WHERE TO FIND US
From the hidden cove
Caol Ila Distillery
Isle of Islay
Tel: 01496 302769
Join us for a tour and watch the distillers at work, tending to the six copper stills at our distillery, sitting on the North Eastern shores of Islay, with magnificent views across the Sound of Islay to the spectacular Paps of Jura.
10.00 - 16.00
Premium Tasting Tours: 10.30 and 14.00
Please contact the distillery for tour times.
09.00 - 17.00
Uncover the history behind the liquid.
In 1846, Glasgow distillery owner Hector Henderson picked a little bay on the Sound of Islay for his distillery site. He named it for the Sound itself, using the Gaelic Caol Ila, and it was across this sound the little puffer ships made their round trips to the mainland – slowly helping to establish the distillery as the biggest on Islay.