Producing some of the peatiest whiskies in the world, the Ardbeg distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland. It first began producing whisky back in 1798, before launching commercial production in 1815. The distillery is located in stunning Islay in a beautiful coastal location that showcases the very best of rugged Scotland.
The distillery has also changed hands numerous times over the years – production halted back in 1981 but resumed under Hiram Walker until 1996, when it was bought and reopened fully by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy – the current owner. Back in the 1800s, this famous distillery was producing 300,000 gallons of whisky per year, with 60 employees working on site. Nowadays, it produces 40,000 bottles of whisky every week, with six people working in the distillery and three working in the warehouse.