Visit Lagavulin Distillery

Situated at the picturesque Lagavulin Bay, this is an experience not to be missed. Take a tour of the distillery, see our distillers at work and view the unusual pear shaped stills. Peated malt, slow distillation and long maturation together ensure Lagavulin develops a complex, rich, peaty character. Lagavulin is a spirit which likes to take its time.

Nestled on the South of Islay, Scotland’s whisky island, Lagavulin can be found sitting quietly in its small and beautiful bay. As one of Scotland’s most famous whiskies Lagavulin embodies the flavours of the island on which it sits with its rich fruit & smooth smoky flavours complimented by a good dose of Islay peat & crisp sea salt.

Widely known as the Queen of the Hebrides, Islay, has everything you could possibly ask for from a small Scottish island. The landscape and scenery changes dramatically as you journey round the island from the long sand shores of Machir bay to the rugged cliffs of the Oa, the island has plenty of spectacular views and walks to offer those keen on the outdoors. Islay is also home to some of the rarest & most charismatic wildlife in the UK from the hairy highland cows to the soaring sea eagles there is plenty to see on your journey to the distillery.

Once reaching Lagavulin our enthusiastic team in both the visitors centre and the distillery will ensure you are completely clued up on the secrets of our world famous malt before you leave us. If you’ve been round a few distilleries before you reach us then head down to the warehouse and visit the legend himself, Ian McArthur, to hear what really happens whilst our spirit sleeps for 16 years, he’ll show you exactly why time is so important to Lagavulin.

To visit one of Scotland’s most celebrated distilleries either jump on the plane from Glasgow for the quick 20 minute flight or enjoy the scenic drive down to Kennacraig or Oban to take the ferry sailing across. Once you reach Islay things could be much simpler we are a 2 mile walk from the busy village of Port Ellen or if you are staying further afield then there is a local bus service running regularly as well as several taxis to help you journey round the island.

Opening Times

1st  September - 31st October

Monday – Sunday: 9.00 - 17.00
Monday – Friday tours: 9.30, 11.30 and 15.30
Premium Tasting at 13.30
Warehouse Demo at 10.30
Saturday & Sunday Tours: 9.30, 11.30 and 15.30
Premium Tasting at 10.30 & 13.30


1st November – 28th February
 
Monday – Saturday: 10.00 - 16.00
Monday - Friday Tours at 11.30 and 13.30
Warehouse Demo at 10.30
Premium Tasting at 14.30
Saturday: Tours at 10.30 & 13.30
Premium Tastings at 11.30 & 14.30

The Visitors Centre will be closed from the 24th of December to the 5th of January.
 
March

Monday – Sunday: 10.00 – 16.00
Monday – Friday Tours at 11.30 and 13.30
Warehouse Demo at 10.30
Premium Tasting at 14.30
Saturday & Sunday Tours at 10.30 & 13.30
Premium Tastings at 11.30 & 14.30
 
1st April – 31st May


Monday – Sunday: 9.00 - 17.00
Monday – Friday Tours at 9.30, 11.30 and 15.30
Premium Tasting at 13.30
Warehouse Demo at 10.30
Saturday & Sunday Tours at 9.30, 11.30 and 15.30
Premium Tasting at 10.30 & 13.30
 
1st June – 31st August


Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 19.00
Tours at 09.30, 11.30, 14.30, 15.30
Warehouse Demo at 10.30
Premium Tasting at 13.30
Pre-Dinner Tasting at 17.00
Malting to Maturation: Wednesday - 09.30 – 12.30
Saturday & Sunday: 09.00 - 17.00
Tours at 09.30, 11.30, 14.30, 15.30
Premium Tasting at 10.30 and 13.30