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Our Distillery

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.

Visit Us

***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 bookings@arranwhisky.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.

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

Learn about the art of whisky making from professional guides, see where we make all of our whiskies and at the end of the tour enjoy a dram or two. Tours 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?

CASKS Cafe

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

Production Director

James MacTaggart

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Production Director

James MacTaggart

James safeguards and protects the outstanding quality of our Single Malt. Not much gets past the watchful eye of James as he carefully monitors each and every cask we produce.

Stillmen

Stuart Gast, Gordon Bloy, John McMullen, Ryan Wilson, Mhairi Hartley, John Dowens

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Stillmen

Stuart Gast, Gordon Bloy, John McMullen, Ryan Wilson, Mhairi Hartley, John Dowens

Our Stillmen work tirelessly 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. With great humour and dedication, these guys are at the heart of our operations in Lochranza. Mhairi, our Distillery Admin Assistant, keeps them all 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.