Welcome to Bowmore

We look forward to welcoming you back to Bowmore Distillery! 


Beam Suntory is actively managing its response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re determined to do our part to support our communities and help contain the spread of the virus. Consistent with guidance from public health authorities to limit large gatherings, and given that our public tours include elements that bring groups together in relatively restricted spaces, we have temporarily suspended tours at our visitor experience in Bowmore. We understand that this may be disappointing and we apologize for any inconvenience. Please be assured that we are taking this action out of an abundance of caution because the health and well being of our employees and loyal brand fans is paramount. We look forward to resuming tours and welcoming you for the full experience in the future

We are taking a phased approach to re-opening with the gift shop opening first. We are not currently offering Tours and Tastings. We are reassessing the appropriate restart date for these experiences and our website will be updated as soon as we have more information to share

For further information, please contact the distillery team on mbd.bowmoredistillery@beamsuntory.com or by giving us a call on 01496 810 441.

Guests are asked not to visit if they or any of their party have been experiencing ANY flu like symptoms or have been in ‘close contact’ with anyone exhibiting symptoms in the past 7 days.  Symptoms include new continuous cough, high temperature, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, difficulty breathing. 

• Spaces are limited to allow for social distancing 
• All visitors are asked to wear a face covering
• We are currently only able to take card or contactless payments 
• Please note; that we are unfortunately, not offering distillery tours at this moment in time.  
• Please use the hand sanitiser dispensers provided at the entrance to the shop and within the visitor centre 
• Please keep a safe distance of 2m from each other 
• The team will be carrying out enhanced cleaning measures across the site
• Guests are required to complete an online self-declaration form during the booking process
• Temperature checks upon arrival

We look forward to seeing you all on Islay soon, to share the stories of Bowmore Single Malt Scotch whisky and, how it has been shaped by the exquisite flavours of our carefully selected oak casks, rounded by the Hebridean air, and given character by the slow passage of time.  

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 4pm

Booking in advance is essential




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, 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.

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.

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