Lagg Cask Society
Be part of a new island whisky legacy.
We are delighted to bring you the first opportunity to become part of our journey with the new Lagg Distillery over the coming months as we approach our first ever production at the end of this year.
We would like to invite you to become members of the Lagg Cask Society.
This is a once in a decade opportunity to get involved in the journey of Lagg Single Malt right from the beginning. Only 700 casks are being set aside for members of the Lagg Cask Society, and once these are all allocated, no more casks will be sold to private individuals from Lagg Distillery for the first ten years of production.
The Bourbon Barrels will contain approximately 280 70cl bottles-worth of a new, heavily-peated (50ppm) Single Malt that will be the style of whisky produced at the Lagg Distillery.
Each of casks, priced at £6,000, will remain at the distillery for a minimum of ten years of maturation under the careful eye of the Lagg Distillery team. The casks owners will then have the opportunity to bottle the spirit, complete with a limited-edition Lagg Cask Society label, or pay an annual fee to continue the maturation process until the desired age is attained. It is expected that the casks will be laid down in late 2018.
As well as being the proud owner of one of the first casks of Lagg Whisky, membership of the Lagg Cask Society guarantees a bottle from the very first cask to be filled at Lagg ( a Sherry Butt) which will be bottled at 46% once it reaches 10 years old, and is reserved exclusively for the Society. In addition, each member will have their name displayed on the Lagg ‘Wall of Fame’ and receive an invite to the Lagg Cask Society Members Day for a first-look at the Distillery and Visitor Centre before its official opening in spring 2019.
Additional benefits include a free stay at the historic Lagg Hotel, a 12 month Arran golf pass, complimentary tours of Lagg and 10% off all purchases in the Visitor Centre for 10 years.
We are proud to be bringing whisky production back to the south end of Arran. The area was a hotbed of distilling, both legal and illicit, during the early nineteenth century and the Arran ‘waters’ were in great demand on the mainland.
The Lagg Cask Society is the next chapter of the story of Single Malt Whisky on Arran. The Society casks will be the first to be filled on the south of the island in over 170 years – a continuation of a long and proud heritage of whisky making on Arran.
In releasing these casks for purchase, we are inviting people to join the Arran family and lay down an exclusive Lagg dram that they can call their own for a fee in line with prices currently being paid for individual bottles of rare Single Malt. Bottles from the Lagg Cask Society barrels will provide unique opportunities for gifts and investment, the ideal present to lay down for future generations, as well as the simple enjoyment of sampling the finest of spirits.
We have incredibly exciting plans for the Lagg Distillery and it is a very exciting time to be involved and to enjoy watching a new dimension of whisky production on Arran being brought to life by our passionate and knowledgable team. We have spent the past 22 years bringing the Arran Single Malt from our Lochranza Distillery into over 50 markets worldwide and we look forward to doing the same with Lagg and making Arran a true island whisky destination.
Our Master Distiller James MacTaggart has over 40 years of experience in the whisky industry and gives us great reassurance that our spirit is in very good hands at the South end of Arran. “To own one of the first casks from a Distillery is a rare opportunity indeed and with my years of experience in the industry I firmly believe the Lagg Single Malt will mature into something truly magical”.
You can find out more information about the Lagg Cask Society from www.laggwhisky.com and we look forward to you joining us on our adventure!