Welcome To Bowmore

Bowmore may be a little off the beaten track, but it's well worth a visit.

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, spectacular wildlife and welcoming locals, Bowmore is a place unlike any other. Perched right on the shores of Loch Indaal the town is home to almost one third of Islay's population. Along with the distillery, Bowmore is known for its whitewashed houses, tiny, stone-built harbour and pier, and the iconic Bowmore Round Church, which sits at the top of Main Street, commanding impressive views over the village, Loch Indaal and beyond.

How To Get Here

By Road and Ferry

If you plan to drive here, Calmac operate a two-hour ferry crossing from Kennacraig on the Kintyre Peninsula to Islay. For further information, visit www.calmac.co.uk

By Air

Flybe operates twice daily flights from Glasgow to Islay, taking just 35 minutes to get here.  For further information, visit www.flybe.com

Contact Us

T: +44 (0)1496 810 441
E: mbd.bowmoredistillery@beamsuntory.com

Bowmore Distillery
School St, Bowmore
Isle Of Islay
PA43 7JS
Scotland

Distillery Tour

A perfectly balanced taste of what it takes to make Bowmore Whisky

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On this one hour tour you will be guided through one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries and will witness how our Craftsmen produce a whisky steeped in tradition. End the tour with a Dram of Bowmore whilst you enjoy the view over Loch Indaal.  The tour includes a Bowmore glass to take home.

Book

£7 per person

Duration: 1 hour

October 2016 to March 2017
Mon - Fri: 10.30am / 3pm
Sat:  09.30am (Open for bookings only in Jan/Feb)

April 2017 to October 2017
Mon - Sat: 9.30am / 10:30am / 1.30pm / 2.30pm
Sun:  12.30pm / 2pm

November 2017 – March 2018
Mon - Fri: 10.30am / 2pm
Sat:  09.30am (Open for bookings only in Jan/Feb)

T: +44 (0)1496 810 441
E: mbd.bowmoredistillery@beamsuntory.com

Unlock Hidden Depths Flavour Tasting

Discover why Bowmore is widely acknowledged to be among the finest and most perfectly balanced whiskies in the world

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Sit back and relax with a Bowmore tasting session. Starting with “the heart of the run” you will explore Bowmore’s unique flavour profile.  During this laid back tasting you will try four different Bowmore expressions whilst your friendly guide chats to you about the flavours, colours and characters of the whisky.

Book

£20 per person - Booking essential

Duration: 45 minutes

October 2016 to March 2017
Mon - Fri: 1.30pm

April 2017 to October 2017
Mon - Sat: 3.30pm

November 2017 – March 2018
Mon - Fri: 3.30pm

T: +44 (0)1496 810 441
E: mbd.bowmoredistillery@beamsuntory.com

Craftman's Tour

Go beyond just the process on a tour designed for the true Single Malt enthusiast.

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Our Craftsman’s tour was designed with the true single malt enthusiast in mind. This journey of discovery will take you from our traditional malting floors and peat fired kiln, through our beautiful copper clad distillery to our inner sanctum – Bowmore’s legendary number one vaults where you will enjoy special cask tasting. You will have plenty of time to ask questions and take in the sights and will end the experience with a relaxed whisky tasting in the visitor centre.

Book

£55 per person - Booking essential

Duration: 3 hours

This tour is available Monday - Thursday by prior appointment only. Private bookings can also be made for an additional cost.

T: +44 (0)1496 810 441
E: mbd.bowmoredistillery@beamsuntory.com

Reinventing The Flavour Wheel Masterclass

Embark on a flavour journey

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This highly interactive and in-depth masterclass takes you on a flavour journey. This is where we mix, whisky, science and imagination! Join a Bowmore guide for a tutored tasting where your sense of smell is put to the test, blind nose and taste four specially selected drams and create your very own unique tasting notes.

Book

£40 per person - Booking essential

April 2017 to September 2017
Mon - Fri: 12pm

November 2017 – March 2018
Mon - Fri: 12pm

T: +44 (0)1496 810 441
E: mbd.bowmoredistillery@beamsuntory.com

The Laggan, The Lade, and The Legendary No.1 Vaults...

The Ultimate Bowmore Experience

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Unlock Bowmore's hidden depths on this journey of discovery. Starting with a visit to our unique water source the Laggan River, you will learn the story of our cleverly designed and meandering water-way, the Bowmore Lade. You will then explore a distillery steeped in tradition and heritage, from our old fashioned floor malting's to our deep dark warehouse's there is a story behind every corner.

Includes a cask tasting in the Legendary No.1 vaults and a further tasting session in our visitor centre, complete with a delicious cheese board.

Book

£120 per person. Max 6 people - Booking essential

Duration: 4 hours

April 2017 to March 2018
Wed: 10am

T: +44 (0)1496 810 441
E: mbd.bowmoredistillery@beamsuntory.com

Bowmore Tasting Bar

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Join us for dram or an informal tasting, with a beautiful view over Loch Indaal. Open from 11am, last orders are always strictly 30 minutes before the visitor centre closes.

Opening Hours

April 2017 to October 2017
Mon-Sat: 11am - 4.30pm
Sun: 12pm - 3.30pm

November 2017 to March 2018
Mon-Fri: 11am - 4.30pm
Sun: 11am - 12.15pm (Open for bookings only in January and February)

Distillery Shop

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Our Distillery Shop is open daily to purchase a range of Bowmore gifts. Please note that due to alcohol licensing laws in Scotland we are not able to sell any bottles of whisky in our shop until after 10am.

Opening Hours

April 2017 to October 2017
Mon-Sat: 9.15am - 5pm
Sun: 12pm - 4pm

November 2017 to March 2018
Mon-Fri: 9.15am - 5pm
Sat: 9.15am - 12.30pm

The shop will be closed on the following dates:

Sunday 6th August 2017
Thursday 10th August 2017
Monday 25th - Tuesday 26th December 2017
Monday 1st - Tuesday 2nd January 2018