- Telephone 01770 830264
- Opening times Feb–March Mon–Sun 10–4pm. Mid Mar–Oct: Mon–Sun 10am–5:15pm & Cafe: 10–4:30pm
- Food served Hot food in Cafe 10–4pm
- Admission tours £8 for adults, £7 for concessions, 8-18s free.
- Website www.arranwhisky.com
One of the few remaining independent distilleries in Scotland, Isle of Arran Distillers is based at Lochranza. There were over 50, mostly illegal, distilleries on the island in the 19th century. Isle of Arran is now the only one, after production started in 1995. Isle of Arran use no peat in the production process, no caramel for artificial colouring, and no chill filtration. The distillery has a visitor centre and offers tours.
One of the few remaining independent distilleries in Scotland, Isle of Arran Distillers is based up at the wild north-east tip of the island, at Lochranza. In the 19th century, there were over 50, mostly illegal, distilleries on the island. Now there is only one. Production started in here in 1995 and Isle of Arran use no peat in the production process, no caramel for artificial colouring, and no chill filtration. The distillery has a visitor centre and offers tours. In the summer they host the Arran Malt and Music Festival (26–28th June 2015). As well as a banquet, there’s music and whisky masterclasses, including Euan Henderson’s Scotch Broth Masterclass. In 2015 they celebrated the release of their first official 18-year-old whisky. Casks Cafe: On the ‘wild’ northeast shores, under the watchful glaze of a pair of golden eagles, this light and airy cafe/bar offers somewhere comfortable to relax after the excellent distillery tour or a hike along the scenic coast. Skylights give a window onto a 180 degree swoop of the ever-changing Arran sky, the perfect backdrop for toasted sandwiches, soup or 'Distillers Platter' - a selection of smoked salmon, ham and cheese with oatcakes, all locally produced. The popular Arran Gold cream liqueur tastes amazing with hot chocolate or in the Arran Dairies ice cream. Whisky tasting flights are also available, as well as teas and coffees and their popular whisky fruit sponge.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 112
- Open since: 1995
Reviews & features
Whisky distilleries you should visit on Scotland's west coast islands27 Mar 2019
Scotland's whisky-producing islands create the world's most distinguished drams
Amazingly, for some people, even the slightest sip from a glass of whisky can transport them to the rugged shores of Scotland's islands. It's like aromatic magic. Be it the smoke-laden drams from Islay or the surprisingly soft nature of Orkney's Scapa…
Arran's joined-up thinking19 Mar 2015
A quick island tour soon reveals how interconnected the food producers are
Arran's food producers are an interconnected lot. Arran Fine Foods, at the south edge of Lamlash, uses whisky from the distillery in its Arran Malt Whisky Marmalade [http://www.taste-of-arran.co.uk/item.asp?itemid=325]. At the wild north-east tip, Isle…
Arran’s water of life (and poetry)19 Mar 2015
No Burns supper is complete without Scotland's national drink, and the island offers a perfect dram
It's no surprise that the land of Robert Burns remains synonymous with the love of good whisky. The area is home to one of the country's few remaining independent whisky distillers, Isle of Arran distillery, and the local connection makes it a popular…