Distillery Visits 2021

Distilleries – opening and visitor arrangements


Ardnahoe  – Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 5pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. We are running a full program of tours and tastings all bookable on our website. www.ardnahoedistillery.com. The Illicit Still café is open from 10am until 5pm serving tea, barista coffee and fresh home baking. Tables allocated on a first come first served. Lunches served from 12 Noon last orders for food 3.45pm. Bookings for lunch are essential so please call 01496840777.

Ardbeg –  Open Tuesday to Saturday. Visitor centre open 10am to 5pm. Outdoor food to go from the ARDsteam trailer 11am to 3pm and tastings can be arranged Tuesdays to Saturdays but must be booked 24 hours in advance (will be reviewed after end of October). See website for more Be led by someone who nose | Drupal (ardbeg.com). Tel 01496 302244.


Bruichladdich –  The Laddie shop is open. A maximum of 8 people in the shop at a time – one in/one out so no need to book. Shop opening times are Tuesday to Friday 10am to 12.45pm and 13.30pm to 15.30pm. There are no tours at the moment but tastings take place on Tuesdays to Fridays 15.45pm to 16.45pm. Tuesday and Thursday, core range; Wednesday barley range and The Botanist on a Friday. Eight people maximum – please call to book. Tel 01496 850190. Distillery Tours – Bruichladdich Distillery

Bowmore – 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  – Distillery visitor centre shop open Monday to Sunday 10am – 4pm. Warehouse 9 tasting experiences available. Call  01496 840557 for details and to book. Flights of drams can be tasted in the vistor centre shop – no booking needed. 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 info@bunnahabhain.com

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


Kilchoman – Visitor centre shop open Tuesdays to Saturdays. Bookings for lunch or refreshments not essential but advisable.

Classic Tours available 10am and 3pm daily and Warehouse Tasting Tours at 11am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For more details or to book go online Islay Distillery Tours | Whisky Distillery Tours at Kilchoman | Visiting Us (kilchomandistillery.com) .

 Email tours@kilchomandistillery.com or telephone 01495  850011.

Jura – Open from 10-noon and 2-4pm, Monday to Friday. Visitor centre and shop only. No tours or tastings (drivers drams only). Tel 01496 820 385

Laphroaig – Open 10am to 5pm seven days a week (to December 16th). Visitor Centre museum and gift shop is open. There is limited capacity on the Warehouse 1 tasting experience and booking is essential. Please call to book ahead to visit the shop 01496 302418 or email tourbookings@laphroaig.com. www.laphroaig.com

Lagavulin – Shop is open 10-5, 7 days a week in October; 10-4pm Monday to Saturday November to January. Advanced booking is essential for all tours and experiences. All experience bookings (Lagavulin Tasting experience, Warehouse Experience, or Exclusive Experience) can be made direct with the visitor centre team by phoning 01496 302749 or email lagavulin@malts.com

For more details visit website www.lagavulin.com

Lussa Gin, Jura – Open Monday to Friday, 10am until 4.30pm. Booking tours essential (email tours@lussagin.com 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.

(Updated 02.08.2021)

Whisky stills at Ardnahoe Distillery
Wash Back at Ardnahoe Distillery
The spirit safe at Ardnahoe Distillery
Ardbeg Disitllery
Outside the Visitor Centre at Laphroaig Distillery
In the Still room at Ardnahoe Distillery, Islay