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.

Ardbeg Distillery, Visitor Centre and Old Kiln Café

Telephone: 01496 302244

Ardbeg - pronounced ard-BEG 

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

Ardnahoe Distillery & Cafe

Telephone: 01496 840777

Ardnahoe - pronounced ard-na-HOE

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

Bowmore Distillery

Telephone: 01496 810441

Bowmore - pronounced boh-MOR

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

Bruichladdich Distillery

Telephone: 01496 850190

Bruichladdich - pronounced bruukh-LAD-ee

Bruichladdich village, on western shore of Loch Indaal

Bunnahabhain Distillery

Telephone: 01496 840577

Bunnahabhain - pronounced BOO-na-HAV-an

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

Caol Ila Distillery

Telephone: 01496 302769

Caol Ila - pronounced kuul-EE-la

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

Kilchoman Distillery, Visitor Centre and Café

Telephone: 01496 850011

Kilchoman - pronounced kil-KHOH-man

Near the stunning beaches of Machir Bay and Saligo

Lagavulin Distillery & Malt Mill Bar

Telephone: 01496 302749

Lagavulin - pronounced LAH-ka-VOO-lin

Lagavulin village, on the south-east coast of the island

Laphroaig Distillery

Telephone: 01496 302418

Laphroaig - pronounced la-FROYG

Laphroig village, on the south-east coast of the island

Jura Distillery

Telephone: 01496 820385

Located on the Isle of Jura

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?