Ours is the only working distillery on an island that was once home to many of the illicit stills on the west coast of Scotland. This is where we distill the unique character of Arran - known as Scotland in miniature - into an incomparable whisky.
Our Visitor Centre was awarded Scottish Field Magazine's Visitor Experience of the Year 2014 & 2015. We were also awarded 'Best Contribution to Wine & spirits Tourism' by prestigious magazine 'The Drinks Business' in 2017. We are very proud of our award-winning team and guarantee a wonderful, personal welcome to our home. As well as tours, our CASKS Cafe is an excellent place to relax and enjoy a well-earned coffee, or indeed something stronger. We support Visit Scotland's 'Taste our Best' initiative, showcasing the very best of local island produce. Hot food is served until 3.30pm.
VISITOR CENTRE OPENING HOURS
10am - 4pm 7 days a week (3rd February - 2nd March 2018)
10am - 5.15pm 7 days a week (3rd March - 4th November 2018)
Special note about our hours:
Winter Hours: 10am - 4pm, 3rd Feb - 2nd March 2018. On 3rd March 2018 we will be open 7 days 10am - 5.15pm.
We are closed for the whole of January 2018 for essential maintenance to take place.
Please note that North Ayrshire Council are currently working on carriageway resurfacing and widening on the A841 Bogullie (Sannox to Lochranza, near Witches Bridge.) Contractors are working 7 days a week.
The road will be closed 09:15 - 16:30 daily with traffic signals being in place overnight in the interests of public safety. These works commenced on 29th January and are anticipated to be completed by 23rd March 2018. You can still reach us via the B880 String Road, however you will need to allow an extra 30 minuates for your journey.
Our summer season will begin again on Saturday 3rd March and will last until Sunday 4th November 2018. During this time we are open 7 days 10am - 5.15pm with CASKS Cafe closing at 4.45pm.
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.
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.
Our CASKS Cafe is part of Visit Scotland's 'Taste our Best' initiative and is the perfect place to enjoy our island hospitality.
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.
Gordon Bloy, John Dowens, Graham Omand, John McMullen and Ben Tattersfield
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.
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!