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Welcome to 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.

Notice to visitors

For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery.

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Tours of our Distillery
We have a range of tours available. Discover the right one for you.

For Everyone
Lagavulin Distillery


1 hour

Enjoy a tour with a dram from our core range.

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For Connoisseurs
Sensory Tasting Experience


Delve into the character and flavour of our whisky with our exclusive tasting kit.

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For Legends
Warehouse demonstration


Sample the maturation process of our spirit while enjoying a complimentary glass.

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For Veterans
Core Range Tasting


1 hour

A tasting tour that's ideal for distillery veterans.

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Opening Times

January - February

Monday - Saturday

10.15 - 16.00


Monday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00


Monday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00


Monday - Friday

09:15 - 18:00


Saturday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00

June - September

Monday - Friday

09:15  - 18:00


Saturday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00


Monday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00

November - December

Monday - Saturday

10:15 - 16:00


Festive Period

Closed 24th - 26th December 2019

Closed 1st & 2nd January 2020

Lagavulin distillery video

Take a peek at the ins and outs of our working distillery. From the breathtaking views of Lagavulin Bay to our unusual pear shaped stills.

Where to find us

From the Isle of Islay

Lagavulin Distillery

Port Ellen

Isle of Islay

PA42 7DZ

Lagavulin Distillery

Contact us

Tel: 01496 302749


Take a virtual tour
Lagavulin Distillery on Google Maps

Take a tour from the comfort of your home

Though you won't be able to soak up the atmosphere of the place, smell the fresh Islay peat or crisp sea salt, a virtual tour will give you an idea of where you might like to visit, and maybe choose a chair to sit and sip in, before you even arrive.

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Uncover the history behind the liquid.

In 1742 there were at least ten illicit stills at Lagavulin, and it would be another 74 years until local farmer John Johnston founded the first legal distillery, in sight of Dunyvaig Castle. Its name may have changed over the years, but the quiet power of peat and smoke that pervades this masculine malt has not.

A spirit of its own

Islay, the 'Queen of the Hebrides', is probably best known for its peaty, smoky whiskies. Some say they are the best in the whole world. Home to eight working distilleries, Islay definitely has the process of making the stuff down to a fine art. Sláinte!

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