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Bowmore Whisky Tasting Bar

Festive Opening Hours

Our whisky tasting bar will be open the following hours over the festive season:

Monday 24th Dec: 11am-1.30pm
Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th Dec: CLOSED
Thursday 27th Dec to Saturday 29th Dec: 11am-1.30pm
Sunday 30th Dec: CLOSED

Monday 31st Dec: 11am-1.30pm
Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd Jan: CLOSED

Thursday 3rd - Saturday 5th Jan: 11am-1.30pm

Normal opening hours will resume Monday 7th January.

If nothing else, come and enjoy a dram in our Bowmore Whisky Tasting Bar. Comfortable and welcoming, with stunning views across Loch Indaal, this bar was designed for those of us who love to savour exceptional Scotch whisky.

For many of our visitors and staff, a glass of Bowmore whisky and a seat at the window is heaven in itself. Dram in hand, look out from the warmth of our bar to the ever-changing sky and mesmerising sea.

As well as the opportunity for quiet reflection, the Bowmore Whisky Tasting Bar is a place where you’ll always be greeted to a cheery welcome. Friendly, approachable and knowledgable, they’ll talk you through the unique history of Bowmore whisky, and of the life and legends of this remarkable Scottish island. They’ll also be able to expertly guide you through each whisky tasting, and weave together the many different strands of the Bowmore story.

Be warned: this is a bar you will not want to leave!

Bowmore Cask being opened for sampling

Opening Hours

*Last orders are always strictly 30 minutes before the visitor centre closes

29th October 2018 - 3rd March 2019

Monday to Saturday: 11am – 4.30pm

Sunday: Not Available

Alcohol and the Law

There is a strict zero tolerance policy for drink-driving in Scotland so please make sure you do not have to drive if you are enjoying a dram at any of our experiences. Islay has a very good bus service which runs throughout the day and there are also several small taxi companies – see here for more information. If you do need to drive, please let us know and we will provide you with a takeaway bottle to enjoy your dram later in the day.

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