Visit Bowmore Distillery during your stay
Bowmore Distillery, Islay
Bowmore Distillery is the oldest licenced whisky distillery on Islay. It has been producing whisky here since at least 1779 and it houses the No. 1 Vaults, one of the oldest Scotch maturation warehouses in the world. With such a long and rich history, this is a fascinating place to visit.
At Bowmore, you can take a distillery tour and learn all about the whisky-making process and Bowmore’s heritage. You can also visit the Bowmore Whisky Tasting Bar. This is a welcoming bar with spectacular views across Lochindaal. Where experts are on hand to help you find your perfect dram.
Please note that currently, experiences must be booked in advance. See Bowmore Experiences for the latest details.
If you visit during the Fèis Ìle whisky festival (usually in the last week of May), Bowmore Distillery and the other distilleries on Islay welcome visitors for a programme of whisky tasting experiences, tours and talks. This is a magical experience for all whisky lovers!
B&Bs and holiday cottages near Bowmore Distillery
Guests staying at our Tarbert House B&B are in luck! Bowmore Distillery is only a two-minute walk away. Here, we provide the perfect bed and breakfast accommodation for visitors to Islay. Offering comfortable accommodation and a delicious continental breakfast each morning. Along with free WiFi, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, fresh linen and towels and nearby parking. Ideal for individuals, couples and groups of up to 8 people.
If you’d prefer a self-catering option, we also have a lovely holiday cottage in Bowmore. Dundonald Cottage sleeps up to 4 people and has 2 bedrooms, a large lounge, kitchen dining area and utility room. With magnificent views of Lochindaal from the garden.Get in touch >