Ardbeg 10 would continue producing blended sprits for the. Scottish whiskey industry and didn’t particularly care about their own brand name until 1911. When they finally got around to trademarking their name and the distinctive stylistic. “A” that they still use on their branding to this day.
Things were going pretty well for the distillery until about the 1970’s. When the whiskey market crashed and a lot of distilleries started going out of business. The Ardbeg distillery fell on some hard timed and was sold to. Hiram Walker in 1977 — and despite their best efforts. By 1981 the distillery was shuttered and production ceased.
The distillery would be further purchased in 1997 by Glenmorangie. Who embraced the concept of single malt spirits coming from the. Ardbeg distillery and released a series of incrementally. Better single malt spirits that led to the launch of their Ten Years Old brand in the year 2000.