The original Islay. The Pioneer. 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. Bowmore is still handcrafted in everything they do still to this day.

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.