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Caol Ila Cask Strength Experience

A short tour of our distillery followed by a tutored nosing and tasting in our old cooperage. You will enjoy some of our Cask Strength expressions, including distillery only releases and some straight from the cask.

A short tour of our distillery followed by a tutored nosing and tasting in our old cooperage. You will enjoy some of our Cask Strength expressions, including distillery only releases and some straight from the cask.


Includes three single cask expressions and two of our exclusive bottlings.



This tasting focuses on the maturation of our great spirit as well as the exploring the history and heritage of Islay’s hidden gem.


A complimentary glass and £5 discount voucher redeemable against a 70cl Single Malt Whisky (exceptions apply).

Opening Times

November - Febuary

Monday - Saturday

10:15– 16:00

March - 18th April

Monday - Sunday

10:15 - 17:00




19th April – October

Monday - Sunday

10:15 - 17:30



BookingBook your Cask Strength Experience Tour Ticket


1.5 Hours

We are currently working on our online booking system, so you’ll soon be able to book tickets for our distillery tours online. To book your tour, call or email us now. Tel: 01496 302769

Further Information

Booking for tours is advisable and tastings are to be booked an hour in advance.


There will be a different tour and tasting programmes during the Feis Ile (24th May – 1st June) and these will be advertised separately.


As Caol Ila is a working distillery it is possible we may have to cancel tours due to unavoidable maintenance breaks. We advise that you always contact the distillery or check our website before your visit to avoid disappointment.

Our scheduled maintenance period is usually towards the end of September into October (actual dates will be available closer to the time).  During that time, we cannot offer tours around the distillery, but tastings will be available.

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

Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.

We will make reasonable adjustments to the distillery visitor tour that we offer at each visitor centre to ensure that disabled persons including those with guide dogs or other assistance dogs have a positive visitor experience and, above all else, remain safe.

The unique layout of each distillery location and visitor centre means that the reasonable adjustments we make at each distillery may vary.

If you are a guide dog assisted person we ask you to book your visit in advance highlighting your specific requirements so that we can endeavour to deliver a positive visitor experience.

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

For scenic admirers
Classic Distillery Tour


1 hour

A journey through the whisky-making process whilst enjoying panoramic views of the Paps of Jura from from our magnificant still house

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For chocolate lovers
Whisky and Chocolate Pairing


1 hour

Sit back, relax and enjoy a verity of our exceptional whiskies served with a selection of luxurious chocolates crafted by the award winning Highland Chocolatier.

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