Pronounced 'Cull-Eela', the distillery is situated on the North-Eastern shores of Islay with magnificent views across the Sound of Islay to the spectacular Paps of Jura. You can book a tour online with us and follow us on Facebook to discover the stories of Caol Ila.

Advanced booking for tours and experiences is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

If you plan on visiting us with your dog, please view our full policy here.


Tour Options

Flavour Journey Tour

Our signature tour at Caol Ila, Flavour Journey is a full-sensory, immersive experience. Includes a distillery tour followed by a guided tasting of 3 drams and a wee cocktail, served in our bar with views of the Paps of Jura.

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Spirit of Smoke: Cask Draw & Tasting

An unmissable adventure for whisky lovers, the Spirit of Smoke is a truly special experience where you’ll sample five unique cask-strength Caol Ila expressions that are available only at the distillery. Held in our Maturation Warehouse.

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The Whisky Gift Card

Give the gift of whisky. The Whisky Gift Card lets your loved ones shop all of the top whiskies and merchandise at our visitor experiences in Scotland including Johnnie Walker Princes Street, Talisker, Lagavulin, Singleton and more. Available to purchase at the retail area at the distillery now. View full terms and conditions and visit your nearest distillery to purchase yours.


Shopping At Caol Ila

Enjoy the opportunity to purchase a rare and personalised memento from your visit to Caol Ila by bottling your own whisky and engraving with your chosen message. Discover distillery exclusives, clothing & accessories.

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Visit the bar at Caol Ila

Sip a dram or cocktail and indulge in a delicious tasting platter. Visit the brand-new bar at Caol Ila to discover your perfect serve.

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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig
Isle of Islay, PA46 7RL, UK


T | 01496 302769
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Please note that during winter the distillery may
have to close at short notice due to weather conditions.
Please check our Google listing for up to date information
before you visit us.

Bar opens at 10am. Last orders 4.15pm (45 minutes before close).

Jan - Feb | Mon - Sat | 10:00 - 17:00
Mar - Oct | Mon - Sun | 10:00 - 17:00
Nov - Dec | Mon - Sat | 10:00 - 17:00

Caol Ila

Our Responsibility


Advanced booking for all tours and experiences is advised to avoid disappointment. To help keep everyone safe please check the latest Scottish Government guidelines before you visit.


We’re pleased to have consulted Euan’s guide to ensure that we provide disabled access information upfront to give all visitors the confidence to visit the distillery and enjoy the experience. To help plan your visit, we’ve included an overview of our facilities. Please do let us know if you have any specific requirements at the time of your booking and a member of staff will be in touch.