Lagavulin is said to be one of the oldest distilleries on Islay and is world-renowned for its smoky, peaty whiskies. Discover our working distillery and book your tour today to learn all about our grain-to-glass process, the unusual pear shaped stills and views of Lagavulin Bay. 

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

Lagavulin Classic Tour

This comprehensive experience comprises of a guided tour, a three-dram tutored tasting, including a sample of our distillery exclusive bottling.

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Lagavulin Distillery Exclusive Experience

Your experience includes a visit to our iconic still house to learn about the history of Lagavulin before a tutored tasting within the Mackie Lounge of new make spirit and 5 whiskies which showcase the character of Lagavulin. To conclude this outstanding experience, you will hand-fill a 20cl bottle of a single cask whisky.

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Lagavulin Warehouse Experience

Join lain McArthur (our resident warehouseman and Lagavulin legend) or one of our equally talented brand home guides for a fantastic cask tasting session. This is an experience like no other and not to be missed. Your host will keep you entertained with witty stories and Islay charm whilst you enjoy exclusive samples of Lagavulin.

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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.



Lagavulin Distillery,
Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, PA42 7DZ, UK


T | 01496 302749
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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.
Mar | Mon – Sun | 10:00 – 17:00
Apr – Sep | Mon – Fri | 10:00 – 17:30
Apr – Sep | Sat & Sun | 10:00 – 17:00
Oct | Mon – Sun | 10:00 – 17:00
Nov - Feb | Mon – Sat | 10:00 – 16:00


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 our visitors the confidence to visit our distillery and enjoy the experience. To help plan your visit, we’ve included an overview of our facilities and what to expect. 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.


We’re delighted to have been awarded the UK’s highest eco-tourism award at Lagavulin. Both our visitor experience and our distillery were recognised by the prestigious gold certification from Green Tourism for our sustainable practices.