Isle of Arran Distillery

The Brand

Arran is both beautiful and unique. With its mountains, lowlands, glens, lochs and royal castles, it has all the scenery of Scotland and affectionately known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’.

The Isle of Arran Distillery was built in the foothills of the village of Lochranza in 1994 and the first spirit ran from the stills on 29th June 1995 bringing legal distillation back to Arran after more than 150 years.

The Distillery was a brand new enterprise and since that first day in June 1995 when the first ever cask was filled, it has gone on to produce a world class Single Malt Whisky which has won international acclaim.

Double-distilled from un-peated malt, the Arran Single Malt is matured in both ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon casks for perfect balance. The result is a fuller bodied dram with a delightful sweet-fruity character that shows maturity far beyond its years. They only use the traditional methods of distilling, with wooden washbacks and copper stills, designed to their exact specification.

The Arran Single Malts are mostly made from un-peated Malt, with the exception of the two expressions of peated Machrie Moor Single Malts, and they don’t use caramel for artificial colouring.

All of their Single Malts are non-chillfiltered, which means they’re natural in pigment and exactly the way whisky should be!

The first ever 10 year-old from the Distillery was launched in 2006 and their 14 year-old followed in 2010. In February 2016 they released their first ever core range 18 year-old which brings their staple offering to a 10, 14 and 18 year-old Single Malt.

Master Distiller 

Products

  • The Arran Malt 10 year-old
  • The Arran Malt 14 year-old
  • The Arran Malt 18 year-old
  • The Arran Malt Cask Finish Single Malts - Sauternes, Port and Amarone Wine
  • The Arran Malt Premium Single Cask Editions Machrie Moor
  • The Peated Arran Robert Burns Single Malt

History

The first spirit ran from the stills at the Isle of Arran Distillery at 14.29 on 29th June 1995, bringing legal distillation to Arran after more than 150 years. The distillery , nestled in the foothills of the village of Lochranza on the north-west tip of Arran, remains the only whisky producer on the island.

Double distilled from unpeated malt, the Arran Single Malt is matured in both ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon casks for perfect balance. The result is a fuller bodied dram with a delightful sweet fruity character that shows maturity far beyond its years.

As a proudly independent Scottish company we do not add any artificial colouring to our Single Malt Scotch Whisky and do not chill-filter at the bottling stage.

Enjoy the official video clip from the Isle of Arran Distillers as featured in the tours of the Lochranza Distillery.

Lagg Distillery

Isle of Arran Distillers remains the only whisky producer on the island, but in 2016 it was granted planning application for a new second Distillery to be built near Lagg in the south of the island. 

Awards

  • Queen's Award for International Trade 2005
  • Distillery of the Year 2007 (Whisky Magazine)
  • Gold Medal Winner Winner San Fransisco World Spirits Competition 2012 & 2013
  • Visitor Experience of the Year 2014 & 2015 - Scottish Field Magazine

Contact

Lochranza
Isle of Arran
KA27 8HJ

01770 830264

Directions

Best Hotels Near Distillery

  • The Douglas Hotel
  • Auchrannie Resort
  • Lochranza SYHA Hostelling Scotland
  • The Lagg Hotel
  • Kildonan Hotel

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