Bunnahabhain Distillery
Bunnahabhain Distillery
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • petit_haggis
    Glasgow, United Kingdom42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views, stunning whiskies
    Bunnahabhain was top of my list on my visit and we made it our last stop of the day. I'd pre-booked a tasting in the visitors centre so we didn't do a tour which I regret. The timings for the tastings were a bit weird - in other distilleries you'd just go and order like in a bar whereas this was prepoured. We did get talked through the drams before we drank them but I'd have liked a bit more info maybe written down to read through as we drank. If I went back I'd definitely do the warehouse tasting instead. The staff were lovely and welcoming, despite us being on our 5th distillery of the day. They must have infinite patience with tourists. The visitor centre view is incredible across to Jura. If you like bunnahabhain definitely go. It's truly stunning and a great place to visit. I went back the next day (sober!) To pick up a bottle I should have bought the day before.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 August 2023
  • April C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic Whisky Distillery
    Katie was our guide and she was amazing! She was knowledgeable about the whiskies, how they were made and why Bunnahabain in particular is special among all whiskies. She was also entertaining and funny!On the whisky distillery tasting we tried four amazing drams with one aptly described as having taste notes of sticky toffee pudding and it did! Our group bought a bottle of that whisky and some very nice merch.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Craig
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Distillery Tour & Warehouse 9 Tasting
    Absolutely stunning views, fantastic whiskey & amazing staff! I'm a huge fan of Bunnahabhain, so this was a must visit while we were on Islay. The distillery tour was great fun, but the Warehouse tasting felt very special. Highly recommended for any whisky buff as it really highlights the barrel influence while sitting in amongst those very barrels. Huge shout out to our guide Andy, who was informative, entertaining and an all around good sort.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Paul B
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bunnahabhain - great tasting experience, difficult to spell after the tasting :)
    Warehouse 4, sorry 9, tour with Andy. Great experience and some lovely whisky being tasted. Andy had a lot of knowledge on whisky in general and Bunnahabhain in particular. Was a pretty interactive experience (although that may vary depending on the group you're with) but Andy had a way of coaxing info out of people. One of the experiences we were looking forward to and it didn't disappoint.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Emma G
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome place
    Awesome place! We went to a few of the distilleries on Islay and this one was far the most personable and genuine. The actual distiller is on hand to give tasters and describe the whisky. Doesn't feel over commercialized and the view is stunning! Whisky is also delicious :)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Calum H
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whisky Tasting at Bunnahabhain
    The whisky tasting is well worth the time. I have done several distillery tours over the years but most of them skipped the barreling stage and this one was very informative. The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic (David Brodie) and really made the time fly. The whisky was great too. The new visitor center is great too with the most amazing views out to Jura (a great selection of whisky for sale too - some numbered/limited runs that I am sure would be hard to get elsewhere). Highly recommended.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 August 2023
  • James C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A visit to Bunnahabhain is highly recommended - both the whisky and a visit
    If you go to Islay, you must visit the Bunnahabhain distillery. In this spectacular setting you'll find welcoming and knowledgeable staff and the whisky is pretty good too! Sampling a few drams on the terrace on a sunny afternoon with a view across the water to the Paps of Jura is a wonderful way to pass the time. And while you're there, be sure to book a distillery tour. An hour or more in the company of an expert is money well spent.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 September 2023
  • JJM1440
    Scotland, United Kingdom49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Special warehouse tasting
    Four of us took a taxi to Bunnahabhain for the Warehouse 9 tasting - and it was a magnificent experience. As far as distillery settings on Islay go, this one is one of the most spectacular with a stunning beach and view to Jura. Mark took us on our Warehouse tasting and he was absolutely brilliant. Extremely informative and a fantastic storyteller who not only knew everything there is to know about Bunnahabhain whisky, but had an audience of Scotsmen, Welshmen and Polish visitors in the palm of his hand! Won't spoil anything but the four drams were very special indeed. Lovely shop too with an excellent selection of items and we were able to try another couple of drams. A phenomenal experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 September 2023
  • epicurusmaximus744
    London, United Kingdom63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great warehouse tasting
    On this trip we did visits to 3 distilleries. Of those, the one we enjoyed most was the warehouse tasting at Bunnahabhain. Apart from the stunning location, it was good to be in an old warehouse with the casks, accompanied by the enthusiastic and well informed commentary from their man David. Highly recommended
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Jonathan C
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bunnahabhain Warehouse 9 Tour
    David gave us the Warehouse 9 tour last Friday morning.  It was our third tour of Warehouse 9, each one has been a little different, each has been exceptional.  It is without doubt one of the best tastings you can do on Islay in a wonderful and unique setting.  NEVER CHANGE!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 November 2023
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Bill Scurry
Amsterdam, The Netherlands389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I got an excellent tour through the facility by Kyle, who took great care to answer all my questions, but I have to admit that this visit jumped to another level when I paired the tour with a vault tasting experience. Mark the Viking sat me down and poured some earth-shattering drams which spanned recent history from bottles priced beyond the £1,000 range. We spoke for hours, giving each empty vessel time to dry out to smell how the flavor in the glass had changed. The plant is stunning, the people are great, and the taste is one of a kind.
Written 17 March 2024
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Dan O
Stoke-on-Trent, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Couples
It was great to go back and visit my favourite distillery on Islay. The weather was stunning and we enjoyed a nice walk on the beach before our tasting. When we entered temperatures were taken and health and safety disclosure was filled out. Great to catch up with Billy Sinclair and Colin Stroud again.

We then headed down to warehouse 9 for our tasting. 4 good size drams drawn straight from different casks. Colin was entertaining and informative about the distillery and the art of making whisky.

For what we got it was well worth the £40 paid. The selection of whisky available in shop is outstanding as well.
Written 11 July 2021
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,955 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This distillery has just opened a new on-site shop. We visited during covid and this was the only area of the site which was open - but most other distilleries on the island had completely closed to the public. No tours, obviously.

They offer a range of their own whiskys for sale including some with little peat - which suits us better. Some souvenirs too

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Good parking facility. They are right on the shore and have their own pier, although the use of that is not clear,
Written 26 August 2020
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Dan O
Stoke-on-Trent, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is my 2nd trip to Islay, the first four years ago was with my old man. The first stop off the ferry was Bunnahabhain, I’ll be honest I didn’t know much about this distillery, but fell in love immediately. Roll on 4 years later and I’m back with my wife. Again 1st stop off the boat was Bunnahabhain. So due to COVID there are no tours or official tastings. However the new visitor centre is open. It is one family at a time and a one way system. But wow what a selection of whiskies they have to purchase. If you’re really polite they’ll even let you try what ever they’ve got open as well. The little 20cl bottles of warehouse 9 hand fills are a special treat and are very reasonably priced. The icing on the cake was i got to catch up with Billy from 4 years ago (formally of Caol Ila and Lagavulin). One the the real Gems of Islay and I would recommend all whisky lovers to visit!
Written 25 August 2020
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Destedter
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
I was the only participant since 3 other visitors had cancelled their visit. Instead of asking me to come back another day a very friendly guide took me to the warehouse for a 'private' tasting. That's what I call service! I got served five really fine drams, some straight from the cask, some limited editions.
Unfortunately at the time of my visit the first of the two old buildings at the shore had already disappeared due to a vast modernization. I am afraid the distillery will lose its charme of a run down workhorse which I really appreciated.
Written 15 March 2020
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Andrew A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The Warehouse 9 tasting was fantastic, the range and quality of the four whiskies sampled completely different (and far, far superior) to what you take home from the supermarket. Our host was both hilarious and informative . The location, by the sea, is spectacular with great views towards Jura.

As it was a glorious day, we walked from Port Askaig; the distillery website suggests 1 - 1.5 hours. It can be done, just! The session was a bit longer than anticipated, entirely a good thing, but allow plenty of time.
Written 6 October 2021
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Klaas B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is the best located distillery. We went on bikes from Bowmore. One hour biking on beautiful scenery. Specially the last 20 minutes. Bring your wallet because this is the only distillery on Islay that does not welcome you with a free dram.
Written 25 March 2024
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AndyPsauldman
Eastriggs, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Have been visiting since 2021 after the dreaded lurrgy and I won’t say it’s the favourite but it’s right up there, great staff and easy to talk with with all the explanations you want. To sit with a sample outside overlooking the water on a sunny day is pure heaven like the Nectar they produce, slightly more on the pocket than normal whiskies but once you try it you see the value in the glass oh and if anybody is wondering the Big Dekky is no more. It’s at the end of a 4 mile single track road, don’t race it as you may get a nasty shock traveling round a bend towards you.
Great Whisky Great Vista and Team whoever is on.
Written 11 May 2024
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Scenic58781
Edinburgh, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Brilliant session. Although we didn’t tour the distillery. We did out tasting in a whisky cellar. It had great atmosphere, the whisky tasted amazing snd got good sampling sizes, the best part and what made the session was David, he was so knowledgable and made it very relaxing and was a bit of a comedian. It was a fab tasting and worth trying.
Written 26 September 2021
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toriedorie
manchester14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Just got back from the Bunnahabhain warehouse 9 tour with our host Colin and got to say out of all the whisky tours I’ve been on (which is quite a few) this was by far the best and all down to Colin’s great personality and delivery. His knowledge mixed with fantastic humour made the tasting! The drams were really great and we got a free glass with the tasting. Great value, great drams and a bit of stand up comedy throw in! Thanks Colin!!
Written 12 August 2021
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