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Welcome to Lagavulin Distillery

Situated at the picturesque Lagavulin Bay, this is an experience not to be missed. Take a tour of the distillery, see our distillers at work and view the unusual pear shaped stills. Peated malt, slow distillation and long maturation together ensure Lagavulin develops a complex, rich, peaty character. Lagavulin is a spirit which likes to take its time.

Notice to visitors

The health and wellbeing of our employees, visitors and on-site partners is our highest priority. Given the fast-moving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as a precautionary measure, Lagavulin Distillery Visitor Centre is closed until further notice. If you have an entry ticket during this period, please contact for a refund. Please bear with us as we process all requests, we reassure you that we will respond to each and every query. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We wish all of our customers the very best at this difficult time.

Tours of our Distillery
We have a range of tours available. Discover the right one for you.

For Everyone
Lagavulin Distillery


1 hour

Enjoy a tour with a dram from our core range.

For Legends
Warehouse Experience


Sample the maturation process of our spirit while enjoying a complimentary glass.

Opening Times

January - February

Monday - Saturday

10.15 - 16.00

March - April

Monday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00

May - September

Monday - Friday

09:15 - 18:00


Saturday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00


Monday - Sunday

09:15 - 17:00

November - December

Monday - Saturday

10:15 - 16:00


Festive Period

Closed 24th - 27th December 2020

Closed 1st - 3rd January 2021

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



Located 2 miles from Port Ellen one of Islay’s main sea-ports.

Euan's Guide

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.

Take a virtual tour
Lagavulin Distillery on Google Maps

Take a tour from the comfort of your home

Though you won't be able to soak up the atmosphere of the place, smell the fresh Islay peat or crisp sea salt, a virtual tour will give you an idea of where you might like to visit, and maybe choose a chair to sit and sip in, before you even arrive.

Take the tour


Uncover the history behind the liquid.

In 1742 there were at least ten illicit stills at Lagavulin, and it would be another 74 years until local farmer John Johnston founded the first legal distillery, in sight of Dunyvaig Castle. Its name may have changed over the years, but the quiet power of peat and smoke that pervades this masculine malt has not.

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

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