This year's Arran Whisky Festival will be hosted by Lagg Distillery!

Visit Lagg for festival info

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Our Distillery

Production began at our first distillery in beautiful Lochranza almost 30 years ago.  Many other locations were considered at the time, but the proximity to Loch na Davie provided us with a rather special source of fresh water for distilling.  We knew this would hold us in good stead in the years to come.  Our second distillery opened in the south of the island in 2019 at Lagg, where we make a very unique style of peated single malt.

Visit Us

Tastings and sit-in service in our cafes at Lochranza and Lagg Distilleries are available. We also have recently installed Electric Vehicle chargers in the car parks at both Distilleries so if you have an EV or PHEV you can now travel between the two places in the safe knowledge that you can charge your car!  We look forward to welcoming you.

Visit Us

As one of the few independent distilleries in Scotland - and one that proudly follows traditional practice - we promise a particularly fascinating experience. Check our opening hours.

Tours & Tastings

Learn about the art of whisky making from professional guides and enjoy a dram or two. Whisky tastings are suitable for whisky lovers and those new to Scotland’s finest export.

Our Approach

What makes our whiskies special is simply the quality of the water on Arran, the quality of the barley we select and the skill of our talented distillers to combine the two.

Buy a Whisky Cask

Would you like to own your very own Arran cask?


Our CASKS Cafe is part of Visit Scotland's 'Taste our Best' initiative and is the perfect place to enjoy our island hospitality.

Distillery Manager

Stewart Bowman

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Distillery Manager

Stewart Bowman

Stewart safeguards and protects the outstanding quality of our Single Malt. Not much gets past the watchful eye of Stewart as he carefully monitors each and every cask we produce. He leads the team with great humour and understanding and has the absolute respect of everyone who works with him.

Production Team

Mhairi Soutter, Stephen Lea, Jamie Miller, Gavin Mainds, Stewart Bowman, Robbie Rhead, Rory Morrison, Katie Morrison

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Production Team

Mhairi Soutter, Stephen Lea, Jamie Miller, Gavin Mainds, Stewart Bowman, Robbie Rhead, Rory Morrison, Katie Morrison

Our stillhouse and warehouse teams work tirelessly in all weathers to make sure that every step of the whisky making process goes smoothly and that there is no compromise on the excellent quality spirit that we produce. We are in the fortunate position of having two great production teams anchored at either end of the island in Lochranza and Lagg, and they always muck in to help one another when needed. Mhairi and Katie are in charge of Operations & Logistics at Lochranza and Lagg respectively and they keep all the guys in line!

Very informative & entertaining tour & tasting. Helpful & friendly staff. Wonderful whisky-14 year recommended! Excellent quality & range of food in cafe. Good range of products in shop. Definitely worth a visit!
Karen W from Switzerland (courtesy of Trip Advisor)

Our Distillers share their thoughts...

James, David and Graham talk about the past, present and future of distilling and island life.