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Caol Ila Distillery Tour

A guided tour of the whisky making process where you will enjoy panoramic views of the Paps of Jura from our magnificent stillhouse. After the distillery tour you will be taken to the old cooperage where you will get the chance to sample a couple of expressions of our fine malt.

A guided tour of the whisky making process where you will enjoy panoramic views of the Paps of Jura from our magnificent stillhouse. After the distillery tour you will be taken to the old cooperage where you will get the chance to sample a couple of expressions of our fine malt.

THE WHISKY

Includes a complimentary glass of Single Malt Whisky.

REVIEW

PANORAMIC VIEWS

Breathtaking panoramic views of the Paps of Jura from our magnificent stillhouse.

DISCOUNTED PURCHASE

£5 discount voucher redeemable against a 70cl Single Malt Whisky.

Opening Times

January - February

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 – 16:00

March

Monday - Friday

09.00 – 17.00

 

Saturday

10.00 – 17.00

 

 

April – October

Monday - Saturday

09.00 - 17.00

 

Sunday

10:00 – 17:00

November - December

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 – 16:00

Booking
Book your Caol Ila Distillery Tour Ticket

£6

1 Hour

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
Email: caolila.distillery@diageo.com

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 (26th May – 3rd 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.

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For connoisseurs
Premium Tasting
Tour

£23

1 hour 30 mins

Enjoy a tour of our distillery followed by a tasting of our limited expressions including distillery only releases. 

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For chocolate lovers
Whisky and Chocolate Pairing

£23

1 hour

A tutored nosing and tasting of our range of whiskies paired with delicious artisan chocolates. March to October only.

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For cask enthusiasts
Cask Strength
Experience

£23

1 hour 30 mins

A tutored nosing and tasting of some of our Cask Strength expressions. April to December only.

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