Spirits & Liqueurs Scotch

Ardbeg

About Ardbeg

Founder: The MacDougall Family
Year Founded: 1815
Distillery Location: Port Ellen, Islay, Scotland
Master Distiller / Blender: Michael Heads, Distillery Manager

Ardbeg Essential Facts

  • The Islay distillery was mothballed in 1981. It reopened for good in 1997 and began producing whisky regularly.
  • Ardbeg Supernova was named “Scotch Whisky of the Year” in the 2010 edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.
  • The name Ardbeg is Gaelic for ‘small headland.’

How You Should Drink Ardbeg

  • Straight
  • On the rocks
  • With a bit of water
  • With club soda