With a history dating back to the early 1800s and a reputation for producing some of Scotland’s most famous malt whiskies, the Laphroaig distillery is a top choice for whisky lovers and one of several renowned distilleries on the Isle of Islay. Laphroaig’s biggest claim to fame is its distinctive single malt whisky, the only one in Scotland to bear the Royal Warrant of the Prince of Wales, and allegedly His Royal Highness’ favorite whisky.
Today, the Laphroaig distillery is open to visitors for tours and tastings, and whisky enthusiasts can learn about the traditional methods, visit the malting floors, mash house and stills, and sample a dram of whisky. There’s also a visitor center and shop, where visitors can learn the history of Laphroaig and purchase whiskies and souvenirs.
The Laphroaig Distillery is located in Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay in the Scottish Hebrides Islands. The distillery visitor center is open daily (weekdays only in January and February) from 9.45am 5pm and tours and tastings start from £6 at the time of writing.