Whisky

There are currently 9 distilleries now on Islay, with a few more opening soon and 1 also on neighbouring Jura, each has their own unique style and flavour. Four of them also offer very good café’s serving drinks, cakes and 3 out of the 4 also serve food too. All of the distilleries offer a variety of tours that run throughout the year, but remember to call or book online in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note not all distilleries allow children under 8 years of age access to the production areas, please check with each Distillery direct to ensure all members of your party are able to take part.

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Ardbeg Distillery, Visitor Centre and Old Kiln Café

Ardbeg - pronounced ard-BEG 

Ardbeg village, on the south-east coast of the island.

Telephone: 01496 302244

Ardnahoe Distillery & Cafe

Ardnahoe - pronounced ard-na-HOE

Close to Port Askaig, on the north-east coast of the island.

Telephone: 01496 840777

Bowmore Distillery

Bowmore - pronounced boh-MOR

In the town of Bowmore, the island's largest settlement on the eastern shore of Loch Indaal.

Telephone: 01496 810441

Bruichladdich Distillery

Bruichladdich - pronounced bruukh-LAD-ee

Bruichladdich village, on the western shore of Loch Indaal.

Telephone: 01496 850190

Bunnahabhain Distillery

Bunnahabhain - pronounced BOO-na-HAV-an

Bunnahabhain Bay, on the north-east coast of the island.

Telephone: 01496 840577

Caol Ila Distillery

Caol Ila - pronounced kull-EE-la

Bunnahabhain Bay, on the north-east coast of the island.

Telephone: 01496 302769

Kilchoman Distillery, Visitor Centre and Cafe

Kilchoman - pronounced kil-KHOH-man

Near the stunning beaches of Machir Bay and Saligo.

Telephone: 01496 850011

Lagavulin Distillery, Malt Mill Bar

Lagavulin - pronounced LAH-ka-Voo-lin

Lagavulin Village, on the south-east coast of the island.

Telephone: 01496 302749

Laphroaig Distillery

Laphroaig - pronounced la-FROYG

Laphroaig village, on the south-east coast of the island.

Telephone: 01496 302418

Jura Distillery

Located on the neighbouring island of Jura.

Telephone: 01496 820385

Why not book a whisky tour with one of the islands taxi companies? 

You could sample as much as you like then without worrying about the drink-drive laws.

Try walking the 3-distillery path connecting Port Ellen with Laphroaig, Lagavulin & Ardbeg.

Or why don't you rent a bicycle or electric bicycle for the trip?