Visit Islay's Whisky Distilleries
Known as the ‘whisky Isle’ a visit to Islay’s whisky Distilleries is definitely worth including in those holiday plans. With 9 Islay whisky distilleries to choose from, and another just a short ferry ride away on the neighbouring Isle of Jura, there is plenty of choice.
So, what can you expect from a visit to Islay’s Distilleries?
Well, just as each malt whisky has its own unique character and personality, the same is true of each distillery. Aside from the whisky, each of Islay’s Distilleries are situated in stunning locations and corners of the island, each offering their own magical views of Islay. They have you covered too, as most of the distilleries now serve delicious food and refreshments. Enjoy the Visitor Centre shopping experiences and soon be you will be taking home some beautiful pieces from your trip.
Islay and Jura Distillery Opening Times Winter 2023/2024
Ardnahoe Distillery is a five minute drive along the road from Persabus.
Ardnahoe is latest of Islay’s whisky distilleries to open, but with a couple more whisky distilleries in the planning and building stages, there will be more to come!
In the winter months Ardnahoe Distillery will be open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am until 4pm. All tours and tastings are available to book online. Tours run daily at 10am and 2pm. Do book Distillery tours or tastings in advance of your trip to Islay. For information and to book tours and tastings see the website
With a fantastic restaurant and bar, offering panoramic views across the Sound of Islay to the wilderness of Jura’s west coast, it is definitely worth popping by. The Illicit Still café and bar is open Tuesday to Saturday, with light lunches served from 12 noon until 2.30pm (booking advisable) tel: 01496 840777
For information and to book tours and tastings or experiences such as the Whisky Journey Through Scotland; Blending Experience or First Steps in Whisky, or to experience a whisky and cheese pairing or a whisky and food paring please see the website on www.ardnahoedistillery.com.
To contact the café call 10496 840777.
On Saturday November 11 there will be a Christmas shopping event at Ardnahoe Distillery 2pm to 6pmContact Us