Subject: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: June 09 2007 @ 04:56 pm
By: ron

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Name: Ardbeg Distillery
Established: 1815
Current owner: Glenmorangie Plc
Location: East-coast nr Port Ellen
Website: www.ardbeg.com



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Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: September 05 2007 @ 08:20 pm
By: gerardhorstman

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I don't know the exact goal of this topic but if it is just to express your feelings or want to say anything in relation to Ardbeg I give it a shot.

Ardbeg for me is love, loving the peat. I am a walking advertisement for them with my black jacket as well as sweeter which are great even if they did not have their name on it. I wear them very frequently.
Every visit we eat at the great restaurant " Old Kiln Cafe". If you don't know it give it a try. The food is great and what to say about the atmosphere....eating at Ardbeg ...........
But of course the biggest attraction is the spirit. Razz


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: September 05 2007 @ 09:21 pm
By: ron

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Quote by: gerardhorstman

I don't know the exact goal of this topic but if it is just to express your feelings or want to say anything in relation to Ardbeg I give it a shot.



That's the right shot Gerard, everything related to Ardbeg can be posted here and yes they do know how to make a fine malt Wink

I have been to the Old Kiln and it was great and the tour from Jackie was great as well. Gordon is also an Ardbeg enthusiast and not only for the malt, it's also his favorite place on Islay Big Grin


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: September 06 2007 @ 06:26 pm
By: TVAS

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Quote by: gerardhorstman


Ardbeg for me is love, loving the peat. I am a walking advertisement for them with my black jacket as well as sweeter



Great, this is what I like. Smile


Old 10 (not ten) years old bottlings.

Posted on: September 26 2007 @ 09:44 pm
By: jeanmarcd

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I have read several times that clear glass bottlings were much better than the green glass bottlings. And I did not really believe it Question

I bought a "green" bottling in june 1989 and really did not think it was a masterpiece : peaty, but not very subtle. Maybe a "Hiram walker" bottling.

Last sunday, I had the opportunity to taste a nip of the "clear glass" bottling : very enjoyable, peaty without being aggresssive, much more in the style of newxArdbeg bottlings (even if the older Ardbeg where bottled at 40ABV).

has anybody else tested both versions ?


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: January 02 2008 @ 10:55 pm
By: omaha+dellrod

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Both are excellent and the color of the glass makes not difference - its what's inside and with Ardbeg its always wonderful - I have eight in my collection and I love them all!


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: March 03 2008 @ 11:39 pm
By: yAnja

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...Ahh The Old Kiln...
The first thing that hit me it's the smell of Peat Smoke still alive inside... And i can't forget it!
I bought the tiny metal box with peat cones for special occasion at home...
We tried "10YearsOld","Uigeadail" and "Airigh Nam Beist" and it's really great all!

I also think that the bottles of Ardbeg have one of the most beatiful label on market...


Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: March 21 2008 @ 05:54 pm
By: ISLAYonSPEY

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Quote by: yAnja

...Ahh The Old Kiln...
The first thing that hit me it's the smell of Peat Smoke still alive inside... And i can't forget it!
I bought the tiny metal box with peat cones for special occasion at home...
We tried "10YearsOld","Uigeadail" and "Airigh Nam Beist" and it's really great all!

I also think that the bottles of Ardbeg have one of the most beatiful label on market...



Hi Anja,
Having been to Islay and Ardbeg 6 times now in 8 years, there are no words to discribe the exitement I feel every time I see the 3 pagodas.
However if I can't get to Islay I can always look at my Ardbeg collection in our dining room.
Slainté René

PS I'm embarrassed that I havnt logged into the Islay blog for a long time.


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: March 21 2008 @ 07:40 pm
By: yAnja

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Quote by: ISLAYonSPEY

Quote by: yAnja

...Ahh The Old Kiln...
The first thing that hit me it's the smell of Peat Smoke still alive inside... And i can't forget it!
I bought the tiny metal box with peat cones for special occasion at home...
We tried "10YearsOld","Uigeadail" and "Airigh Nam Beist" and it's really great all!

I also think that the bottles of Ardbeg have one of the most beatiful label on market...



Hi Anja,
Having been to Islay and Ardbeg 6 times now in 8 years, there are no words to discribe the exitement I feel every time I see the 3 pagodas.
However if I can't get to Islay I can always look at my Ardbeg collection in our dining room.
Slainté René

PS I'm embarrassed that I havnt logged into the Islay blog for a long time.



Hi! Cool
How many and wich bottle you have?
For the moment, of Ardbeg i have only a shot glass gifted me by my host Hamish Scott during the last year holiday (he it's a former employ...) a tasting glass bought there and the peat cones in the tiny box...Too few... Neutral


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: March 21 2008 @ 08:27 pm
By: ISLAYonSPEY

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Quote by: yAnja

Quote by: ISLAYonSPEY

Quote by: yAnja

...Ahh The Old Kiln...
The first thing that hit me it's the smell of Peat Smoke still alive inside... And i can't forget it!
I bought the tiny metal box with peat cones for special occasion at home...
We tried "10YearsOld","Uigeadail" and "Airigh Nam Beist" and it's really great all!

I also think that the bottles of Ardbeg have one of the most beatiful label on market...



Hi Anja,
Having been to Islay and Ardbeg 6 times now in 8 years, there are no words to discribe the exitement I feel every time I see the 3 pagodas.
However if I can't get to Islay I can always look at my Ardbeg collection in our dining room.
Slainté René

PS I'm embarrassed that I havnt logged into the Islay blog for a long time.



Hi! Cool
How many and wich bottle you have?
For the moment, of Ardbeg i have only a shot glass gifted me by my host Hamish Scott during the last year holiday (he it's a former employ...) a tasting glass bought there and the peat cones in the tiny box...Too few... Neutral



I got 20+ bottles all different and other items as glasses etc. That took me 7 years go get, so its up to you to start and enjoy the greatest whisky in the world. Slainté René


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: March 26 2008 @ 10:48 pm
By: yAnja

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I got 20+ bottles all different and other items as glasses etc. That took me 7 years go get, so its up to you to start and enjoy the greatest whisky in the world. Slainté René



On the Last Saturday i finally bought in a retailer store My First Bottle of Ardbeg 10YearsOld...What Emotions Big Grin !
...And what pleasure taste it also at home...It's not Islay itself, but a good place anyway! Mr. Green


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: March 27 2008 @ 10:21 am
By: ron

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Well done Rudy. Close your eyes when you take a zip and back you are (on Islay that is) Wink


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: March 29 2008 @ 11:51 am
By: yAnja

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Quote by: ron

Well done Rudy. Close your eyes when you take a zip and back you are (on Islay that is) Wink



...Oohh, it's so wonder!
Yesterday evening i watch again the DVD of Mr.Yates with my parents, and they also enjoy very much it...

Today after lunch a wee drum of Ardbeg in its tasting glass wait me and the memories of Islay rise again powerfully... Big Grin


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: March 30 2008 @ 01:26 pm
By: yAnja

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...Unluckly i enjoy my wee dram only on Sunday, 'cause yesterday i must run out from house to not late at rugby match in my city, that anyway when arrived at destination, i discover was moved later... Frown


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: March 30 2008 @ 01:34 pm
By: ron

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Quote by: yAnja[plate at rugby match in my city[/p]



Is that "you play" rugby or "you watch" rugby Rolling Eyes


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: March 30 2008 @ 01:43 pm
By: yAnja

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Off Topic:
Play?Not at all, only watching. The Padua team it's "Petrarca Rugby" and play in Super10 of Italy, we also have another team in Padua "CUS" that play in A serie.
In Veneto there are a lot of rugby team. Think, of Italy national players, 5 are from Veneto. Yesterday it's a classic match between two Veneto team Padua (as i said) and Rovigo (my city of birth).

In Topic:
...Mmh, i have an idea! 'Cause yesterday at 18.30 and later it's a bit windy and cold i colud carry with me, a part some hot tea and sandwich, a hipflask of Ardbeg or Laphroaig. More British style and clima! Mr. Green


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: March 30 2008 @ 01:57 pm
By: yAnja

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My Avatar picture was taken on Our Sunday visit at Ardbeg lat year.
Was taken in The Old Kiln Cafè, and represent the only bottle of Ardbeg "Mor" remained at Distillery, that's the No. 1 bottle.
It's really impressive to see a bottle of 4,5 litres bottle of a wonderful malt...
Rolling Eyes


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: June 06 2008 @ 07:37 pm
By: Spirit+of+Islay

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This afternoon i've been sitting enjoying this years releases from Ardbeg......
The Beist (2008 Edition) - Well into it's 17th year now , makes me think of the old 1975 O.B. , beautiful Ardbeg-dine !
The Corryvreckan - Definitely the most complex Ardbeg i've had the pleasure to Dram , every tasting finds something new !
The Renaissance - WOW! pure Caskstrength Beg , this is so moreish , i think i've got a dodgy Cork.......it keeps coming out......
Just Eight weeks till i return to the Old Kiln
Slainte
Gordon


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: June 07 2008 @ 02:20 pm
By: yAnja

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Quote by: Spirit+of+Islay

This afternoon i've been sitting enjoying this years releases from Ardbeg......
The Beist (2008 Edition) - Well into it's 17th year now , makes me think of the old 1975 O.B. , beautiful Ardbeg-dine !
The Corryvreckan - Definitely the most complex Ardbeg i've had the pleasure to Dram , every tasting finds something new !
The Renaissance - WOW! pure Caskstrength Beg , this is so moreish , i think i've got a dodgy Cork.......it keeps coming out......
Just Eight weeks till i return to the Old Kiln
Slainte
Gordon



What a Luck! Both!
Tasting so much kind of Ardbeg and going to Islay in the next days...

Yesterday evening i taste at my preferred pub a good dram of Quarter Cask Laphroaig, the first from a new bottle open at my request...It's so goooood... But if i can choose, there's nothing better that tasting a Great Malt in its distillery...
Drink a dram for me Big Grin


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: June 21 2008 @ 07:17 pm
By: bgulien

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You are so right.
Just came back from Islay.
I had the fortune (thanks to some friendly CalMac people) to get an early sailing.
I arrived in Port Ellen and steamed right ahead to the Ardbeg open day (31st)
What a setting: Sitting with a Renaissance and a plate of oysters at the back of the Old Kiln cafe.
The best start of any holiday I've ever had.


Re: Ardbeg Distillery

Posted on: June 22 2008 @ 10:55 am
By: yAnja

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Quote by: bgulien

You are so right.
Just came back from Islay.
I had the fortune (thanks to some friendly CalMac people) to get an early sailing.
I arrived in Port Ellen and steamed right ahead to the Ardbeg open day (31st)
What a setting: Sitting with a Renaissance and a plate of oysters at the back of the Old Kiln cafe.
The best start of any holiday I've ever had.



Wonder!
I desire to taste an Islay Malt with oyster...I think a day i'll try at home.It's not the same thing, but even better nothing Mr. Green


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