Islay Distilleries

There are currently nine working distilleries on Islay.

The first recorded distillery was Bowmore, founded in 1779; the most recent was Ardnahoe, which opened in April 2019. Located in the north of the island next to Bunnahabhain and Caol Ila.

Islay’s distilleries are spread across the island; Bowmore, Bruichladdich and Kilchoman can be found in the heart of the island and three on the south coast – Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig – located next to each other, collectively known as the Kildalton Distilleries.

From Whisky to Gin and beyond – taste the authentic Islay flavours
Islay Ales

  • Nerabus Red Eye Ale
  • Saligo Golden Ale
  • Finlaggan IPA
  • Big Strand Craft Lager
  • Black Rock Stout

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