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Lagavulin Scotch Whisky Distillery

Lagavulin Distillery, Port Ellen, Argyll PA42 7DZ
Tel: +44 (0)1496 302400

Lagavulin Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsDiageo
Location Islay
Water source The Solan Lochs.
Stills 2 x wash stills and 2 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 2,200,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

Lagavulin Distillery History
1816 John Johnston established first of two distilleries at Lagavulin
1817 Second distillery built by Archibald Campbell
1825 Johnston takes over both distilleries
1837 One distillery remaining, under Donald Johnston
1852 John Graham
1924 White Horse Distillers Ltd
1927 Distiller Company Ltd (DCL)
1930 Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD)
1962 Renovated
1974 Floor maltings are decomissioned
1988 Lagavulin 16 years old becomes one the six Classic Malts
2007 Lagavulin 21 years old released
2010 Lagavulin 12 years old released

Lagavulin Distillery Comments
Illicit distilling thought to have been taking place since 1742 on the site.
Major contributor to White Horse blends.

Lagavulin Distillery Bottlings
click for detailsLagavulin 16 Year Old
Lagavulin Distillers Edition
Lagavulin 21 year old from 1985
Lagavulin 12 year old

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Lagavulin Distillery Visitor Centre Information
Contact +44 (0)1496 302400
January - April Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 12.30
Tours: 09.30 & 11.15
April - June Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 17.00
Tours: 09.30, 11.15, 14.30 & 15.45
Saturdays: 09.00 - 12.30
Tours: 09.30 & 11.15
July - August Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 19.00
Tours: 09.30, 11.15, 14.30, 15.45 & 17.15
Saturday: 09.00 - 17.00
Tours: 09.30, 11.15, 14.30 & 15.45
Sunday: 12.30 - 16.30
Tours: 13.00 & 14.30
September - October Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 17.00
Tours: 09.30, 11.15, 14.30 & 15.45
Saturday: 09.00 - 12.30
Tours: 09.30, 11.15, 14.30 & 15.45
November - December Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 12.30
Tours: 09.30 & 11.15
Admission charge £6
Comments Children under eight are welcome but are not permitted into production areas
Location Beside the ruins of Dunyveg Castle near Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay.

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