Tours

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Through the years, a warm welcome has always awaited our peaty pilgrims. So follow in the footsteps of the Ardbeggians of yesteryear and join Jackie and Co to explore our wonderful Distillery and beyond. Simply choose from our range of fascinating tours – unless otherwise stated, it’s advisable to book in advance.

CALL +44 (0) 1496 302244 to book your tour

Ardbeg Tour & Tasting

An opportunity to take a tour, taste Ardbeg and learn some of the secrets of the distillery along the way. What makes Ardbeg tick? Have fun with your knowledgeable guide and ask the questions you need answered.

12:00 and 15:30 Monday to Sunday until October*
*November to March 15:30

Duration: 1 hour
Price: £5 per person

Ardbeg Full Range Tour and Tasting

What makes Ardbeg deep, complex and smoky? This is your chance to unearth the mysteries of Ardbeg. Take apart the Ardbeg equation piece by piece and put it together again in the Chairman’s Study where you get to sip and savour all our Ardbeg whiskies.

Monday to Sunday 10:30
Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: £12 per person

Ardbeg Across the Decades (with sounds in the Study)

These tours are available from Easter Monday to end September Monday to Saturday

Every distillery has a past. Ardbeg has a wonderfully rich evocative past. This tour will guide you through Ardbeg's decades - piecing together the history of the Ardbeg community and Distillery with beautiful new photographs, stories and tales gathered from those who were there…and some who weren’t. Back in the Study you will share some rare drams from the 70s, 80s, 90s and noughties and listen to some music tailored perfectly to your whisky!

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - 14:00
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £35 per person

Deconstructing the Dram (with Warehouse 3 tasting)

Using all your senses we will take apart the Ardbeg production process and put it back together again. Take the Ardbeg whisky apart dram by dram and play your part in the creation of our unique spirit. Speak to the mashman en route, take a malt sample, take a hydrometer reading and end up in the warehouse for our BIG O – an olfactory quiz which challenges you to guess what aromas lie within our Ardbeg whiskies.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 14.00
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £35 per person

Visitor takes a Visit Tour

The very first time we have asked our visitors to be the Ultimate tour guide and find out how well you really know Ardbeg. Accompanied by one of our guides we challenge you to tell the Ardbeg story – in your own way. It could be technical or creative, short or long, serious or funny. It’s up to you to really discover how much you know Ardbeg whisky.

Wednesdays only -12:30
Duration: As long as it takes
Price: £4 per person

'Bog off' Walk to the Water Source

An opportunity to be at one with nature and take a stroll to the peat bogs at our water source, Airigh nam Beist. Savour the landscape at Ardbeg and discover what lurks beneath the peat moss. Listen to the legends of Ardbeg, cut some peat and enjoy lunch provided by the Old Kiln Café. This tour is informative, but leisurely with a passionate guide. Bring good walking boots/shoes.
If the weather is very unkind we may have to cancel this tour at short notice.

Monday & Friday - 11:00
Duration: 3.5 hours
Price: £35 per person

Sunday Tours - 10:30, 12:00 and 15:30

Visitor centre is open 09:30 - 17:00:

January to March: Monday to Friday
April 1st to April 13th: Monday to Saturday
April 14th to September 30th: 7 days a week
October: Monday to Saturday
November to December: Monday to Friday *closed for two weeks for Christmas and New Year

THE OLD KILN CAFÉ at Ardbeg provides tasty homemade food daily from 10:00 - 16:30

There is no need to book, unless you are a larger group. When the café gets busy in the summer you simply put your name down at the reception desk and wait.

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