How to find us

Ardbeg Distillery
Port Ellen,
PA42 7EA. Tel: +44 (0) 1496 302244

Getting to Islay takes a little bit of effort. But what pilgrimage doesn't? It's well worth it.  Especially when you turn off the Port Ellen Road and trundle down to the Distillery. Welcome. You’ve arrived at the greatest Distillery on Earth.

By Car Ferry:

Caledonian MacBrayne (tel: 0800 066 5000 / run the ferry between Kennacraig on the mainland and Port Askaig on Islay. Normally 3 sailings daily, except Wednesdays and Sundays. Time: 2 hours. Prices start at £10.70 for a foot passenger and from £59 for a car (Winter Prices). Coach services operate from Glasgow to Kennacraig - contact Scottish Citylink Coaches on 0871 266 33 33 (new number from March) /

By Air:   

Flybe (tel From UK only: 0871 700 2000, from outside UK: +44 (0)1392 268529) fly from Glasgow to Islay twice daily. Time: 30 mins. The little plane flies over Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and the Kildalton Distilleries before landing right beside the beach.

When on Islay you can use local taxi companies to get about:

Carol's Cabs (01496) 302155        07775 782155
Rhinn's Taxis (01496) 850170        07771 921157
Lamon't Taxis (01496) 810449        07899 756159
Fiona's Taxi's (01496) 302622        07808 303200

D&N Mackenzie (01496) 302300
Islay Car Hire (01496) 810544        07824 665099

Old Kiln Cafe opening times:

OPENING TIMES 10:00 TO 16:30

Distillery opening times:

JANUARY: Monday to Friday
FEBRUARY: Monday to Friday
MARCH: Monday to Friday
APRIL: 7 days a week
MAY: 7 days a week
JUNE: 7 days a week
JULY: 7 days a week
AUGUST: 7 days a week
SEPTEMBER: 7 days a week
OCTOBER: 7 days a week *closed 19th, 20th, 21st October
NOVEMBER: Monday to Friday
DECEMBER: Monday to Friday *closed 24th December 2015 - 5th January 2016 (inclusive)

The Distillery and Old Kiln Café will be closed to visitors on:

13th August 2015
28th August 2015
3rd September 2015
19th, 20th, 21st October
24th December 2015 - 5th January 2016 (inclusive)

You’ll find accommodation details and other Island information at: