Ardbeg is the last of the famous distilleries on the south coast of Islay and, despite the great popularity among whiskey enthusiasts, has had a very troubled history especially in the last thirty years, in which he changed several owners, produced very little distillate or is been closed at different times and for many years. For some years, at the end of the 80s, it was the twin distillery of the neighboring Laphroaig, with whom it also shares the year of its foundation, and the staff shuttled to keep the process running. Founded in 1815 by John MacDougall, it has recently celebrated its two centuries of life with some celebratory bottlings and above all bottles distilled in the '70s are among the most sought after among collectors. Since 1998 the rebirth has started and Ardbeg has one of the most beautiful and well-kept visitor centers, impeccably managed and where it is also possible to eat in a qualitative way.The most phenolic malt in the business, soft pure water from our own water source plus dedication and passion. Making Ardbeg requires a special kind of chemistry – some would say it's a combination of the process itself and the people who make it. And we'd agree.Ardbeg has been called “as close to perfection as makes no difference,” by whisky connoisseurs. Proof then, that Ardbeg truly deserves its incredible reputation. It’s a whisky that’s worshipped around the world. In the past ten years, six different Ardbeg expressions have won prestigious titles including World Whisky of the Year, Scotch Whisky of the Year and World’s Best Single Malt.