Autumn Tours

AUTUMN 2023 - TOURS AND TASTINGS

THIS SCHEDULE RUNS FROM 2nd SEPTEMBER TO 31ST OCTOBER

 

Visitor Centre open Monday to Sunday for shopping and DIY tastings

Tours and guided tastings available Monday to Saturday

 

It’s advisable to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. If the tour is within the next 48 hours call us on +44 (0) 1496 302244.

 

We are completely closed on:

24th October 2023

 

For details about The Old Kiln Café and Ardstream Trailer click HERE.

CLASSIC PRODUCTION TOUR

TIME: 10.30am or 3pm

Days: Monday to Saturday


£20 per person / lasts around 1 hour 15 mins



A detailed tour looking at the distillation process at the Distillery, including a peek at the steps that makes Ardbeg unique on Islay. On the way you’ll taste three drams from our Core Range (Ardbeg Ten Years Old plus two others chosen by your guide on the day.) Informative, fun and engaging time with a great guide.

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CASK SAMPLES IN WAREHOUSE 3 (AND A RARE DRAM TOO)

TIME: 11am

DAYS: Monday to Friday


£50 per person / lasts 1 hr 15 mins – no under 18s

Take the padlock off the dunnage warehouse and grab a valinch – we’re taking you into the famous Warehouse 3. Surrounded by barrels, butts and barriques you’ll sample some incredible whiskies straight from the cask. Taste and compare how aging in different casks affect maturation. An intimate and atmospheric tasting, visits to Warehouse 3 always fill up in advance. (This experience does not include a tour of the Distillery.)


NOTE: This is a guided tasting, to be enjoyed in the warehouse along with your guide. As such Driver’s Drams are not offered, but drivers can join for a reduced fee and can take away miniature of Ardbeg Ten Years Old.

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WHISKY WISDOM IN THE WEST MALTINGS

TIME:   2PM

DAYS:   Monday to Friday



£75 per person/lasts for 1 hour 30 minutes – no under 18s


Not everything is as it seems. Sometimes it’s good to go back to keep travelling forward.

Join us in the West Maltings to drink some drams of old, watch some movies and sniff some samples! There may be a game or two, too.

If you love Ardbeg, you will love your time in this iconic place. (This experience does not include a tour of the Distillery.)


NOTE: This is a guided tasting, to be enjoyed in the Maltings along with your guide. As such Driver’s Drams are not offered, but drivers can join for a reduced fee and can take away miniature of Ardbeg Ten Years Old.

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SNEAK PEEK AND DRAM IN THE NEW STILL HOUSE*

TIME:   4pm

DAYS:   Monday to Friday



£10 per person / lasts around 30 minutes – no under 18s



Exactly two years and 144 days in the making, we completed our new stillhouse in March 2021 – doubling capacity from two stills to four watch the timelapse video on YouTube). Stand at the panoramic window and drink in the spectacular view - while drinking an equally spectacular dram. The perfect end to the afternoon. 

(This experience does not include a tour of the Distillery.)

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DIY TASTINGS IN A BOX

TIME:   10am to 4.30pm

DAYS:   Monday to Sunday


Come into the Visitor Centre and pick from one of our three tasting flights – we’ll fleetingly talk you through the whiskies then leave you to enjoy them at your leisure. Great if you are on the move, wish an introduction to Ardbeg’s whiskies or if you want to try something a bit special! 



Available on-demand / no booking required.  


See your options below:


  • A dram from each of our Core Range expressions - Ardbeg 5yo Wee Beastie, Ardbeg Ten Years Old, Ardbeg An Oa, Ardbeg Uigeadail and Ardbeg Corryvreckan. (£20)


  • Five drams from our past Limited-Edition expressions – this tasting will change! (£45)



  • Traigh Bhan (19 Years Old) Batch 3, Traigh Bhan Batch 4 and Ardbeg 25 Years Old (£50)


  • The Peaty Path to Maturity showcases how aging affects Ardbeg – includes Ardbeg Very Young, Ardbeg Still Young, Ardbeg Almost There, Ardbeg Renaissance (aka We’ve Arrived) and Ardbeg Ten Years Old (£130)

ROCKTAILS

TIME:   10am to 4.30pm

DAYS:   Monday to Sunday


Did you know Ardbeg is delicious in cocktails? Visit the cocktail corner in the Visitor Centre and enjoy a classic cocktail, or one with a subtle Ardbeggian twist! Try something new…


Available on-demand / no booking required