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. We’re currently closed while we undergo our renovation project and look forward to welcoming you on a tour when we reopen as Caol Ila, The Speyside Home of Johnnie Walker. In the meantime you can book a tour online for our sister Islay distillery, Lagavulin and follow us on Facebook to discover the stories of Caol Ila and updates on our transformation.



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


T | 01496 302769
E | caolila@malts.com

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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. 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.