Distillery Visits 2021

Distilleries – opening and visitor arrangements

Ardnahoe  – Visitor centre opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 4pm. 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 2.45pm. Tea, barista coffee and fresh home baking available 10am until 3.30pm. To book for lunch call 01496840777.

Ardbeg –  The Ardbeg Distillery Visitor Centre and the outdoor ARDstream trailer are open from MONDAY to FRIDAY. Shop open from 10 to 5. ARDstream from 11 to 3 serving hot food. (up to end of March 2022). No tours currently.

Ardbeg will be doing a food delivery in December so keep an eye on their website and local social media. 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 Saturday 10am – 4pm, 12 – 4pm on Sunday. Warehouse 9 tasting experiences available. Call  01496 840557 for details and to book. Flights of drams can be tasted in the visitor 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 – The visitor centre and shop is open from 10am to 5pm Thursdays until Mondays (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and the café is open the same days but 11am to 5pm

Every weekend (from November 20 up to Christmas) Kilchoman will host a Christmas fair bringing together a changing selection of local retailers, arts and crafts. The distillery shop and café will close after the last craft fair on December 19 and will remain closed until February 2022.

Classic Tours available 10am and 3pm on days the distillery is open. 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 01496  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 Wednesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Visitor Centre museum and gift shop is open. The shop will close at 12.30pm on Friday December 17th and open only on the 29th, 30th and 31st of December between 10am and 4pm. It reopens on Monday January 10th.

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 10-4pm 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 – 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 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 11.11.2021)

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