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Ardbeg (Scottish Gaelic: An Àird Bheag). is a small settlement on southern coast of the island of Islay off the west coast of Scotland. It is around 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Port Ellen and 1 mile (1.6 km) north-east of Lagavulin at the eastern terminus of the A846 road.

Ardbeg
Ardbeg across bay - Canthusus.JPG
Ardbeg and the distillery
Ardbeg is located in Argyll and Bute
Ardbeg
Ardbeg
Location within Argyll and Bute
OS grid referenceNR415464
Civil parish
  • Kildalton and Oa
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townISLE OF ISLAY
Postcode districtPA42
Dialling code01496
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°38′10″N 6°07′37″W / 55.636°N 6.127°W / 55.636; -6.127Coordinates: 55°38′10″N 6°07′37″W / 55.636°N 6.127°W / 55.636; -6.127

Ardbeg is the site of the Ardbeg distillery which was established in 1815 and produces malt whisky. The village grew up around the distillery[1] and by 1900 was home to over 40 distillery workers[2][3] and had a village school with over 100 pupils.[2] By the end of the 1920s the decline in the village was "noticeable".[4]

The name Ardbeg is an anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic An Àird Bheag, meaning The Small Promontory.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wilson.N (2003) Ardbeg in The Island Whisky Trail pp.32-43, Colour Books Ltd. (available online), retrieved 2015-10-20.
  2. ^ a b Wilson.N op. cit. p.34
  3. ^ History, Ardbeg project. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  4. ^ Wilson.N op. cit. p.38
  5. ^ "Ardbeg". www.ainmean-aite.scot. Retrieved 17 December 2017.

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