The Machrie - Whisky Experience

Whisky Experience

Only a 45-minute flight away, the Queen of the Hebrides is one of the world’s foremost destinations for whisky lovers – boasting eight different distilleries.

With Loganair, you can fly directly to Islay from Glasgow for a Laphroaig whisky tour, which includes lunch in the newly revamped luxury Machrie hotel.

Upon arrival at Islay Airport, visitors will be driven to Laphroaig for a tour of the town’s famous distillery, getting the chance to sample its richly flavoured products or buy a bottle for later.

Guests will then be transferred to the comfort of the Machrie Hotel, where they will enjoy a delicious two-course lunch served with a dram of choice before being greeted by the venue’s whisky ambassador, who will host a tasting session and share expert knowledge of the ‘water of life’ before a transfer back to the airport and short flight home to Glasgow.

To book

The package includes a day's return from Glasgow, transport for the day, a Laphroaig distillery tour, a 2-course lunch with coffee and a dram of whisky, and a whisky taste testing experience.

  • £252 pp


If you would like to book, please call 01496 302022.

Terms and conditions

Prices are subject to availability.

In the event of delays or weather disruption, if these impact the time available for your day away, you will be given the option to change to an alternative date.

A minimum group size of 2 people applies; a maximum group size may also apply depending on availability. So that you know, you must be 18+ to participate in this day away.

If you encounter any issues on your day away, please get in touch with +44 1496 302022; our specialist team will gladly assist.

Lunch is two courses; the third course is not included.

Any liquids over 100ml must go in the aircraft hold and be safely wrapped up.

Each passenger is entitled to one free bag in the aircraft that holds up to 15kg. A 20% non-refundable deposit is required when booking, with the balance payable no later than six weeks before departure.

If booked within six weeks of departure, full payment is required. I would strongly recommend that you seek adequate travel insurance for your trip.

Loganair cannot make recommendations on the suitability of the cover.

If you reduce the group size, a loss of deposit is applicable for each seat cancelled and is not transferable.

It is advised that customers do not drink additional spirits other than those included on the tour – customers must be fit to fly on their return flight.