Meet some of the characters that give Ardbeg its own singularly unique character.
DISTILLERY MANAGER & CHAIRMAN OF THE ARDBEG COMMITTEE
The 20th manager to take the reins at Ardbeg and genuine Ileach. Well-deserved winner of Icons of Whisky Global Distillery Manager of the Year 2014.
DISTILLERY VISITOR CENTRE MANAGER
Used to present the Saturday football results on a Highland radio station. Very deserving recipient of the Global Icon Visitor Centre Manager of the Year Award, World Whisky Awards 2013.
Spent 10 years in the Royal Navy. In winter months, can often be found on the hills deer stalking.
Constructs a massive Ardbeg ‘sculpture’ every Ardbeg Day – from Cuban missile to Celtic Bull.
Loves anything with 2 wheels and writing poetry.
Ardbeg born and bred (when Ardbeg was still a village). Once saw Elvis Presley climbing a tree outside a bar in Germany.
Dr Bill Lumsden
HEAD OF DISTILLING & WHISKY CREATION
Fantasy dinner party companions would be Valentino, Charles Luciano, Charlies Darwin (Bill’s scientific hero), Michael Jackson or Prince and Kim Novac.
OUR FAMOUS CANINE MASCOT
The peatiest nose on Islay.