Distillery Visits

Scotland + Islay = Distilleries! The purpose of this whisky adventure is to visit all 8 distilleries on Islay over a 5-night stay on the island. We will also stay 3 nights in Glasgow.

On this tour we will visit Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Laphroaig, Bunnahabhain, Kilchoman, Bowmore and Bruichladdich.

Unique Excursions

Excursions on this tour include some fun whisky-related activities including cutting peat, walking to the water source at Laphroaig, playing in the malted barley at Bowmore, and having a fun evening tasting with the Islay Whisky Club.

In Glasgow we do a historical walking tour in the heart of the city as well as many whisky bar and shop visits.

The Journey

Getting to Islay is part of the whole experience. Going by ferry, at least one way, makes for a great journey. Our tour plans to take the ferry to Islay and travel back to Glasgow via airplane.

To see Islay and Jura across the water makes for a special day.



  • Lagavulin
  • Ardbeg
  • Caol Ila
  • Laphroaig
  • Bunnahabhain
  • Kilchoman
  • Bowmore
  • Bruichladdich


  • Glasgow Walking Tour
  • Tasting with the Islay Whisky Club
  • Peat Cutting
  • Whisky Bars
  • Group Dining
  • Many other treats

Saturday, September 16 – Arrive in Glasgow for a 1-night stay.  Walking Tour of Glasgow in the afternoon.

Sunday, September 17 – After breakfast at the hotel, we take the bus to Kennecraig to catch the ferry to Islay.  Upon arriving in Bowmore we settle in the hotel for a 5-night stay.

Monday, September 18 – Morning tour and warehouse tasting at Lagavulin. Lunch at the Ardebeg Cafe followed by a tour and warehouse tasting at Ardbeg. Dinner in Port Ellen.

Tuesday, September 19 – Morning chocolate and whisky tasting at Caol Ila. Water to Whisky Tour at Laphroaig that includes a picnic lunch at the water source, peat cutting and a warehouse tasting. Evening tasting with the Islay Whisky Club.

Wednesday, September 20 – Morning tour and warehouse tasting at Bunnahabhain. Lunch at the Kilchoman followed by a tour and tasting.

Thursday, September 21 – Morning tour and warehouse tasting at Bowmore. Afternoon tour and tasting at Bruichladdich.

Friday, September 22 – We fly back to Glasgow and have the evening at leisure.

Saturday, September 23 – Free day in Glasgow to explore. Optional daytrip tour to Auchentoshan.

Sunday, September 24 – Departure from Glasgow back to the US

  • 8 overnights stays in Glasgow and Bowmore, Islay
  • Transportation within Scotland
  • Distillery Tours and Tastings
  • Whisky Tasting with the Islay Whisky Tasting
  • Ferry and Air to and from Islay
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and entrances
  • 8 breakfasts (hotel), 1 lunch
  • Guides and drivers
Not Included
  • Transportation to or from Scotland (air) before/after tour
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks during included meals, unless noted
  • Tips to driver

We select the best hotel for the group in downtown Louisville with walking access to restaurants and all local attractions.

$2395 USD Per Person

A deposit of $395 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.

Single Supplement $1000

Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour

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