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. 


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 Tasting Experience

Your guides who will take you through a tasting of 4 whiskies including a special distillery exclusive bottling. Listen as your host tells the story of Lagavulin, our whisky and the island we are proud to be producing on. You will walk out of this tasting packed full of knowledge and a new found love for our whisky and our island.

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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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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

Special Events

Find out what's on at Lagavulin with our latest events schedule and book now.

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Our Responsibility


Advanced booking for all tours and experiences is advised to avoid disappointment. To ensure the health and wellbeing of our employees and visitors, we will be implementing a number of precautionary measures. Find out how we are keeping you safe.


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.