Tours

We offer a range of tours all led by our fantastic tour guides who have become well known for giving some of the most entertaining and informative tours in the industry. We have a variety of different tours and something to suit all visitors. 

There’s something magical about the alchemy of whisky making, and there’s no better way to appreciate it than by visiting a distillery. As one of the few independent distilleries in Scotland - and one that proudly follows traditional practice - we promise a particularly fascinating experience. Our Visitor Centre was awarded Distillery Visitor Experience of the Year by Scottish Field Magazine in both 2014 & 2015 and in 2017 we were awarded Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism by the prestigious Drinks Business Magazine.  We pride ourselves on offering the warmest of welcomes to our home village.

We welcome visitors all year round, with tours of the distillery and warehouse, as well as tutored tastings, and short 'Drop Inn' tours inbetween the main tours which are great for families with young children. Numbers for all tours are limited, so we would advise booking tour places in advance, especially during the very busy summer months.  Our Visitor Centre, shop and CASKS Cafe are open every day if you’d just like to drop in and soak up the uniquely calming atmosphere. CASKS Cafe serves a variety of soups, local cheese and meat platters and of course a selection of coffees, teas and home baking.

Our summer season began on Monday 6th March and lasts until 5th November 2017. During this time we are  open 7 days 10am - 5.30pm with CASKS Cafe closing at 5pm. 

Winter Hours: 10am - 4pm, 6th Nov - 31st Dec 2017/3rd Feb - 2nd March 2018.

We are closed on 25th & 26th Dec 2017.  We are also closed for the whole of January 2018 for essential maintenance to take place.

  • Distillery Tour

    Cost
    £8.00 Concessions £7.00 Children 8-17 Free
    Times
    10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00
    Duration
    45mins

    Departs from reception and begins with a short film. Includes a welcome dram of 14 year-old and a taste of the Arran Gold Cream Liqueur. These tours can be busy during peak periods- we advise calling in advance to book to avoid disappointment. Call (+44) 01770 830 264 or enquire using the button below. Due to health and safety, unfortunately children under 8 are not permitted to access production areas of the distillery however our Drop Inn tour (info below) is an ideal alternative.

    You can purchase a combined Distillery & Tutored Tasting Tour Ticket for £20.00. In this instance you take the Distillery Tour first, followed by the Tutored Tasting. Please note that if you decide to combine the two, the latest Distillery Tour you can take is the 3pm one, followed by the 4pm Tutored Tasting.

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  • Tutored Tasting

    Cost
    £15.00
    Times
    11.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00
    Duration
    45mins

    Meet in reception where you will be welcomed and accompanied to our tasting bar. There you will try 4 drams of selected Arran Single Malts. Over 18s only. Includes a £5 discount voucher for any Single Malt purchased in our shop over the value of £30. These tours can be busy during peak periods- we advise calling in advance to book to avoid disappointment. Call (+44) 01770 830 264 or enquire using the button below.
    You can purchase a combined Distillery & Tasting Tour Ticket for £20.00. In this instance you will take the Distillery Tour followed by the Tutored Tasting. Please note that the latest combined tour and tasting you can take is the 3pm Distillery Tour followed by the 4pm Tutored Tasting.

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  • Drop Inn Tour

    Cost
    £4.00
    Times
    Usually in between regular tours
    Duration
    20mins

    Our Drop Inn tours are ideal for families with small children. They are subject to availbility and usually held in between the regular tours (usually on the half hour, every hour). They include a short 15 minutes film in our mock crofters cottage and a dram of our whisky. Unfortunately, children under 8 are not permitted in the Distillery building due to health and safety regulations. This tour is an ideal opportunity for your to get a flavour of our distillery if you are not able to take the full tour.

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Lochranza is the most stunning setting for a distillery and the people of Arran always have a warm welcome.

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