Islay #2, 25 yo.. That Boutique-y Whisky Company..

Day 22 and I’m Islay bound.. Now which secret distillery do we have here … It’s an Ard one !! That Boutiquey Whisky Company just seems to have a sadistic side to it, expression after expression is being released from top distilleries who insist on withholding the name and us poor customers have to try…

Ardbeg Kelpie

Ardbeg is probably one of the most loved or hated distilleries on Islay, founded back in 1815 by John Macdougall, who sold it for the sum of £1800 in 1838 to Glasgow spirit merchant Thomas Buchanan.. In 1887 the distillery is recorded as producing 250,000 gallons ( 1.1 million litres) of spirit per year which…

ARDBEG DARK COVE.

Today was one of those days where you just want it to end and go to bed, but just as I stepped through the door from work I find a parcel on the floor.  As I opened it I realised what it was and just had to smile, Ardbeg, Dark cove. Ardbeg has a massive…

ARDBEG 1977

There are distilleries and there are iconic distillerys in the whisky buisness, Ardbeg has to be one of the main iconic distilleries out there.. The distillery is like marmite, you either love it or hate it, the fan base for Ardbeg is massive, people go mad for it, it is the Manchester United of whisky…..

Ardbeg

Owner.. Glenmorangie co. (Moët hennessay) Founded.. 1815. Region.. Islay. Capacity.. 1 300 000 litres. Tel.. 01496 302244 Web.. http://www.ardbeg.com Visitor centre. Tours. To feel the true spirit of Ardbeg, visit the Distillery. Stand on the grassy mound that rises between the buildings and the sea. The sight of the pagoda roofs crowning white-washed walls before…