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Visiting Kilchoman

Getting to Islay is easier than you might think; for those short on time, we recommend flying. 45-minute direct flights depart twice daily from Glasgow year-round.  For those with a bit more time on their hands we recommend taking the ferry from Kennacraig, it might take a little longer but the beautifully scenic drive and the idyllic ferry journey give you a full appreciation of Islay life.

Once you’re on Islay do not miss the opportunity to experience Kilchoman, the only distillery on Islay where you can see, touch, smell and taste every part of the whisky-making process, from barley to bottling.  Head west from Bridgend and follow signposts to Kilchoman.  We’re five miles off the main road, watch out for the sheep on the single track road!

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Adults: £10 Children: £5 1 Hour

Join us and gain an insight into the day-to-day running of our distillery starting on the malt floor with a dram of our 100% Islay.  You will have the opportunity to walk through the distillery production accompanied by one of our friendly guides, visit the warehouse and finish with a dram in our new Visitor Centre.  A tasting glass is included and drivers drams are available if required.

We have allocated spaces available for children 8+ years subject to a small admission fee and may also be booked online. We do allow under 8’s on the ‘Classic Tour’, for free, please contact us to let us know if there will be children attending.

Valid ID must be provided on request for drams. Parents and Guardians MUST be responsible for their children at all times.

Limited Edition Tasting and Tour

11am Adults: £40 2 Hours

Accompanied by one of our guides, let us take you through an in depth look at the traditional processes that go into the making of our Single Farm Single Malt Whisky.  The tour is finished off with a tutored tasting of our limited-edition whiskies in our new visitor centre.  A tasting glass is included and drivers drams are available on request.  An additional lunch package can be booked along with all tours for group sizes of 6 and above. Please contact the visitor centre directly to find out more information.

Valid ID must be provided on request for drams – minimum age for this tour is 18 years old

Roving Tasting

2.30pm Adults: £25 1 Hour 30 Mins

Our roving tasting tour promises to be a treat for all your senses. Enjoy a dram in each area of the Distillery, including our traditional malting floor, stillhouse and one of our dunnage style warehouses before heading back to the visitor centre to taste our latest shop exclusive single cask.

Valid ID must be provided on request for drams – minimum age for this tour is 18 years old.

Founder's Cask Tasting (Club Members Only)

10.30am Adults: £55 1 Hour

Kilchoman Club members can join Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Managing Director, to sample 6 specially selected cask samples from the warehouse. Get an insight into what Anthony looks for when creating the latest tastes and flavours in Kilchoman single malt.

2006/76 –    Refill Bourbon

2008/328 –    Fresh Bourbon

2014/474 –   Fresh Port Hogshead

2013/41 –      Fresh Sauternes Finish

2016/1110 –  Champagne Finish

2017/628 –   PX Hogshead




12.00 Adults: £35 45 Mins

Hosted by James Wills & Chloe Wood – An exploration into the influence of different barley varieties on the character of our Kilchoman Single Malt. With the freedom to grow any variety that suits us on the farm, we’ve seen how this can influence our whisky.

2015/774 –  20ppm Publican

2016/202 – 20ppm Concerto

2010/705 – 20ppm Optic

2011/411 –  Unpeated Publican


2.30pm Adults: £45 1 Hour

Join George Wills and Antea Allegro and sample releases from the past, present and  future, including 2 pre-release samples of the upcoming Autumn releases. You’ll get a glimpse of how Kilchoman has developed over the years and be the first to taste what’s in store for the future.

100% Islay 3rd Edition

Spring 2011

Fino Sherry Cask Matured 2023

Comraich Batch 6

100% Islay 13th Edition pre-release sample

PX Cask Matured pre-release sample


Live Online Tasting

2.00pm Adults: £27.50 45 Mins

Hosted by Anthony & Peter Wills live on our Facebook & YouTube Channels – For those of you that can’t make it to Islay in person, don’t worry, you can still join us virtually for this tasting of the latest Kilchoman releases, including a sample of this year’s Fèis release!  Tasting packs can be purchased from our online shop.

Cognac Cask Matured 2023

Fino Sherry Cask Matured 2023

Loch Gorm 2023 Edition

Fèis Ìle 2023

Be a Bottler

9.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm Adults: £99 1 Hour

Join our team for a single cask bottling experience in which you will bottle your very own Distillery Exclusive Edition.  You’ll begin by rolling the barrel in from our warehouse to hand labelling, inserting the cork and sealing the bottle.  You will get to see first-hand the time and care that goes in to creating one of our single cask releases.  Price includes a personalised bottle of a Distillery Exclusive Single Cask.


Nestled amongst the old farm stables is our spectacular new visitor centre.  Opened in early 2020, it boasts a beautiful combination of traditional buildings and wide open spaces.  It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the art of distillation and enjoy a dram by the fire.  We also have a range of both informal tastings and comprehensive tasting experiences to enjoy without any booking required.


The main attraction in the shop, of course, is our range of whiskies, all of which are available to taste at the bar.  This includes our Distillery Exclusive single casks, the envy of every whisky enthusiast, these single casks are only available to those visiting Kilchoman in person.  We also have a range Kilchoman branded goods and gifts, everything from t-shirts and bags to hip-flasks and pipettes.


Whisky tours may be fun, but even on Islay, you can’t be drinking whisky all day long!  So, come down to the café and enjoy some of the delicious home-made cakes, soups, paninis and of course our famous Cullen Skink. We serve a full range of Barista-style coffees and are always happy to try something a little different – how about a drop of Kilchoman in your Latté or caramel in your Espresso Macchiato?