Ardbeg distillery, which was established in 1815, is situated close to the village of Port Ellen. It is from the Port Ellen Maltings that the distillery buys the malted barley that is reckoned to be the most peat-smoked in Scotland.
Up until 1959 the McDougall family operated the distillery. Then the Ardbeg Distillery Limited was formed. In 1977 the company was taken over by Hiram Walker & Company who in turn were taken over by Allied Distillers. The distillery was mothballed in 1981 and remained silent until 1989 when it went back into limited production. In 1997 the distillery was sold to Glenmorange P.L.C. who have invested heavily in the infrastructure.
Just what you would expect, smoky, peaty, briney, sea weedy.
A powerful dram not for the faint hearted.
The unique and alluring nature of Single Cask releases means we cannot bring you the same delightful elixirs again and again – once the whisky is gone, it’s gone for good. The expressions live as a fragment of the past, never to be repeated.
We invite you to delve into our whisky archives. Explore past releases and bask in amber nostalgia, accompanied with distillery history and tasting notes from Mr. Hart himself.
Hart Brothers can trace their origins in the licensed trade back to the late 19th century when the family were licensed victuallers and publicans in Paisley, the mill town on the outskirts of Glasgow. It was not until 1964 that brothers Iain & Donald Hart incorporated the company as Wine & Spirit Wholesalers and Scotch Whisky Blenders.
Alistair Hart joined the company in 1975 and it was his responsibility as chief blender to source vintage casks of single malt whisky that were not readily available through any specialist whisky shop or online whisky site. Today, we continue to secure special and rare malt and grain whiskies that are further matured and only selected for single cask bottling after careful tasting and consideration.
We always pride ourselves on continuing the spirit of excellence by offering some of the finest single malt scotch whisky available through our selected distributors overseas.
We make sure our customers can best share with us the single malt scotch whisky experience which is why we add nothing to the malt whisky other than the purest water. Today, we pride ourselves on continuing the spirit of excellence by offering some of the finest single malt scotch whisky available through our selected distributors overseas.
Hart Brothers Limited, 3 Peel Park Place, College Milton, East Kilbride G74 5LW, Scotland
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