On Sunday 28th of May, the distillery will close at 12.30, with no tours or tastings available that afternoon – this is to allow us to prepare for our Festival day on Monday the 29th of May. Apologies for any inconvenience
Caol Ila Distillery Tour
£6 – 1 Hour
Includes a guided tour of the whisky making process where you will enjoy panoramic views of the Paps of Jura from our magnificent stillhouse. After your distillery tour you will be taken to the old cooperage where you will get the chance to sample a couple of expressions of our fine malt. A complimentary glass and a voucher for £5.00 off the purchase of selected 70cl bottles of single malt whisky is also included.
Premium Tasting & Tour*
£23 – 1.5 Hours
This experience includes an express tour of our distillery followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of our more limited expressions, including distillery only releases. The tasting is hosted in our old cooperage which is full of character – the perfect place to enjoy your favourite Caol Ila. We also throw in a complimentary glass and a voucher for £5.00 off the purchase of selected 70cl bottles of single malt whisky is also included.
Whisky & Chocolate Pairing*
£23 – 1 Hour
This experience is a tutored nosing and tasting. You will sample five expressions of Caol Ila. Four whiskies will be matched beautifully with a selection of artisan chocolate s. You will also have the opportunity to taste our exclusive unpeated edition. A complimentary glass and a voucher for £5.00 off the purchase of selected 70cl bottles of single malt whisky is also included. Please note: this tasting does not include a tour of the distillery
Cask Strength Experience†
£23 – 1.5 Hours
This experience includes an short tour of our distillery followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of some of our Cask Strength expressions, including distillery only releases and some straight from the cask. The tasting will be hosted in our old cooperage. A complimentary glass and a voucher for £5.00 off the purchase of selected 70cl bottles of single malt whisky is also included.
* Only available March to October
† Only available April to December
Booking for tours is advisable and Tastings are to be booked an hour in advance.
It is envisaged that in March 2017, we will have a new look website which will incorporate an online booking facility for Tours and Tastings
There will be a different Tour and Tasting Programme during the Feis Ile (26th May – 3rd June) and these will be advertised separately.
Don’t forget if you are a Friend of the Classic Malts to bring your journal as your tour is free.
As Caol Ila is a working distillery it is possible we may have to cancel tours due to unavoidable maintenance breaks. We advise that you always contact the distillery or check our website before your visit to avoid disappointment.
Our scheduled maintenance period is usually towards the end of September into October (actual dates will be available closer to the time). During that time, we cannot offer tours around the distillery, but tastings will be available.
For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery.
Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.
We will make reasonable adjustments to the distillery visitor tour that we offer at each visitor centre to ensure that disabled persons including those with guide dogs or other assistance dogs have a positive visitor experience and, above all else, remain safe.
The unique layout of each distillery location and visitor centre means that the reasonable adjustments we make at each distillery may vary.
If you are a guide dog assisted person we ask you to book your visit in advance highlighting your specific requirements so that we can endeavour to deliver a positive visitor experience.