The Botanist Tours

come and visit us!

We are delighted to confirm that from 1st April we will be open 11:00 – 17:00 seven days a week and will be offering a variety of distillery tours and experiences – please book using our online booking system below.

It’s been two long years since we were last able to take tours and we are looking forward to seeing lots of new and familiar faces!

For the rest of March the Laddie Shop is open Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 17:00 for tastings and general retail. No booking is required to visit the shop.

We understand that everywhere is at different stages of covid restriction easing, it can get very confusing!

However, when you visit us we will still require you to wear a face covering and either scan in using the Test & Protect App or sign in ye olde fashioned way at the door.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Bruichladdich!

Distillery Tours

Visit Bruichladdich Distillery on the Isle of Islay, home of The Botanist, and enjoy one of our new gin experiences.

Tour information

Choose from the tours below.

THE BOTANIST DISTILLED

THE BOTANIST – DISTILLED

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BOTANIST GIN AND THE BRUICHLADDICH DISTILLERY STORY

Adult (18+) £7.50

Tour limited to 10 participants. Youth (up to 17 years old): Free when accompanied by a paying adult. Duration: 1 hour.

In this essential tour, you’ll learn the incredible history of Bruichladdich and The Botanist Islay Dry Gin. This experience will introduce you to our still, Ugly Betty, and our unique distillation process followed by a tutored tasting of The Botanist to understand the influence of the 22 hand-foraged Islay botanicals on its flavour profile. Children are permitted on this tour. Miniature of The Botanist Gin + tonic of choice available for drivers to take away.

FORAGED COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE

IMPROVE YOUR COCKTAIL MAKING AT THE BOTANIST BAR

Adult (18+) £30.00

(Over 18’s only)

Tour limited to 12 participants. Duration: 1½ hours.

In this interactive session, you’ll learn about the incredible flavours of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin and how to accentuate these in different cocktails. You’ll be shown how to incorporate wild flavours into your drinks and how to make a foraged syrup. This experience includes a Botanist & tonic, 2x cocktails instruction plus a mini foraged syrup sample and complimentary cocktail book to take home.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions?

book your visit online

Mary and the Laddie Shop lassies and laddies would be glad to organise a tour of our distillery for you and the distilling team will happily answer any questions you may have. To ensure we can give you the time that you deserve, please book your visit. Unfortunately we cannot offer tours over the festive period but the visitor centre will be open for tastings.

*Please Note: Once purchased, all tours are NON-REFUNDABLE. Children are permitted on Distillery & Botanist tours but unfortunately not on the Warehouse Experience. Booking only required for adults but if you’re bringing the kids please add a note to let us know.

 

Please note, Our address is:

Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA49 7UN.

We have an administrative office in Glasgow, but it is not open to the public. It looks, smells, and sounds like just an office so you mightn’t want to go out of your way to visit there. Be warned that Google and Google Maps may take you to the wrong place; the postcode you’ll be needing for directions for a distillery tour is PA49 7UN.

CASK VISITS

Customer cask visits are Friday mornings only and must be pre-booked at casks@bruichladdich.com

 

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