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.
Distillery Tour - £6
Join our standard tour to see the whisky making process of Lagavulin single malt where you get to tour our magnificent distillery including our stunning still house which is home to our significant four beautiful stills. You then get a dram of one of our core range of Lagavulin in our dramming room where you get a special branded Glencairn glass to take home with you. Recieve a £5 discount off selected 70cl bottles from our shop. 1 Hour.
Warehouse Demonstration - £23
This experience takes you through our special journey of our history and maturation process. We start off with a younger Lagavulin and work right through to much older samples drawn, in front of you, from our duty paid casks. Our very own Lagavulin Legend, Iain MacArthur, will host most of these experiences. You get a special branded Glencairn glass to take home with you and recieve a £5 discount off selected 70cl bottles from our shop. 1 Hour. No distillery tour included.
Sensory Tasting - £35
This is the newest addition to our range of Lagavulin luxury experiences where you work through our exciting, unique little sensory tasting kit. This special tasting takes you through five special whiskies from our Lagavulin range paired with seven senses and aromas to try alongside our malt to make it completely hands on and sensory. You get to keep your wee sensory kit to and a special branded Glencairn glass to take home with you too. Recieve a £5 discount off selected 70cl bottles from our shop. 1 Hour. No distillery tour included.
Core Range Tasting Tour - £15
This is a great way of getting a short tour and a few drams of Lagavulin if you have visited a few other distilleries for standard tours already. This experience includes a short 30 minute tour followed by three drams of Lagavulin to enjoy at your own pace. You get a special branded Glencairn glass to take home with you and recieve a £5 discount off selected 70cl bottles from our shop. 1 Hour.
Caol Ila & Lagavulin Day Excursion - £90
Relax knowing your day is planned out for you. Our day trip includes transport, lunch and expereinces at both Caol Ila and Lagavulin distillery. Starting off at Caol Ila, you will enjoy a Distillery Tour followed by a delicious Whisky and Chocolate Tasting. After departing Coal Ila, you will arrive at a local hotel for a light lunch before heading over to Lagavulin. Once there, you will join the legendary Warehouse Tasting before finishing off with a distillery tour. You will also recieve a special goodie bag to take home with you. Pick up approx. 9am. Depart Lagavulin approx 16.15. Please note, this experience is only available on selected days. For more information or to book, please contact Caol Ila Distillery on 01496 302769.
We strongly recommend booking to avoid any disappointment.
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 distillery visitor centre.
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.
Plane:- From Islay Airport follow the road to Port Ellen then another few miles towards Ardbeg you will find Lagavulin. Lagavulin Distillery is located between neighbour distilleries - Ardbeg & Laphroaig.
Ferry:- From Port Ellen travel towards Lagavulin via road or new walk/ cycle path taking you up to the three southern distilleries.
Bus:- Islay Coaches (Mundell's) have buses running throughout the day. However, please note that buses DO NOT run on Sunday's at any point throughout the year.
Taxi:- Taxi's can take you round the island and from distillery to distillery without having to worry about missing out on drams due to driving. http://www.islayinfo.com/islayphone.html