Home to one of the world’s oldest Scotch maturation warehouses, the No. 1 Vaults. It’s in this legendary warehouse that Bowmore single malts have been meticulously matured and transformed for over 240 years.


Islay's Oldest Licensed Distillery

Bowmore is the first licensed Islay distillery, and it has stood on the shores of Lochindaal, a sea loch opening out into the wild Atlantic Ocean, since 1779. To this day, the distillery still operates in traditional ways, honouring the origin whisky-making techniques.  

During a tour of the distillery, you will discover how Bowmore continues to hand down traditions, skills and expertise that were crafted in the earliest days of Scotch Whisky production. 

You will experience exclusive behind the scenes access to Bowmore Distillery where you will explore a distillery steeped in tradition and heritage, from the old-fashioned floor maltings to the deep dark warehouses where there is a story behind every corner. Each tour comes with a unique and exclusive tasting whilst enjoying the spectacular views over Loch Indaal – a real money can’t buy experience! For something extra special, we recommend you booking dinner within The Harbour Inn shortly after your tour experience.

Bowmore - The Essence of Islay


Bowmore 12 Year Old - Tating Notes
Bowmore Legend - Tasting Notes
Bowmore 15 Years Old 'Darkest' - Tasting Notes

Where To Find Us

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 4pm