Distillery Tours


IN AN EFFORT TO ENSURE A CONTROLLED RECOVERY FROM THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, OUR DISTILLERY REMAINS CLOSED TO VISITORS.

UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ANY TOURS OR TASTINGS.

The Bruichladdich Visitor Centre remains closed to visitors for now. Whilst this is a continued disappointment for us all, we can share the news that we will use this extended period of closure to carry out vital maintenance and renovation work to the visitor centre.

This means, that when we open again in early Spring 2021, you will be welcomed back to fantastic new facilities and visitor experiences.

Distillery tour

Daily @ 10am & 2pm. Tuesday 10am only | 1 Hr


A walk around our Victorian Distillery. Learn about our history, philosophy and how we make our 3 malts (Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte & Octomore) and The Botanist Gin. Followed by a tasting in the shop.

Barley Exploration Experience

TuesDAY @ 1.30pm | 2.5 Hrs


We invite you to join us on an in-depth tour of our distillery discussing the origins and intricacies of our barley and distillation technique. For the real whisky aficionado, a truly comprehensive visit to the distillery and our warehouses where no detail will remain uncovered. Included in this experience is an unrivalled tasting of new make spirit distilled from barley grown in different regions of Scotland including Islay. Over 18’s only.

WAREHOUSE EXPERIENCE

MON, WED, THU, FRI @ 11am & 3pm. TUE & SAT @ 11am | 1 Hr


Sample 3 unique expressions straight from the cask. Each has been hand selected by our head distiller Adam Hannett. Sample bottles and complimentary glass included. Please note that this experience does not include a distillery tour. Over 18’s only.

BE THE BOTANIST TOUR

everyday @ 1pm | 45 Mins


Discover the story of how a reclaimed whisky still was altered to create Islay’s first Dry Gin. Learn about the distillation process and how each of the 22 hand-foraged botanicals contribute to the smooth and versatile flavour of The Botanist. And the best part – this tour includes a tasting of The Botanist Gin.

THE BOTANIST COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE

WED & SAT @ 2pm | 1 HR


This includes all the elements of the ‘Be The Botanist’ tour with the addition of a foraged cocktail making class. Learn about local, seasonal flavour and how to prepare foraged syrups for use in cocktails. Over 18’s only.

Cocktail Bar Now open

TUE & THU from 2pm – 5pm


Enjoy some classic whisky cocktails or Botanist seasonal foraged serves

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Please check in 10 minutes before tours/ experiences are due to depart. Tours are popular so please let us know if you are going to be late. Children are permitted on Distillery tours but unfortunately not on the Warehouse Experience or Botanist tour. Booking only required for adults but if you’re bringing the kids please add a note to let us know.

Bruichladdich Distillery Tours 2020


Mary and the Laddie Shop lassies and laddies would be glad to organise a tour of our distillery for you and the distilling team will happily answer any questions you may have. To ensure we can give you the time that you deserve, please book your visit.

Unfortunately we cannot offer tours over the festive period but the visitor centre will be open for tastings

SHOP CLOSED/ NO TOURS


Easter Sunday – 12th April 2020

Bruichladdich Festival Period:

  • Saturday 23rd May – Shop Open / No tours
  • Sunday 23rd May – Open Day at the Islay Festival – Shop Open / Tours run throughout the day from 12pm. No Booking required.
  • Monday 25th May – Shop Closed / No tours

Community Day – 18th June 2020

Show Day – 13th August 2020

Christmas & Boxing Day – 25th & 26th December 2020

New Years Day – 1st & 2nd January 2021

Planning to visit?


Nov – March 2020
Monday to Sat 09:00 – 17:00
Tastings available 10:00 – 16:30

Sunday: Closed


April – October
Monday to Saturday 09:30 – 17:30
Tastings available 10:00 – 17:00

Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Tastings available 11:00 – 15:30

Please note, Our address is:
Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA49 7UN.

We have an administrative office in Glasgow, but it is not open to the public. It looks, smells, and sounds like just an office so you mightn’t want to go out of your way to visit there. Be warned that Google and Google Maps may take you to the wrong place; the postcode you’ll be needing for directions for a distillery tour is PA49 7UN.

Customer cask visits are Friday mornings only and must be pre-booked at casks@bruichladdich.com

*PLEASE NOTE: Children are welcome on our tours. Over 18s only on the Warehouse Experience & Botanist tours.

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