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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 August 2020.

Consequently, we regret that all tour bookings, and all Seaview Cottage accommodation bookings until the end of August, 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:

To enquire about an existing or future Seaview accommodation booking, please contact:

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 – 1st July 2020

Through the years, a warm welcome has always awaited our peaty pilgrims, notably in the form of a warming dram, as well as a friendly greeting from Jackie and the team at the Visitor Centre. Whether you’re an Ardbeginner or a seasoned connoisseur, come and learn more about our wonderful whisky and explore our beautiful Distillery on one of our fascinating tours. Enjoy a delicious bite to eat in the Old Kiln Café and have a look around the shop – you can redeem your tour voucher for £5 against any bottle in our Core Range.

We’re used to having four seasons in one day here on Islay, so we’ve split our tours to match. Don’t worry though, whichever season you visit you can be sure of a tour to suit…


Our Winter tours run from February – March 2020, and November 2020 – March 2021*. Click HERE to see the winter schedule.


If you’re visiting in April or May, you can find our Spring schedule HERE.


Our Summer schedule is available from June to August. Click HERE to see what we have in store for Summer 2020.


Travelling to Islay in September or October? Click HERE for details of our tours.


Feis Ile takes place from 23rd – 30th May 2020. Our event and booking details will be available towards the end of March.

Some things to note:

We’d love to welcome you every day of the year, but there are some dates we have to close – please check HERE for details.

Our Visitor Centre and Old Kiln Café are fully accessible for those with limited mobility, but due to the nature of the old Distillery buildings, some tours and tastings may be a little trickier to get around. Please contact us if you want to check any details for your visit.

We adore all dogs (our mascot is Shortie after all!) but we’ve found our busy Visitor Centre and Café aren’t the best place for them so we’re only able to welcome them in the grounds of the Distillery, not the buildings.

(*We undertake essential maintenance during parts of December and January which means we can’t always take you on tours, but our cosy Visitor Centre and Café are open, so come in for a table tasting, coffee, lunch or just a chat!)