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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

From September to October we will be closing the distillery for essential maintenance and therefore we will be unable to run the distillery tours at regular times.

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

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For Everyone
Lagavulin Distillery
Tour

£6

1 hour

Enjoy a tour with a dram from our core range.

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For Chocolate Lovers
Nips and
Nibbles

£7.50-10

Enhance your malt experience with Scotland’s finest chocolates.

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For Connoisseurs
Sensory Tasting Experience

£35

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

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For Legends
Warehouse demonstration

£23

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

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For Veterans
Core Range Tasting
Tour

£15 

1 hour

A tasting tour that's ideal for distillery veterans.

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Opening Times

January

Monday - Saturday

10.00-16.00

February

Monday - Saturday

10.00-16.00

March

Monday - Friday

09.00-17.00

 

Saturday - Sunday

10.00-16.00

April

Monday - Sunday

09.00-17.00

May

Monday - Friday

09.00-18.00

 

Saturday - Sunday

09.00-17.00

June

Monday - Friday

09.00-18.00

 

Saturday - Sunday

09.00-17.00

July

Monday - Friday

09.00-18.00

 

Saturday - Sunday

09.00-17.00

August

Monday - Friday

09.00-18.00

 

Saturday - Sunday

09.00-17.00

September

1st - 11th

Monday - Friday

09.00-18.00

Saturday - Sunday

09.00-17.00

 

12th September - 13th October

Monday - Friday
09.00-17.00

Saturday - Sunday
09.00-17.00

 

October

14th - 31st

Monday - Friday
09.00-17.00

 

Saturday - Sunday
10.00-16.00

November

Monday - Saturday

10.00-16.00

December

Monday - Saturday

10.00-16.00

Where to find us

From the Isle of Islay

Lagavulin Distillery

Port Ellen

Isle of Islay

PA42 7DZ

Contact us

Tel: 01496 302749

Email: lagavulin.distillery@diageo.com

Travel

Located 2 miles from Port Ellen one of Islay’s main sea-ports.

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.

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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THE STORY OF LAGAVULIN

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.

Scotland
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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Events
Feis Isle Festival

May

Come along and enjoy a week long celebration of music and all the wonderful views Islay has to offer.

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