Distillery Visits 2022

(Updated 05-08-2022)

Ardnahoe  – Visitor centre opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 5pm. For information and to book tours and tastings see the website on www.ardnahoedistillery.com.

The Illicit Still café is open on those days and lunch is served 12noon until 3.45pm. Tea, barista coffee, fresh home baking and drams are served in the cafe from 10 am till 4:30 each day. Tel 01496840777.


Visitor centre and shop open  Tuesday to Saturday 9.30 to 5pm from Tuesday 5th April to end of October

Tours and Tastings – Choose from a wide range of experiences –there’s something for everyone! https://www.ardbeg.com/en-gb/visit-us

Food and drink – Situated outside in the courtyard, the ARDstream trailer serves a relaxed menu to eat onsite or on the go.  Picnic tables and umbrellas, tastings and takeaways are all available to enjoy (hopefully) in the sunshine.  Opening hours (April 5 to end of October) are: Tuesday to Saturday
10am to 12noon:            Hot/cold drinks and home baking
12noon to 4pm:            Delicious griddled meats, homemade soups, sandwiches, toasties and other light bites. (Vegetarian options are available)

No need to book but do let them know if you are a big party (eg a group of 12 or more).  Please email [email protected] to let us know.Tel 01496 302244 for any further information


Bruichladdich –  The Laddie shop is open seven days a week from 11:00 am to 5:00pm offering a variety of distillery tours and experiences for both Bruichladdich and Botanist Gin. For more details and to book online go to the website here Distillery Tours – Bruichladdich Distillery. For further information call 01496 850190

Bowmore – The distillery shop is open from Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm – please book ahead for a shop visit. We also have limited capacity on our Art of Time Whisky and Chocolate tasting and our Vaults Secrets Warehouse Tasting and bookings are essential. To check availability and book please visit https://www.bowmore.com/experiences or alternatively call us on 01496810441.

Bunnahabhain  – Bunnahabhain Visitor Centres opening hrs will be 10am until 5pm Monday-Sunday from April 1 to October 31. Warehouse 9 tasting experiences available. Call  01496 840557 for details and to book. Flights of drams can be tasted in the visitor centre shop – booking required. Virtual tasting experiences available (UK only) Find and book your tasting experience at https://bunnahabhain.digitickets.co.uk/tickets.

Any questions or to arrange a tasting for a group or club, please email Billy and the team on [email protected]

Caol Ila – Currently closed due to construction works. Caol Ila can be sampled at Lagavulin

[email protected]

Deer Island Rum – Rum distillery in Craighouse, Jura. Open every Monday Weds Thurs Fri Sat 11am-3pm.

Kilchoman –  The Visitor Centre, Shop & Café is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and on Sunday 10am to 5pm. It will be closed on Saturdays. Distillery Tours are available throughout the day, please check our website for full details and to book.  The whisky tasting bar is open all day – no booking required.  Café open 11:00 – 16.00 with last orders for lunch at 15.30. Booking advisable high season. Website: www.kilchomandistillery.com Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01496 850 011


Jura – Open from 10-noon and 2-4pm, Monday to Friday. Visitor centre and shop only. We are hoping to recommence tours from March, please contact us on 01496 820 385 for further details or email us at [email protected]

Laphroaig – Open 10am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (closed Wednesday). There is limited capacity on the Warehouse 1 tasting experience and booking is essential. Please call to book ahead to visit the shop on our website, by calling 01496 302418 or email [email protected]. www.laphroaig.com

Lagavulin – From April – September the distillery is open to the public from 10.00 -5.30pm (Monday to Friday). 10.00 – 5.00pm (Saturday & Sunday)  All experience bookings can be made on  www.lagavulin.com .  Our Maltmill bar is open daily from 10am – last orders 4.30pm (Monday – Friday) and 4.00pm (Saturday & Sunday). For all other enquiries please telephone 01496302749.

Lussa Gin, Jura – There are no official tours just now, but visitors are welcome to come to the distillery any time Monday to Friday from 10am until 4.30pm.

(email [email protected] or call 01496 820196).

Nerabus Gin – Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm at Islay House Square, Bridgend, for tastings, purchases and meet the makers.

Telephone 01496 810111

Lady Filling whisky bottle
Four friends smiling
Bottles of whisky
Two people the Still room at Ardnahoe Distillery, Islay
Wash Back at Ardnahoe Distillery
The spirit safe at Ardnahoe Distillery
Whisky stills at Ardnahoe Distillery
Ardbeg Disitllery
Outside the Visitor Centre at Laphroaig Distillery