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Ardbeg and the distillery
Ardbeg is located in Argyll and Bute
OS grid reference NR415464
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  • Kildalton and Oa
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PA42
Dialling code 01496
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55°38′10″N 6°07′37″W / 55.636°N 6.127°W / 55.636; -6.127

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 (5 kilometres) east of Port Ellen and 1 mile (1.5 kilometres) northeast of Lagavulin at the eastern terminus of the A846 road.

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

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

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