A D Rattray Whisky Experience and Whisky Shop

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A D Rattray Whisky Experience and Whisky Shop
32 Main Road, Kirkoswald, South Ayrshire, KA19 8HY
  • Telephone 01655 760308
  • Opening times Apr–Sep: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm.
  • Seasonal times Oct–Mar: Closed Sun.
  • Email
  • Website www.adrattray.com
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A D Rattray Whisky Experience and Whisky Shop

A whisky merchant established in 1868, A. D. Rattray have built a visitor centre and shop in South Ayrshire to introduce people to Scotland's single malts, complete with tutored tastings. The shop sells from their own casks, the whiskies often available in very limited quantities, as well as distillery-branded whiskies, gins and rums.

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Located in the quiet village of Kirkoswald, the distinctive smell of whisky is apparent throughout the venue. With a working sample room and private collection on display, there is plenty to learn and for those intent on starting their own collection, there is an impressively large selection of distillery branded and specialist malts to buy, including limited edition casks to bottle on site. Whisky tastings are available from £20 per person, whether for connoisseur or beginner, with staff on hand to offer expert advice.

A unique experience with a whisky for everyone.

Learn more about Scotch Whisky and sample a wide range of Scotland's finest whiskies.

The A D Rattray Whisky Experience, which is free to enter, introduces you to the world of Scotch whisky and educates you about this wonderfully complex product. We illustrate how whisky is made and how, over time, each cask matures and develops its individual charm and unique personality.

During your visit you have the opportunity to see inside a working sample room and explore the cask room, an example of a traditional ‘under bond’ whisky warehouse. Here you can find two casks, from which you can fill your own bottle of whisky, have it sealed in wax and add a personalised label – a special gift or souvenir of your visit.

Our tasting room is the perfect setting to relax and sample Scotland’s finest whiskies. Organised tastings start from £20pp and can be booked for individuals and groups of up to 20 people. Here you can sample a stunning range of single malts around a beautiful antique table and learn more about whisky production, cask selection or any other subject of particular interest to you.

The A D Rattray Whisky Shop offers a diverse range of whiskies for all tastes and budgets. From known brands to lesser-known gems of individual cask bottlings, a section completely dedicated to the old and very rare alongside a selection from around the world. We have a whisky for everyone.

Whether you are a complete novice, still learning or a connoisseur, we are confident you will find your visit interesting and engaging.

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  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Capacity: Tastings - 20 max on site
  • Open since: 2011