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Feis Ile at Lagavulin Distillery

Lagavulin welcomes you to enjoy a week of whisky tastings, music and amazing experiences. Please click the Book Tour button and you will be taken through our online booking system.

Notice to Visitors

We are currently working hard on our 2020 Feis Ile programme, please check here for more information in the Spring.

Port Ellen Maltings Tours

Time: 11.00, 11.20, 11.40, 12.00, 12.20, 12.40, 13.00, 13.20, 13.40, 14,00, & 14.20

Duration: 1h / £20

Friday 24th May

Join us for a tour of Port Ellen Maltings hosted by one of our knowledgeable operators.

GoT Event

Time: 19.00 / £45

Duration: 2.5h

Friday 24th May

Join our brand ambassadors for an evening of all things Westeros. Try each of the 8 legendary whiskies chosen to represent the great houses of Westeros and find your favourite. Celebrate this amazing partnership with a cocktail or two after the tutored tasting.

Manager's Masterclass

Time: 10.00, 12.30, 15.00

Duration: 1.5h / £50

Saturday 25th May

Kick off your Feis 2019 experience with a Lagavulin tasting hosted by our Distillery manager, Colin Gordon. You'll find Colin enjoys a good blether so be prepared with any burning question you've always wanted to ask about Lagavulin. This is very much an interactive session where Colin will be looking for you to share your tasting notes and thoughts on Lagavulin.

Lagavulin Warehouse Experience

Time: 10.00, 11.30, 13.30 & 15.00

Duration: 1h / £30

Saturday 25th May

Join Ian McArthur, our resident warehouseman and Lagavulin legend for a fantastic cask tasting session. This is an experience like no other and not to be missed, Iain entertains the audience with his witty stories and Islay charm.

What makes Lagavulin exhibition

Time: 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00 & 15.30

Duration: 1h / £30

Saturday 25th May

Join our team of whisky specialist for booth style session in warehouse number 3. There will be four booths focusing on different aspect of Lagavulin, firstly you'll be taken through the history of Lagavulin, followed by the science of malting, then its time to discuss the secrets of the site production process, you'll conclude your experience with a tasting whilst learning about the art and impact of maturation. This is the ideal opportunity to get some face time with the experts who are responsible ensuring Lagavulin continues one of the most desired single malts.

Lagavulin Hand Fill Experience

Time: 10.30, 11.30, 13.30, 14.30 & 15.30

Duration: 45min / £190

Saturday 25th May

NEW FOR 2019 - For the first time you will have the opportunity to hand fill at Lagavulin.

Donald Colville, Lagavulin Ambassadors hosting this experience which includes tasting and hand filling 3 single cask 20cl bottles of Lagavulin, these casks have been specially selected to represent three different styles of Lagavulin, each with its own unique story and flavour profile. This is a truly unique offering for those looking for a bucket list experience whilst visiting this iconic Distillery.

Boat Trip

Time: 10.00, 10.45, 11.30, 12.15, 13.00, 13.45, 14.30, 15.15

Duration: 45min / £190

Saturday 25th May

A boat trip and a dram of Lagavulin in hand... is there a better way to spend your time? Sit back, relax and enjoy a dram whilst experiencing our outstanding distillery views from the sea.

 

Maturation Masterclass

Time: 11.00

Duration: 2.5h/ £250

Wednesday 29th & Friday 31st

NEW FOR 2019 - For the first time you will have the opportunity to hand fill at Lagavulin. This extensive experience includes tasting and hand filling 3 single cask 20cl bottles of Lagavulin, these casks have been specially selected to represent three very different styles of Lagavulin, each with its own unique story and flavour profile. You will also taste new make and a vintage Lagavulin to demonstrate the effects of wood interaction and the art of maturation. You'll also tour the distillery and visit the warehouse as part of this experience. This is a truly unique offering for those looking for a bucket list experience whilst visiting Lagavulin.

Distillery Tour

Time: 9.30, 12.30 & 15.30

Duration:

Monday 27th - Friday 31st

Situated at the scenic Lagavulin Bay, see our distillers at work and view the unusual pear shaped stills on a guided tour of Lagavulin. Peated malt, slow distillation and long maturation together ensure Lagavulin develops a complex, rich and peaty character.

Tasting Tour

Time: 11.30 & 16.30

Duration: 1h / £15

Monday 27th - Friday 31st

Visited a few distilleries before but still NEED to see the iconic Lagavulin distillery? This is the tour for you, enjoy a thirty minute succinct tour of the distillery followed by a three dram tasting.

Warehouse Demonstration

Time: 10.30 & 13.30

Duration: 1.5h / £30

Monday 27th May - Friday 31st

Join Ian McArthur, our resident warehouseman and Lagavulin ledged for a fantastic cask tasting session. This is an experience like no other and not to be missed, Iain entertains the audience with his witty stories and Islay charm.

Distillery Exclusive Tasting

Time: 16.00

Duration: 1hour / £90

Monday 27th May - Friday 31st

NEW FOR 2019 - For the first time you will have the opportunity to hand fill at Lagavulin.
Sample three of our limited edition distillery exclusive bottlings and an exquisite single cask sample. Once you have been guided through this outstanding tasting you will have the opportunity to hand fill a 20cl bottle of the single cask to take home and enjoy.

Sensory Tasting

Time: 14.00

Duration: 1.5h / £35

Wednesday 29th & Friday 31st

Enjoy a tutored tasting with our knowledgeable guides whilst you explore your new Lagavulin tasting kit.

Food

We will be joined by a selection of local caterers to keep your appetite satisfied. 

Coopers

Our Coopers will be back again to share the secrets of their craft.

Exclusive Bottling

Our new Exclusive distillery bottling will go on sale at 10am on the 26th of May.

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 8 working distilleries, Islay definitely has the process of making the stuff down to a fine art. Sláinte!

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Opening Times

January - February

Monday - Saturday

10:15 - 16:00

March

Monday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00

 

 

April

Monday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00

May

Monday - Friday

09:15 - 18:00

 

Saturday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00

June - September

Monday - Friday

09:15 - 18:00

 

Saturday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00

October

Monday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00

November - December

Monday - Saturday

10:15 - 16:00

 

Festive Period

Closed 24th - 26th December 2019

Closed 1st & 2nd January 2020

Where to find us

From the Isle of Islay

Lagavulin Distillery

Port Ellen

Isle of Islay

PA42 7DZ

Lagavulin Distillery

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.

Feis Ile Festival

Further Information

Please note there will be no over night parking available on the site during the Festival. We look forward to seeing you again for another busy festival. 

islayfestival.com

islayinfo.com

visitscotland.com