Ardbeg

As a true southern Islay representative, The Ardbeg Distillery is well known for producing some of the world’s heaviest peated single malt Scotch whiskies. From the core range editions such as the Ardbeg 10 years old and the Ardbeg Corryvreckan, to the much desired collector's items such as the Ardbeg 1967 Signatory Vintage and the The Duchess Ardbeg Malin 25 years old, The Ardbeg Distillery emerges quality and a feisty yet sophisticated taste true whisky lovers cannot resist. And with the worldwide fan base “The Ardbeg Committee” of over 120.000 members, Ardbeg is definitely one of the most companionable-orientated whisky societies to be found.

 

The Ardbeg Distillery history started somewhere around the end of the 18th century, when a group of distillers established an illegal distillery along the southern shore of Islay, nearby the current location of Ardbeg today. However, this operation was discontinued at start due to an intervention of the border patrol and excise officers, as this illegal distillery didn’t have the legal permits mandatory to monitor to the many legal restrictions the distillery sector was subjected to in that era. Yet, some of these moonshining distillers continued their illegit operations, among others John MacDougall, who established the Ardbeg Distillery as a legal concern in 1815.

 

Like many Scotch whisky distillery legacies, Ardbeg was cooperated- and inherited by MacDougall’s son Alexander MacDougall, who renamed the Ardbeg Distillery firm Alexander McDougall & Co. In 1835 the distillery was purchased by a spirit merchant named Thomas Buchanan, Alexander MacDougall however stayed involved as a distillery manager for several years. In thee midst of the 19th century Alexander MacDougall became severely ill and passed away in the year 1853. In his will he named his sisters Flora and Margaret as his successors to take over the responsibility of the Ardbeg Distillery throughout a cooperation with Colin Hay, in order to maintain the family distillery involvement and Ardbeg’s legacy. In 1886, Ardbeg employed approximately 60 workers and produced about 250.000 gallons (1,1 million liters) of whisky per annum, by which the Ardbeg Distillery was declared as Islay’s most productive whisky distillery of its era.

 

But unfortunately, many dark clouds overshadowed the prosperous horizon of the Ardbeg Distillery legacy, which almost led to its demise. In 1977 Ardbeg was purchased by Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd, which was acquired by Allied Distillers shortly after. Allied Distillers had the Ardbeg Distillery shut down in 1981, due to the reduced worldwide demand for single malt whisky decreasing its production, resulting in the dismissal of eighteen staff members of Ardbeg. In 1987 The Ardbeg Distillery resumed a limited production shortly after a quick refurbishment and running some distillery updates, in order to satisfy the new increasing demand for whisky, but yet was shut down again in 1991. Finally, Glenmorangie Plc. purchased Ardbeg in 1997 and lead the distillery back to its full production capacity and the comeback of its success. At his moment, The Ardbeg Distillery and The Ardbeg Committee are being represented by Ardbeg’s distillery manager and chairman: Michael “Mickey” Heads.

 

The Ardbeg stakes are currently 100% owned by Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. If there’s one thing this current owner is accustomed to, it’s knowing how to invest in the global demand of Ardbeg’s legacy. An immaculate success story sold to millions of Ardbeg whisky lovers worldwide, including luxuriously designed Ardbeg bottles to match the beautiful distillery history.

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Whiskies from Ardbeg

DistilleryName Vintage l. SVA
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Ardbeg • 21 Douglas Laing Old Particular Cask DL10065 48.6% 1992 0,70 91 2 € 597,89 € 723,45
Ardbeg • 18 Years Old The Whisky Exchange The 10th Anniversary Series 55.9% NV 0,70 91 1 € 491,74 € 595,01
Ardbeg • 19 Years Old The Duncan Taylor Single Cask 347602 53% 1994 0,70 92 1 € 1.157,02 € 1.399,99
Ardbeg • 1978 43% 1978 0,70 92 1 € 950,41 € 1.150,00
Ardbeg • 21 Years Old & Rare Platinum Selection 56.4% 1993 0,70 5 € 799,99 € 967,99
Ardbeg • 22 Years Old Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 40% (Into Neck) 1978 0,70 87 1 € 475,21 € 575,00
Ardbeg • 25 Years Old & Rare Magnum Cask HL5750 51.9% 1991 1,5 1 € 3.748,75 € 4.535,99
Ardbeg • 25 Years Old The Duchess Sherry Cask Finish 50.1% NV 0,70 92 10 € 657,02 € 794,99
Ardbeg • Corryvreckan 57.1% NV 0,70 90 90 1 € 51,00 € 61,71


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DistilleryName Vintage l. SVA
Serge Valentin is one of the most prolific whisky aficionados and the premier source of whisky reviews. Serge uses the 100 point scale for his ratings.
GGR
Gal Granov is considered one of the most proactive of all independent whisky bloggers at this moment, a rising star in the whisky scene. Gal uses a 100 point scale for his ratings.
Other
BOW
We rate most of the whiskies ourselves and use the 100 point scale. If we do not have a rating, we publish ratings of other renowned whisky critics in this column.
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Number of bottles in stock
Price (incl. VAT)
Ardbeg • Auriverdes Limited Edition 49.9% NV 0,70 84 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 10 Years Old Exploration Giftpackwith 2 minatures: Corryvreckan Uigeadail 46% NV 0,70 87 88 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 15 Years Old Dun Bheagan Cask 700173 and 700174 58.6% 2004 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 17 Years Old 43% NV 0,75 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 17 Years Old 43% NV 0,75 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 17 Years Old Vintage 43% NV 0,70 87 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 175th Anniversary 23 Years Old 52.4% 1993 0,70 94 94 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 18 Years Old Signatory Vintage Straight From The Cask:1776 56.6% 1998 0,5 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1972 Old Malt Cask 29 Years Old 50% 1972 0,70 92 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1974 32 years Old Cask 3327 54.1% 1974 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1974 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 40% (Into Neck) 1974 0,70 91 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1974 Jas. Gordon & Co 40% 1974 0,70 91 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1975 43% 1975 0,70 92 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1975 43% 1975 0,70 92 92 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1975 Gordon & MacPhail 40% 1975 0,75 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1976 Feis Isle 2002 Cask 2390 53.1% 1976 0,70 96 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1976 Feis Isle 2002 Cask 2390 53.1% 1976 0,70 96 96 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1977 46% 1977 0,70 91 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1978 43% 1978 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1991 Signatory Vintage Cask 617-20 43% 1991 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1998 Almost There 9 Years Old 54.1% 1998 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 1998 Still Young 8 Years Old 56.2% 1998 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 20 Years Old Chieftains Cask:808/811 46.5% 1996 0,70 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 23 Years Old Cadenhead's 175th Anniversary 52.4% 1993 0,70 94 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 23 Years Old Signatory Vintage Cask:1059+1060+1062 43% 1974 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 24 Years Old 1977 46% 1977 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 25 Years Old The Duchess Shieldmaiden Malin Cask:649 49,8% 1991 0,70 90 91 90 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 29 Years Old The Platinum Selection 58.3% 1975 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 30 years Old & Rare The Platinum Selection 47.8% 1975 0,70 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 30 Years Old Signatory Vintage Dumpy Cask:578 52% 1967 0,70 92 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 30 Years Old The Platinum Selection 47.8% 1975 0,70 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • 30 Years old Very Old Ardbeg 40% NV 0,70 91 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Airigh Nam Beist 2007 46% 1990 0,70 91 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Airigh Nam Beist 2006 46% 1990 0,70 91 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Airigh Nam Beist 2006 Release 46% 1990 0,70 91 91 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Airigh Nam Beist 46% 1990 0,70 91 91 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Alligator 51.2% NV 0,70 88 89 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Alligator 51.2% NV 0,70 88 89 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Alligator 51.2% NV 0,70 88 88 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Alligator Committee Reserve for Discussion 51.2% NV 0,70 88 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Alligator Committee Reserve for Discussion 51.2% NV 0,70 86 88 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Almost There 3rd Release 54.1% 1998 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Almost There 3rd Release 54.1% NV 0,70 87 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Ar11 Elements of Islay Elixir Distillers 56.8% 2000 0,5 90 87 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Ardbeg Ar5 Elements of Islay Speciality Drinks Bottled 2014 57,8% NAS 0,5 89 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Ardbeg Day 56.7% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Ardbeg Very Young 58.3% (Into Neck) 1998 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Ardbog 52,1% NV 0,70 84 90 97 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Ardbog The Ultimate NV 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Ardbog The Ultimate 52.1% NV 0,70 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Auriverdes 49.9% NAS 0,70 84 91 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Auriverdes Gold Limited Edition 49.9% NV 0,70 84 88 89 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Auriverdes Limited Edition 49.9% NV 0,70 84 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Blasda 40% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Blasda 40% NV 0,70 83 80 84 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Committee Release Ardbeg Day 56.7% NV 0,70 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Committee Release Ardbeg Day 56.7% NV 0,70 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Corryvreckan 2009 Release 57.1% NV 0,70 90 90 91 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Corryvreckan Committee Reserve 57.1% NV 0,70 92 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Corryvreckan Committee Reserve 57.1% NV 0,70 92 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Dark Cove 46.5% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Dark Cove 46.5% NV 0,70 86 87 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Dark Cove Committee Release 46.5% NV 0,70 86 87 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Dark Cove Committee Release 55% NV 0,70 88 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Dark Cove Committee Release 55% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Drum 46% NV 0,70 86 87 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Galileo 49% 1999 0,70 84 88 87 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Galileo 49% 1999 0,70 84 88 87 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Galileo 49% 1999 0,70 84 88 87 87 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Grooves 46% NV 0,70 87 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Grooves Feis Ile 2018 46% NV 0,70 87 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Kelpie 46% NV 0,70 86 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Kelpie 46% NV 0,70 86 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Kelpie Committee Reserve 51.7% NV 0,70 86 85 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Kildalton 46% NV 0,70 83 90 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Lord Of The Isles 25 Years Old 46% NV 0,70 92 92 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Lord Of The Isles 25 Years Old 46% (Damaged box) NV 0,70 92 92 92 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Mór 10 Years Old 57.3% 1997 4,5 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Perpetuum 47.4% NV 0,75 86 87 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Perpetuum 47.4% NV 0,70 86 87 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Perpetuum 47.4% NV 0,70 86 87 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Perpetuum Distillery Only Release Feis Isle 2015 49.2% NV 0,70 83 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Renaissance 10 Years Old 55.9% 1998 0,70 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Renaissance 1998 55.9% 1998 0,70 86 88 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Rollercoaster Tenth Anniversary Committee Bottling 57.3% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Sample 25 Years Old The Duchess Sherry Cask Finish 50.1% NV 0,02 92 0 sold out
Ardbeg • SAMPLE: 25 Years Old The Duchess Shieldmaiden Malin Cask:649 49,8% (SAMPLE 2CL) 1991 0,02 90 91 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Serendipity 12 Years Old 40% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Still Young 2nd Release 56.2% 1998 0,70 86 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Supernova 2009 58.9% NV 0,70 89 88 97 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Supernova SN 2015 Ardbeg Committee Exclusive 54.3% NV 0,70 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Supernova SN2010 60.1% NV 0,70 86 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Supernova SN2014 55% NV 0,70 90 88 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Supernova SN2015 54.3% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Ten 2006 46% (tiny scratch on boxflap) NV 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Ten Duty Free Only 46% NV 1,0 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Ten Edition 2004 46% NV 0,70 88 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Ten Introducing Ten Years Old 46% NV 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Ten New Label 46% NV 1,0 87 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Twenty One 46% NV 0,70 91 87 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Twenty Something 46.4% 1996 0,70 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Uigeadail 2005 54,2% NV 0,70 92 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Uigeadail 54,2% NV 0,70 92 90 0 sold out
Ardbeg • Uigeadail Edition 2004 54.2% NV 0,70 89 0 sold out