Ardbeg prides itself on being the “Ultimate Islay Malt Whisky”.
Established in 1815, Ardbeg is revered by connoisseurs around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex yet balanced of all Islay malts.
Despite its smokiness, Ardbeg is renowned for its delicious sweetness, a phenomenon that has affectionately become known as the “peaty paradox”. It has been called “as close to perfection as makes no difference” by world renowned whisky expert Jim Murray.
Named after the small village in which it has been distilled for centuries on the remote Hebridean island of Islay, a taste of Ardbeg is inseparable from the untamed romance and legend of its homeland – a place of swirling mists, rugged hills and mysterious Celtic heritage.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Ardbeg suffered from an uncertain future and it was not until it was purchased by The Glenmorangie Company in 1997 that the Distillery was saved from extinction. Since then, the Distillery has risen like a phoenix and today Ardbeg is well established as a niche, cult malt, with a passionate following.