Talk:Ardbeg distillery

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"Ardbeg is one of three working distilleries on the southern coast of the island of Islay. The others are Laphroaig and Lagavulin. " Aren't other distilleries working there such as Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, and McClelland's? Am I missing something?

Well, sort of. The distilleries on the southern part of Islay are:

  • Port Ellen
  • Laphroaig
  • Ardenistiel
  • Ardmore
  • Lagavulin
  • Malt Mill
  • Ardbeg

Bowmore and Bruichladdich are in the middle part of the island. Bunnahabhain and Caol Ila are in the north part. I've never heard of the distilleries Kilchoman and McClelland. I'll change the article. abelson 17:45, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Please sign your posts! abelson 17:45, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Kilchoman hasn't produced any matured whisky yet; it was established in 2005--but it's not in the southern part of Islay. McClelland's is not an Islay distillery. The southernmost (read: on the south coast) distilleries in operation are Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg (so the article is correct). The Port Ellen distillery ceased production when Port Ellen Maltings was established. Ardenistiel, Ardmore and Malt Mill are at least no longer in operation if they are Islay distilleries. tsavola 23:14, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Silly me, all that info was on the Islay whisky page. tsavola 06:31, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

How is it possible the distillery was closed between 1981 - 1997 and yet there is 10y version most available. And what's the "16 years old, though based entirely on 1990 stock." What 1990 stock? Was it not closed? // mika —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.238.69.45 (talk) 12:48, August 24, 2007 (UTC)

Presumably the 16-year old was last bottled in 1990, thus made from spirit made in 1974 and before. The age on the bottle refers to the age at which the whisky was bottled. And the 10 yr old is the most widely available because the other post-reopening malts were limited editions. And the older stuff has largely been sold. Lurker (said · done) 17:41, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Whay has the reference to the Ardbeg Committee been reclassified under "Promotional Acitivites". The Ardbeg Committee is in it's own right an entity and deserves mention in it's own section as consistent with other whisky pages e.g. Friends of Laphroaig" Monkeyonyourback 18:40, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Nanny Hoople????[edit]

Who's this Nanny Hoople? No other references to be found on the Web.AdeMiami 17:00, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Peat Content[edit]

It is stated in the article: "Ardbeg whisky is considered to be amongst the peatiest in the world, and certainly the core expression, Ardbeg 10 Year Old, is the peatiest standard expression from any whisky distillery with phenol content of 24ppm"

However, from the website of the owner of Lagavulin [found at http://www.malts.com/index.php/en_can/Choosing-Whisky/A-simple-guide-to-the-world-of-whisky/Whisky-Jargon/(offset)/1927]: "PPM The abbreviation of Parts Per Million – the scientific measurement for showing the amount of phenols present in a whisky, that have been absorbed from the burning of peat. For example, Lagavulin has 45 PPM, Talisker 35 PPM, Oban 15 PPM, Singleton of Dufftown 2 PPM and Cardhu 0 PPM." - now I'm not sure which expression of Talisker they are referring to, but Lagavulin only has one expression, the 16 year old, making Lagavulin a peatier standard expression than Ardbeg.

Looking at the reference for the "peatiest standard expression...phenol content of 24ppm" all I could find was the 24 ppm, not any claim that Ardbeg 10 is the peatiest standard expression, so I am going to remove this claim from the article, as it is not supported in any way I can see. If anyone has information supporting this claim, they can put it back in with the proper reference.

Ducian (talk) 15:32, 22 October 2010 (UTC)