Tours

There’s nothing quite like standing on our pier, looking out towards the Sound of Islay, and tasting the salt in the air or soaking up our history in warehouse number 9.  Join us at the distillery to discover more about our craft – we offer a variety of tours, which you can find below.  To book, give us a call on 01496 840 557 or email info@bunnahabhain.com.

Places are limited, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

November – March tour times are as follows:

Monday – Saturday (10:00 – 16:00)

10.00:  Production Tour: £7

11.00   Warehouse 9 Tasting: £30

12.00   Premium Tasting: £35

13.30   Quick Look Tour: £5

14:00   Maturation Warehouse tasting: £70

Anytime (give us a all to discuss)  Ultimate Bunnahabhain: £250

 

Sunday 12.00 – 16.00

12:00   Production Tour: £7

13:00   Warehouse 9 Tasting: £30

13:30   Quick Look Tour: £5

14.00   Maturation Warehouse tasting: £70

Anytime (give us a all to discuss)  Ultimate Bunnahabhain: £250

 

Wednesday, Friday & Sunday:  The North Islay Whisky Tour: £125 – contact Stuart at Islay Taxis on +44 (0)1496 850170 or email info@islaytaxis.com

Enquiries for tours and tastings outwith these times are welcome and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Please call us on the number above to discuss with the team

For more information about our tours, please see below:

Production Tour                                    £7                                                                              50min

Join us for a guided tour of Bunnahabhain Distillery with beautiful views of the Sound of Islay to learn about the steps we take to create our whisky.  After the tour, savour the experience with a dram of Bunnahabhain in our tasting room. You will also receive a £5 reward voucher, redeemable against a 70cl bottle of our expressions in the Visitor Centre shopBooking in advance is strongly recommended.  Children under the age of 12yrs old are welcome at the distillery, but are not admitted to the production areas or tasting areas.

 

Quick-look tour                                     £5                                                                              30min

A short tour (20min) tour of Bunnahabhain Distillery where we will share with you the steps we take in creating our whisky.  Afterwards, savour the experience with a dram of Bunnahabhain in our tasting room.  You will also receive a £5 reward voucher, redeemable against a 70cl bottle of our core range expressions in the Visitor Centre shop.  Booking in advance is strongly recommended.  Children under the age of 12yrs old are welcome at the distillery, but are not admitted to the production areas or tasting areas.

 

End of day Tour                                     £10                                                                           50min

A guided tour of Bunnahabhain Distillery with its beautiful views over the Sound of Islay at the end of the day.  Join us for a relaxed walk around the distillery where one of our guides will discuss with you the steps we take in creating our whisky.  Afterwards, savour the experience with a both a dram of Bunnahabhain plus a taste of the current distillery exclusive Fill-Your-Own bottling in our tasting room.  You will also receive a £5 reward voucher, redeemable against a 70cl bottle of our core range expressions in the Visitor Centre shopBooking in advance is strongly recommended.  Children under the age of 12yrs old are welcome at the distillery, but are not admitted to the production areas or tasting areas.

 

Warehouse 9                                         £30                                                                           60min

The Warehouse 9 tasting at Bunnahabhain is one of our most popular events.  We will have you closed away from the outside world in our distillery’s converted floor maltings, which is now home to our  whisky as it sits maturing in the very best American and European oak casks.  You will be able to enjoy an exclusive tasting of non-peated and peated (Moine) Bunnahabhain drams – straight from the cask!  There is also the opportunity for you to fill and label your own 20cl bottle from any (or all!) of the casks – these cost an additional £35 per bottle.  You will also receive a £5 reward voucher, redeemable against a 70cl bottle in the Visitor Centre shopBooking in advance is strongly recommended.  Children under the age of 12yrs old are welcome at the distillery, but are not admitted to the production areas or tasting areas.


Premium Tasting                                  £35                                                                           60min

This experience allows you to enjoy a tutored nosing and tasting of 5 different expressions of Bunnahabhain across our core range, limited editions and distillery exclusives.  Many will be cask strength, others at our standard 46.3% abv.  The exact make-up of the tasting will vary throughout the year, depending on the availability of limited editions and exclusives.  The experience is hosted in our tasting room overlooking the Sound of Islay or, weather permitting, on the distillery pier itself.  You will also receive a £5 reward voucher, redeemable against a 70cl bottle of our core range expressions in the Visitor Centre shop.  Booking in advance is strongly recommended.  Children under the age of 12yrs old are welcome at the distillery, but are not admitted to the production areas or tasting areas.

 

Maturation Warehouse                              £75                                                90min

New Make Spirit, then 3yo, 7yo, 12yo and 20yo.  If these are not available, then we’ll treat you to drams of New Make, 3yo, 5yo, 7yo, 12yo all matured in the same style casks (refill, bourbon or sherry).  We’ll talk you through each dram and taste the different impacts the wood of the cask has on the development of flavours and depths of the New Make spirit as it becomes whisky.  This tasting includes a 20cl fill-your-own bottle from one of the casks on the tasting – only available to participants on this experience.  You will also receive a £5 reward voucher, redeemable against a 70cl bottle of our core range expressions in the Visitor Centre shopBooking in advance is strongly recommended.  Children under the age of 12yrs old are welcome at the distillery, but are not admitted to the production areas or tasting areas.

 

Ultimate Bunnahabhain                         £250                                                                          90min

The chance to taste some older Bunnahabhain expressions, along with some of our special releases and Warehouse 9 drams.  This exclusive tasting will showcase some of the most iconic expressions of Bunnahabhain and is an experience that will last long in the memory as well as on the palate!  This tasting is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4.30pm during the summer season (April-October), however other times can be arranged by prior arrangement – please contact the distillery Visitor Centre for more information and to arrange bookings for this experience.  You will also receive a £5 reward voucher, redeemable against a 70cl bottle of our core range expressions in the Visitor Centre shop.
Also includes free collection and drop off in the Bunnahabhain Bus.  Please call the Distillery Visitor Centre on +44 (0)1496 840557 to discuss
Booking in advance is essential.  Children under the age of 12yrs old are welcome at the distillery, but are not admitted to the production areas or tasting areas

 

Fill Your Own Bottle                             £Depending on the whisky                                                      Anytime

Fill your own bottle of our distillery exclusive whisky from the cask in the Visitor Centre.  Staff at the visitor centre will walk you through the filling process, you can record your bottle number in the cask register and hand write your own label for your unique bottle to take home as an extra special memento of your Bunnahabhain experience.  Booking is not required for this experience.

 

North Islay Whisky Tour                               £125                                                   Day long tour

We are very excited to announce our newest experience; The North Islay Whisky Tour!

Partnering with our neighbour distilleries; Ardnahoe and Caol Ila with Islay Taxis giving us a helping hand for transport, you can now easily discover Islay’s three northern distilleries in one day!  Costing £125 which includes transport, tours, tastings and lunch, this is not to be missed!

This tour will run on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from April to October, however, other days may be available on request.  For more information, give us a call on 01496 840 557 or to book, contact Stuart at Islay Taxis: https://www.islaytaxis.com