Arran distillery

Arran distillery

Arran is a whiskey distillery at Lochranza on the Isle of Arran in Scotland, UK.


Harold J. Currie, former CEO of Seagram, began in 1991 with the construction of the distillery. On 29 June 1995, the first whiskey was produced, the official opening of the distillery took place in 1997 by the Queen. Since 2001, the whiskey is regularly available.

This Arran has claimed more than 150 years back a distillery: From 1825 to 1837 was on the island, which was founded by Matthew Speirs Lagg Distillery.


The water belonging to the Highlands / Islands distillery dates from Loch na Davie. The malt used, ungetorfte comes from Bairds Malt Ltd.. from the malt house in Pencaitland. It has a mash tun ( mash do ) made ​​of stainless steel, four fermentation tanks (wash backs) ( 15,000 l each ), three from Douglas-fir and made ​​of pine wood, a wash still ( 7,100 l ) and a spirit still ( 4,300 l ), which are heated with steam.


From the distillery there are a variety of fillings; particularly bottlings from a single cask ( Single Cask ) at cask strength - often in special barrels (eg port, sherry, Madeira, calvados, cognac, brandy, rum, champagne, Marsala or red wine ) downstream - are available in abundance. The available since October 2005 year-olds with 46% by volume will gradually be after his predecessor, replace the Non Chill Filtered also with 46% by volume and the cold filtered estate bottled at 40 % and 43 % by volume gradually disappear from the market. Since December 8, 2010, a smoky malt is now available, the " Machrie Moor ."


The Arran distillery has a visitor center and can be visited.