ARDventure awaits! Ardbeg Smoketrails is a highly collectible series of limited edition whiskies.

Only available from Duty Free and the Distillery Visitor Centre, each edition offers travellers a thrilling way to explore the influence of casks from around the world on the powerful smoky flavour of Ardbeg.

The first in the series – Ardbeg Smoketrails Manzanilla Edition – marries whisky aged in the finest Manzanilla sherry casks and classic Ardbeg American oak casks. The result is a taste adventure that takes in dark chocolate, salty sea spray, Brazil nuts and saddle soap.

Follow that smoketrail!

Here’s where you can buy Ardbeg Smoketrails around the world:

From the 5th October 2022: exclusively in nine UK airports (London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow)

From the 1st November 2022: in person at the Ardbeg Distillery Visitor Centre and in most international airports globally.




Pale Gold


Deep, pungent flavours take to the air, a curious combination of tar, saddle soap, pine resin and Brazil nuts. A very aromatic whisky, with lovely herbal notes and a hint of moist peat bog, while storm-churned sea spray soars overhead. With water, some chocolatey notes appear, along with a touch of engine oil.


A slightly drying mouthfeel, followed by deep, pungent flavours that hurtle across the palate: tar, soot, dark chocolate and a very distinctive nuttiness, like Brazil nuts or hazelnut.



Plumes of fennel and pine billow up, leaving a long, lingering trail of carbolic soap, aniseed and leather.

Other Whiskies

Ardbeg Ten Years Old

Revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all.

Ardbeg Wee Beastie

The latest permanent expression to join the Distillery’s Ultimate Range

Ardbeg An Oa

A welcome new addition to the Ultimate range.


It’s a quirky fact that Islay, with a population of just 3000, has more than 140 Committees. And the biggest one of all? The Ardbeg Committee, with a worldwide membership of over 120,000 and counting.