THE DISTILLERY

Pronounced 'Cull-Eela', the distillery is situated on the North-Eastern shores of Islay with magnificent views across the Sound of Islay to the spectacular Paps of Jura. Newly reopened on 25th August 2022 as Caol Ila, The Islay Home of Johnnie Walker, book your experience online to be one of the first to visit.

Booking

Tour Options

Flavour Journey Tour

Our signature tour at Caol Ila, Flavour Journey is a full-sensory, immersive experience. Includes a distillery tour followed by a guided tasting of 3 drams and a wee cocktail, served in our bar with views of the Paps of Jura.

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LUXURY WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

Create your own Christmas wreath to take home with the guidance of local florist, Heather Belle. Includes a glass of fizz.

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Spirit of Smoke: Cask Draw & Tasting

An unmissable adventure for whisky lovers, the Spirit of Smoke is a truly special experience where you’ll sample five unique cask-strength Caol Ila expressions that are available only at the distillery. Held in our Maturation Warehouse.

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DISCOVER CAOL ILA, THE ISLAY HOME OF JOHNNIE WALKER

VISIT CAOL ILA

ADDRESS

Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig
Isle of Islay, PA46 7RL, UK

CONTACT:

T | 01496 302769
E | caolila@malts.com

OPENING HOURS

Closed 24th-26th & 31st December and 1st-4th January.

Bar opens at 10am.
Last orders 4.15pm (45 minutes before close).

Jan - Oct | Mon - Sun | 10:00 - 17:00
Nov - Dec | Mon - Sat | 10:00 - 17:00

Caol Ila

Our Responsibility

Safety

Advanced booking for all tours and experiences is advised to avoid disappointment. To help keep everyone safe please check the latest Scottish Government guidelines before you visit.

Accessibility

We’re pleased to have consulted Euan’s guide to ensure that we provide disabled access information upfront to give all visitors the confidence to visit the distillery and enjoy the experience. To help plan your visit, we’ve included an overview of our facilities. 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.