The Whisky Isle

9 reasons you need to nip over to Islay

Islay and whisky go together like, well, a fine single malt and a roaring log fire. And at The Machrie you will be spoilt for choice. Try and compare award winning Islay Malts in our Bar or sit back and relax with a dram in front of the log fire in the Bar, Stag Lounge, Courtyard Lounge or our wood burning stove in the Snug

Islay is home to nine distilleries producing some of the most sought after and distinctive single malt whiskies in the world – and that’s nine very good reasons to visit Islay. There’s nothing quite like sampling the product in the historic distilleries themselves, and they all offer guided tours ending with a dram!

Whisky Tastings at The Machrie

As you know when you visit the distillery you only get the option to sample their brand. We can also arrange for whisky tasting at the hotel where you can taste some of the best the island has to offer.

Bronze Tasting – £25 pp

Option A – Islay Single Malt Tasting

Bowmore 12 yo

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte

Caol Ila 12 yo

Kilhomman Machir Bay

Option B – Islay Single Malt Tasting

Bruichladdich Barley

Ardbeg 10 yo

Laphroaig 10 yo

Kilhomman Sanaig

Silver Tasting – £37.50 pp

Silver Tasting – £40 pp

Option A – Islay Single Malt Tasting

Bowmore 15 yo

Ardbeg An Oa

Caol Ila Moch

Lagavullin 12 yo

Option B – Islay Southeast Coast Special

Ardbeg Uigeadail

Lagavullin 16 yo

Laphroaig Pedro Ximinez

Lagavullin 12 yo

Silver Tasting – £45 pp

Gold Tasting – £60 pp

Option C – Diageo Tasting Islay

Lagavullin 12 yo

Lagavullin Distillers Edition

Caol Ila Moch

Caol Ila 18 yo

Option A – Islay Single Malt Whisky Tasting

Bowmore 18 yo

Bruichladdich Octomore 8.2

Bunnahabhain 18 yo

Lagavullin Distillery Exclusive

Caol Ila 18 yo

1. Ardbeg
2. Ardnahoe
3. Bowmore
4. Bruichladdich
5. Bunnahabhain
6. Caol Ila
7. Lagavulin
8. Laphroaig
9. Kilchoman

Each distillery offers tours and tastings