Distillery Tours


WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BEGIN A PHASED RE-OPENING OF THE BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY VISITOR CENTRE FROM 8th JUNE 2021.

As a working distillery, our number one priority is to protect our staff and guests. Therefore, we will be operating a reduced level of visitor experiences in the early phases of re-opening. First, however, we would like to reassure all guests that we have implemented COVID-19 safety measures according to government guidelines.

From Tuesday 8th June, the Laddie Shop will re-open for retail purchases only and adhere to social distancing policies, and we must limit the number of people in the shop at any one time. A new booking system has been created with full details of how to visit us and the extra safety measures we have in place, along with a new virtual tour of the Distillery and a full catalogue of all products for sale. There will be no tours or tastings at this time, but we hope to start to reintroduce these in due course.  Details will be announced on the website as soon as they are available. The team are excited to see you and will be on hand to talk you through our full range of products, including our new merchandise range and the Laddie Shop exclusive bottlings (including our hand-fill Valinches).

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK TO BRUICHLADDICH!

Booking slots are available for up to 6 people, Tuesday – Saturday from:

10:00-10:3010:45-11:1511:30-12:00
12:15-12:4513:30-14:0014:15-14:45
15:00-15:30
15:45-16:15
16:30-17:00

Call to book: +44 (0) 1496 850 190

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

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

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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