12 Facts About Ardbeg distillery


The distillery is owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, and produces a heavily peated Islay whisky.

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The Ardbeg distillery uses malted barley sourced from the maltings in Port Ellen.

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Ardbeg distillery has been producing whisky since 1798, and began commercial production in 1815.

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In 1997 the Ardbeg distillery was bought and reopened by Glenmorangie plc with production resuming on 25 June 1997 and full production resuming in 1998.

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The Ardbeg distillery was reopened by Ed Dodson in 1997 and handed over to Stuart Thomson, who managed it from 1997 to 2006.

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In July 2022, the Ardbeg distillery sold a 1975 cask to a private collector for £16million, beating Macallan's record for the highest cask selling price.

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Name Ardbeg distillery is an anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic An Aird Bheag, meaning The Small Promontory.

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Ardbeg distillery's offerings have garnered an array of awards at international spirit ratings competitions.

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The Ardbeg distillery employs about sixty people and provides them with dwelling on premises.

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In 2022, Ardbeg distillery released the 13-year-old limited edition called "Fermutation, " which has seen the longest fermentation in Ardbeg distillery's history.

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Recently the Ardbeg distillery brought out quite a number of special releases with no age statement.

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Ardbeg distillery inspired the Finnish composer of contemporary music, Osmo Tapio Raihala, to write the symphonic poem Ardbeg distillery—The Ultimate Piece For Orchestra ; it was recorded by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra on 28 April 2011.

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