plc. is jointly owned by the French company, LVMH, and the British company, Diageo. At Ardbeg they currently produce 160 barrels a week. With each barrel they fill 250 bottles and so they produce a staggering 40.000 bottles of whisky each week. For that they work continuously, 24 hours a day, 6 1/2 days a week with 6 persons in the distillery and 3 in the warehouse. At the moment of writing the warehouses were completely full. Because of that the maturing takes place in other warehouses in Edinburgh. Ardbeg distillery get their Barley from Port Ellen Maltings. 60 tons of very peaty barley each week. Visitors to Ardbeg will find an added bonus, the very fine "Kiln Café" where all sorts of delights can be enjoyed, including a taste of the end product.
The Ardbeg Committee has been established in 2000 to "promote the advancement of general knowledge and enjoyment of Ardbeg". All Ardbeg-aficionados can join this Committee on Ardbeg's website. Special bottlings can sometimes be obtained by members of this committee.
Related info: Alfred Barnard's visit to Ardbeg Distillery in the 1880s
Ardbeg Distillery, Islay
However, with the majority of its output used in blending, Ardbeg struggled to remain viable during the economic downturn of the 1970s, resulting in it being run on a care and maintenance basis from 1983. The distillery closed in July 1996 only to reopen in 1997.
Ardbeg maintains the robust and earthy aromas associated with Islay malts. Described as having a hefty bite and a rich finish, flavours detected include peat-smoke, seaweed, sawdust and iodine.
Glenmorangie Plc bought the distillery in 1997. The new owners revived the tradition of producing a very peaty single malt. All the production is sold as single malt (which is rather unusual in the world of whisky). Ardbeg whisky is not used in blends, with may be one exception: Black Bottle which claims to contain whisky of each of the active distilleries on Islay.
There's a small story from our visit at the Ardbeg Distillery in our blog
|Danish Remark :||En røget whisky med lang eftersmag. Måske lige i overkanten for begyndere, men har man 'lært' at værdsætte røg og malt så er Ardbeg bestemt et godt bud.|
Ardbeg 17 years old islay whisky
Age : 17 Years old Vol : 40% Type : Single Islay Malt - ...
Ardbeg 1974 Connoisseurs Choice
The best Ardbeg we ever tasted.The longest aftertaste ...