We’re sorry to advise we have extended our temporary period of closure.
Like you, we have been closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation and as the health and welfare of our visitors, visitor centre staff, and the wider community on Islay is of paramount importance to us, we have taken the difficult decision to extend our period of closure for the Distillery, Visitor Centre and Old Kiln Café until at least the 31st July 2020.
Consequently, we regret that all tour bookings, and all Seaview Cottage accommodation bookings until the end of July, are cancelled. We will be offering refunds, or the opportunity to rebook at a later date, to all those affected.
To enquire about existing or future tour bookings please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To enquire about an existing or future Seaview accommodation booking, please contact: email@example.com.
We hope you and yours stay safe and we very much look forward to seeing you at the Distillery in the future.
We will keep this page updated with any new developments – 29th May 2020
Getting to Islay takes a little bit of effort. But what pilgrimage doesn't? It's well worth it. Especially when you turn off the Port Ellen Road and trundle down to the Distillery. Welcome. You’ve arrived at the greatest distillery on Earth.
Tel: +44 (0) 1496302244
BY CAR FERRY:
Caledonian MacBrayne (tel: 0800 066 5000 / www.calmac.co.uk) run the ferry between Kennacraig on the mainland and Port Ellen/Port Askaig on Islay. Normally 3 sailings daily, except Wednesdays and Sundays. Time: 2 hours. Coach services operate from Glasgow to Kennacraig - contact Scottish Citylink Coaches on 0871 266 33 33 / www.citylink.co.uk
Flybe (tel From UK only: 0871 700 2000, from outside UK: +44 (0)1392268529) fly from Glasgow to Islay twice daily. Time: 30 mins. The little plane flies over Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and the Kildalton Distilleries before landing right beside the beach. www.flybe.com
When on Islay you can use local taxi companies to get about:
Lamont Campbell - 07899756159
Rhinns Taxis - 07771921157
Hughie Currie - 07737491429
Carol's Taxis - 07775782155
Andrew McEachern - 07899942673
D & N MacKenzie:
Tel: +44 (0)1496 302 300, Fax:01496 302324 or web at www.carhireonislay.co.uk
DISTILLERY OPENING TIMES 09:30 – 17:00 DAILY
(OLD KILN CAFÉ OPEN 10:00 – 16:30, LAST ORDERS 15:45)
21st December – 31st December: Closed
1st January – 5th January: Closed
6th January – 31st March: Open Monday – Friday
1st April – 30th October: Open seven days a week
2nd November – Christmas break Open Monday - Friday
WE WILL ALSO BE COMPLETELY CLOSED ON:
Monday 13th January 2020
Tuesday 14th January 2020
Wednesday 15th January 2020
Sunday 31st May 2020
Thursday 13th August 2020
Sunday 20th September 2020
(More dates may be added through the year, please check back.)