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8 Feb 2019


Tickets will be on sale on Sunday 24th February from 10am!

This year, our Arran Malt & Music Festival will take place from Friday 28th - Sunday 30th June,  with the main Festival Day on Saturday 29th June.

A full programme of masterclasses will be available to take part in on the day, including the hugely popular Ultimate Masterclass.

The line-up of masterclass tickets, with the exception of the Ultimate Masterclass and the White Stag Masterclass, will be sold on on Sunday 24th February from 10am.

Here is what we have got in store for you!

White Stag Dinner – Friday 28th June 6.30pm for 7pm. £100 per ticket.

The White Stag Dinner is in its 7th year and will take place on the Friday evening in the Grand Marquee in the grounds of the Distillery. It is set to be another great evening with good conversation and the usual fantastic, exclusive drams!  It’s always a wonderful opportunity to get together with the Arran White Stags; the community of Arran friends worldwide who join us and support us on our journey through the whisky world. You will be welcomed with a Champagne reception and go on to enjoy a three course meal featuring some of the best local island produce.  Drams of choice will accompany the evening and each guest will take home a commemorative 20cl bottle of an exclusive expression of our Single Malt which will be kept as a surprise until the evening itself! Each table will be hosted by a different member of the Arran Team.  All White Stags are kindly requested to wear something White!  Tickets for The White Stag Dinner will go on sale on on Sunday 24th February at 10am.

Arran Malt & Music Festival – Saturday 29th June 11am - 5pm.

Entrance is free of charge. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. You will have the opportunity to take short guided tours of the distillery and there will be stalls and our famous whisky bar where you can try some of our whiskies by the dram, as well as enjoy local beers and other refreshments. There will also be food stalls where you can try some delicious local produce for lunch to keep you fortified during the music and masterclasses. Hourly tastings in our Tasting Bar with our amazingly knowledgable Tour Guides will be available for those who don’t want to take a full masterclass - tickets available to purchase on the day.


Whisky & Food – John Boyd and Campbell Laing. 1pm – 2pm. Crofters Cottage. £25 per ticket.

This fantastic interactive whisky and food-pairing masterclass includes specially prepared canapés to accompany your whisky while hosts John and Campbell investigate what makes certain food and whisky work together so well! A great chance to get some great chat with one of our legendary tour guides Campbell and taste some of John’s delicious food – an ideal combination! Hosted in the atmospheric Crofter’s Cottage, this will be a most enjoyable class.

Mariella Romano - 1.00pm - 2.00pm.  Rowan House.  £40 per ticket.  Limited spaces.

Join our Global Brand Ambassador for a tasting with some Italian passion and flair!  Mariella has some fantastic Arran Malt expressions up her sleeve and is excited to host a Masterclass at her first Malt and Music Festival. 

Lucy Coomber - 1.30pm - 2.30pm. Bonded Warehouse. £40 per ticket. Limited spaces.

Lucy has recently joined the Arran Sales Team and has a cracking line up for her masterclass this year - all to be revealed very soon!  Join her for some great chat, stories and of course some fantastic drams!

Andy Bell - 1.45pm – 2.45pm. Bonded Warehouse 1. £40 per ticket. Limited spaces.

Join Andy Bell for his annual masterclass which always holds a few surprises!  Andy will take you through a selection of his favourite Arran whiskies and entertainment and good banter is guaranteed. This one sells out quickly so make sure you book quickly.

Corrie Morland  - 2pm – 3pm. White Stag Tasting. For signed up White Stags only. Bonded Warehouse 6.  £40 per ticket. 

A White Stag get together!  Join Corrie in meeting up with some other members of our Arran White Stag community and enjoy the true spirit of the community as you share whiskies specially selected for this special tasting! This masterclass is restricted to 25 spaces and names of participants will be drawn at random.

Ultimate Masterclass – Selecting the official 2020 Festival bottling with Managing Director Euan Mitchell.  2.30pm – 3.30pm.  Blending Room, Rowan House. £100 per ticket.

Gain access to our Master Distiller's private blending room in Rowan House to spend an hour with Euan tasting cask samples specially chosen for this unique tasting! This masterclass is restricted to 10 spaces and names of participants will be drawn at random.

Whisky & Chocolate Pairing – John Boyd and Campbell Laing. 2.45pm – 3.45pm. Crofters Cottage. £25 per ticket.

We are bringing back the chocolate and whisky masterclass for 2019 due to popular demand! Bringing together our own Single Malt with the artisan chocolates of master chocolatier James of Arran based in Brodick, this decadent experience is bound to delight your tastebuds! Handmade chocolates perfectly matched with the best of our drams, sit back, relax and enjoy the sweet taste of Arran!

Stillmens' Master Class – The Stillmen. 3pm – 4pm. Bonded Warehouse 3. £40 per ticket. Limited spaces.

One of our most popular classes! Led by Stillsman John Dowens, this masterclass is held in Bonded Warehouse No 3. The exclusive session with great banter will see John and the other stillmen draw drams from six of their personal favourite casks; some extraordinary whisky will be sampled – it’s the chance to try some casks that are earmarked especially by the guys that make the whisky. With limited places this one is always a sell-out, so be quick!

Evening Ceilidh - 8pm - Midnight £15 per ticket ( optional bus/ceilidh ticket £20)

Let your hair down and get your (comfy) dancing shoes on for the evening ceilidh which is held in the Grand Marquee in the Distillery grounds.  'Heron Valley' will be headlining the event along with our very own 'James and the Staves' band who will be keeping us entertained until it's time to turn into a pumpkin...that's if you haven't already! Tickets are limited and will go on sale on at 10am on Sunday 24th February.

Please be aware that the Distillery and Visitor Centre grounds will be closed and inaccessible to the general public between 5pm and 7.45pm

The Long Lagg Lunch - Sunday 30th June - Lagg Distillery. £50 per ticket. Limited Spaces.

We are delighted to announce there will be a special "survivors lunch" at Lagg Distillery hosted by our very own fabulous Faye Waterlow and Graham Omand, our new Distillery Manager at Lagg. Full details to follow so please watch this will go on sale for this extra special event on Sunday 24th February at make sure you don't sleep in!! 

How do we get our tickets?

All tickets except those for the Ultimate Masterclass and the White Stag Masterclass will be sold from

The Ultimate and the White Stag Masterclasses are likely to be popular, so in order to make things as fair as possible, we will draw names from a hat to allocate the tickets for these two classes. There are 10 places available for the Ultimate Masterclass, and 25 places available on the White Stag Masterclass (and you must be a signed up White Stag to attend the latter).  

If you would like the chance to purchase a ticket for these, here is what you need to do: 

1) E-mail between Thursday 14th February 7pm and Tuesday 19th February 4pm 2019 entitling your e-mail ULTIMATE MASTERCLASS or WHITE STAG MASTERCLASS. Please note that you can request a ticket for both classes but if your name is drawn for both you will be asked to make a choice between the classes as they are held at the same time.

2) In your e-mail please provide us with your full name, address and contact telephone number, and confirm if it's the Ultimate or White Stag masterclass that you are interested in (or both).

3) Please bear in mind that names on the tickets are non-transferrable. If you e-mail on behalf of someone else and are successful in obtaining a ticket, we will not be able to transfer it over to the other person. In this instance, we will re-draw the name and re-allocate the ticket.

4) We will draw 10 names for Euan's Ultimate Masterclass and 25 names for the White Stag Masterclass and contact everyone by Friday 22nd February at 5pm.  You will have until 5pm on Monday 25th February to call 01786 431902 to confirm your participation in the masterclass you have applied to join and pay for your ticket. If you do not get in touch with us, we will contact the next person on the reserve list.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to Arran for another wonderful weekend celebrating Arran Whisky, music and friendship!