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Laphroaig Distillery

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Address: Port Ellen, Scotland
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+44 1496 302418
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For nearly 200 years a small team of dedicated islanders have worked here...

For nearly 200 years a small team of dedicated islanders have worked here to create what is considered to be the most distinctive single malt in the world. Of course over time the people change, but our traditional methods, the ancient skills and absolute dedication to quality always remains.

We would be proud if you make the journey to visit our home and you will be assured of the warmest of welcomes when you do.

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A must visit when on Islay

My wife and I visited the Distillery for a tour just before the New Year and were made extremely welcome from the word go by the big friendly gentlemen running the shop. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Distillery for a tour just before the New Year and were made extremely welcome from the word go by the big friendly gentlemen running the shop. The tour itself is one of the best Distillery tours I have done in part due to the additional element of the in house malting process. It was... More 

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Visby, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

From Port Ellen you can catch three very different distilleries, Laphroig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. Laphroig is the one who really does a lot to keep it´s visitors satisfied. The dram in a 5 cl bottle, the square feet of land and the rich museum are just samples. Add to that a very good tour (not the best, Jura and Bruichladdich... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This distillery offers more for its fans than any other distillery on the island. Plenty of eye candy to experience and things to look at and enjoy throughout the entire grounds. Since It just experienced the 200 year anniversary of the distillery, there is a lot of paraphernalia about it to look at and it's fantastic. The gift shop has... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our group had a very interesting "Bespoke Tour", given with great enthusiasm by Susan, followed by a tasting of 4 diverse whiskies. The whole operation is very professional and modern, with more than a touch of branding. It was probably the most informative of the distillery tours we did. Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This was definitely one of the best distillery tours we did on Islay. Our tour guide was David who has worked there since 1974! He was extremely informative and kept the tour going at a fast pace so we all enjoyed it. After the tour you get to try a dram each and you get a complimentary whisky glass to... More 

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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We did the regular distillery tour as the super premium water to whisky was unfortunately all booked solid. Moral of the story book ahead! Still we really enjoyed the informative & inexpensive tour. Tasted 3 whiskeys,...planted our flag as a friend of laphroaig. Picked up some great baseball caps as souvenirs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We had a private tour as part of our friend's wedding. James was an excellent tour guide and it was fascinating to see the distillery at work. A beautiful setting with breathtaking scenery. Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Excellent visitors centre, friendly informative staff and first rate tour and value for money. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

whenever we visit Islay this distillery is a must: friendly service, always a dram and then shopping in the brilliant shop

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Laphroaig has a really fabulous more in depth tour, that includes a warehouse tasting with the drawing from three casks. You bottle a 250 ml bottle of your favorite cask. This tour is well worth the 60GBP.

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