Welcome to Bowmore

Visit us to discover why here at Bowmore, we not only believe in the inherent power of time in creating our whiskies, but also its role in shaping our distillery, both in the past and today.

OUR VISITOR CENTRE IS CURRENTLY OPEN WEEKLY FROM TUESDAY TO SATURDAY: 10AM TO 5PM

Booking to visit the distillery shop is no longer required, however, all experiences are by appointment only, please book ahead to avoid disappointment.

A wide range of Bowmore Single Malt Whisky is available to choose from, as well as our premium branded gift selection. Our knowledgeable and friendly team are on hand, ready to assist and offer an expert insight into life behind the distillery gates of one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries.

 

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

Booking to visit the distillery shop is no longer required, however, please book ahead to avoid disappointment for all experiences.

Experiences

 

Maintenance

Producing the beautifully balanced Bowmore Single Malt is no easy task, and in common with most Scotch whisky distilleries, we cease to produce whisky for a certain period in the year, during this time we carry out our essential site maintenance, we call this the Silent Season.

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.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTE

Please get in touch if you require any information about specific access needs or if you need advice on planning your visit and we will do our best to help. Please note that our whisky bar is accessed by a set of seven steps, there are also some steps on our distillery tour route, please reach out to us ahead of your visit and we will be happy to assist.

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