Bowmore Distillery is in the running for our Distillery Visitor Experience of the Year award!
Established in 1779, Bowmore Distillery is the first and oldest distillery on the magical isle of Islay. The award-winning visitor centre and cottages, located in the island’s capital, Bowmore, are open all year round and the tours, like its whisky, are world-renowned.
Bowmore Distillery Visitor Centre welcomes around 20,000 visitors through its doors every year. Here you can enjoy a dram in front of a roaring fire during the winter or in the summertime, stroll out onto the balcony overlooking Loch Indaal.
The distillery’s six self-catering cottages are all beautifully renovated to 4 and 5 star Visit Scotland standard, all located within or beside the distillery complex, and guests are invited on a complimentary distillery tour. In March 2014, Bowmore Distillery also took ownership of The Harbour Inn, Islay. This award-winning restaurant has seven en-suite bedrooms and is very popular with both local residents and visitors to Islay. In May 2014, Bowmore also opened its new Bistro, ‘Bowmore the Taste of Islay’. Both developments are a welcome addition to the Bowmore family, offering visitors the ultimate Bowmore experience.
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