Owner(s):        Glenmorangie Plc (1997)

Manager:         Stuart Thomson

Address:         Ardbeg Distillery
                    Port Ellen
                    Isle of Islay, Argyll
                    PA42 7EB

Telephone:     +44 (0) 1496 302418
Fax:             +44 (0) 1496 302496

Founded:         1798

Legalized:        1815

Water source:   Loch Arinambeast and Loch Uigedale

Stills:             1 wash / 1 spirit

Warehouses:     4 operating #3, #9, #10, #11

Casks:             ex-bourbon and refill sherry

Visitor Centre:  YES (year-round) 

Here's a photo of the distillery that I took on a very dreary and stormy day in 1995 when it was shut down before the Glenmorangie plc purchase.  The creepy, spooky dark skies have a foreboding look which reflected the mood of the distillery at that moment. I felt pretty ill at ease sneaking up the driveway in the rain to snap this picture.  It was like the ghosts of Ardbeg were warning me to stay out.

Here is the newly revamped distillery entrance.


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