Situated in a small bay near the south coast of Islay near the ruins of Dunyveg Castle, Lagavulin Distillery is thought to be one of the longest established distilleries in the country. Distilling on the site took place as early as 1742 and by the la
Situated in a small bay near the south coast of Islay near the ruins of Dunyveg Castle, Lagavulin Distillery is thought to be one of the longest established distilleries in the country. Distilling on the site took place as early as 1742 and by the late 18th century there were up to 10 illicit still operating in the area. In 1882 the remaining two amalgamated to form Lagavulin and by 1875 it was producing up to 75,000 gallons of whisky. Renowned for its smooth yet robust quality and distinctive peat-smoke aroma, Lagavulin single malt whisky has won numerous accolades and consistently high ratings various whisky appreciation bodies. 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.
Lagavulin Distillery Tour £6
This tour of the process at Lagavulin Distillery includes a dram of our 16 year old single malt and a complimentary glass and a voucher for £3 off the purchase of a 70cl single malt Warehouse Demonstration:
Premium Tasting £23
Hosted by one of our passionate Lagavulin staff this tasting experience will start with our classic Lagavulin 16 year old and then lead you through the range of Lagavulin alongside some interesting cask samples to let you examine the many flavours found in our robust whisky. Includes a 30 minute distillery tour followed by 5 tastes, a complimentary glass and a voucher for £3 off the purchase of a 70cl single malt whisky.
**Please book at least 1 hour in advance to avoid disappointment.**
Warehouse Demonstration £23
This experience examines the journey of our spirit through the maturation process. We start off with a younger Lagavulin and work through samples drawn, in front of you, from our duty paid casks. Our very own Lagavulin Legend, Iain MacArthur, will host most Tuesdays and Thursdays. Includes a complimentary glass and a voucher for £3 off the purchase of a 70cl single malt whisky.
Nips & Nibbles £23
Everybody loves afternoon nibbles so what can be better than canapés accompanied by some of our rich Lagavulin whiskies. This informal tasting sessions examines how easy it is to match up some of your favourite whiskies with some appetising nibbles. You will sample 4 different expressions of Lagavulin matched up with some tasty treats to help enhance the flavours of both the food and of course the whisky. By the time you get back home you’ll have all your friends queuing up to come to your house for dinner parties.
Tailor made tours are available on request please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our visitor centre on 01496 302749.
Our tours and experiences take approximately 1 hour.
Booking is advisable but not essential. Parties of 10 or more may enquire for availability out with these times
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.