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Arran is both beautiful and unique. With its mountains, lowlands, glens, lochs and royal castles, it has all the scenery of Scotland and affectionately known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’. The Isle of Arran Distillery was built in the foothills of the village of Lochranza in 1994 and the first spirit ran from the stills on 29th June 1995 bringing legal distillation back to Arran after more than 150 years. The Distillery was a brand new enterprise and since that first day in June 1995 when the first ever cask was filled, it has gone on to produce a world class Single Malt Whisky which has won international acclaim. Isle of Arran Distillers remains the only whisky producer on the island and they are the proud owners of two stunning Single Malt distilleries, one in the north and one in the south of the island. Lagg Distillery opened in June 2019 and is home to the future heavily-peated Lagg Single Malt. These are certainly exciting times for this innovative island company who are celebrating their 25th Anniversary year throughout 2020.
Every drop of Arran Single Malt starts its life as rainwater which pools at Loch na Davie in the beautiful hill high above the distillery. The clear water cascades down the hillside, through six unassuming waterfalls, each one purifying the water further. The name of the burn, Easan Biorach, means ‘Sharp Waterfalls’ in Gaelic. The purity of the water, means that the distilling team can create a clean, sweet dram which is entirely natural and unadulterated. Double-distilled from un-peated malt, Arran Single Malt is matured in both ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon casks for perfect balance. The result is a fuller bodied dram with a delightful sweet-fruity character that shows maturity far beyond its years. They only use the traditional methods of distilling, with wooden washbacks and copper stills, designed to their exact specification. The Arran Single Malts are mostly made from un-peated Malt, with the exception of the 2 expressions of their peated Machrie Moor Single Malts, and they don’t use caramel for artificial coloring. All of their Single Malts are non-chill filtered, which means they’re natural in pigment and exactly the way whisky should be! This is a massive achievement this forward-thinking 100% Scottish distillery and they are proud to carry the history of whisky distilling on the Isle of Arran into the modern whisky market all over the world; their Single Malt is now distributed in around 50 different worldwide markets and this network is growing every year.
Scotland in miniature
Arran has soaring hills and rugged coasts, rich farmland and dense forests, all concentrated into a compact parcel floating in the Firth of Clyde between the Ayrshire coast and the Kintyre peninsula. It’s known as ‘Scotland in miniature.’
Arran 10 Year OldHarpers Design Award 2020
Arran 10 Year OldWorld Whiskies Awards 2019
Arran Quarter Cask "The Bothy"World Whiskies Awards 2019