Production began at our first distillery in beautiful Lochranza almost 25 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 last year at Lagg, where we make a very unique style of peated single malt.
***UPDATE*** 8th October 2020
*Please note* Additional restrictions are in place from Friday 9th October until Sunday 25th October.
Instead of the usual format, you will spend time with our guide as they talk you through the drams, processes and history and you will then receive your drams to take away with you in Driver's drams bottles, not for consumption on the premises. The cost of this revised tasting is slightly lower at only £10 for the tasting instead of the usual £15 and still includes the voucher for £5 off the price of a 70cl bottle of malt whisky. These arrangements are hopefully temporary whilst restrictions are in place until the end of October and are subject to change should further clarification come from the Scottish Government.
Please note that our Lochranza Visitor Centre gift shop is open 1oam - 4pm 7 days a week. Tours are not currently available, however we have a 12pm and a 2.30pm tasting available 7 days a week. These MUST be booked in advance. Read more about these tastings and how to book.
CASKS Cafe is currently still closed, however from Thursday 8th October our coffee bar downstairs is offering teas, coffees, sandwiches and a selection of soft drinks and snacks to take away. A selection of freshly prepared sandwiches are available to purchase from our Arran Malt Shop too. Please note that these are all takeaway only and that until 25th October we are unable to serve alcohol from our coffee bar. Our reception is open for general enquiries. Please email email@example.com or call 01770 830 264.
Opening hours at our sister Distillery Lagg are back to full time summer hours - 7 days a week 10am - 5.30pm. The Lagg Gift Shop is open from 10am-5.30pm, three tastings a day are available at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 3pm. Please visit www.laggwhisky.com for more information.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming our customers back to both our Distilleries. Thank you for you continued support and cooperation!
You can read more about the changes that we made to our Visitor Centres due to the COVID-19 pandemic here.