Relax and enjoy a dram from our incredible whisky collection or choose from our amazing range of  local gins and beers

Islay is, of course, renowned for its whisky, and The Lochside, which is just a stone’s throw from Bowmore Distillery, is home to an incredible collection of over 200 bottles. 

From the teenage spirit of Ardbeg’s Very Young to the mature flavours of a 42 year old Black Bowmore, The Lochside’s whisky range showcases the fascinating range of styles and flavours that makes Islay whisky so captivating. Our collection also captures moments in time – from Bowmore 1979, created from whisky distilled in the 1950s and 1960s and released in 1979 to commemorate Bowmore Distillery’s bicentenary; to more recent Fèis Ìle releases and distillery exclusives.

While we hold many rare and unique bottlings, our gantry is home to extensive ranges from each of Islay’s distilleries – from the core ranges to a variety of different styles and finishes - offering something for everyone. 

Not sure what to choose? We create bespoke whisky flights for guests – everyone’s palate, preferences and budget is different and, for us, drams are all about good conversation so our amazing team will chat to you about all things whisky - from your flavour preferences to which distilleries you’ve visited - and curate a bespoke selection of three drams.

And we're not all about whisky at The Lochside! We have a great selection of local gins, including Nerabus, Jukebox and The Botanist from Islay as well as Lussa from the neighbouring Isle of Jura; Earra Gael Salt Vodka – a collaboration between Beinn an Tuirc Distillers in Kintyre and Islay’s Orsay Sea Salt; small-batch Deer Island rum from Jura and rums from Islay Rum; local beers from Islay Ales; and a wonderful wine list!