The isle of Arran is known as Scotland in miniature, and their namesake single malts capture this unique character into an impressive collection of whiskies that reflect their stunning West Coast island setting.
An exceptional source of Scottish rainwater gives Arran’s single malts their distinctive character, and is the reason their Lochranza distillery is located where it is. Water from Loch na Davie, high in the hills above the distillery, is purified as it cascades over six mountain waterfalls, cleansed by granite and softened by peat in the process.
From single malt aged expressions to fine wine cask finishes, peated and more, we are proud to represent one of Scotland’s few remaining independently owned distilleries.
Founded by whisky industry veteran Harold Currie, the Isle of Arran Distillery opened in the village of Lochranza in 1995, bringing (legal) whisky production back to the island for the first time since the mid 1800s, when the island was a hotbed of illicit whisky making.
After three years of maturation, the first legal dram made on Arran in over 160 years was poured in 1998, whilst the first 10 Year-Old came of age in 2006.
Over the past two decades, and under the watchful eye of Master Distiller James MacTaggart, the distillery has built a name for itself for its non-peated expressions, whilst from time to time releasing limited edition peated bottlings.
In 2019, the Isle of Arran Distillers opened their doors to a sister distillery on the southern tip of the island, overlooking the Firth of Clyde and the beaches of the south. The Lagg Distillery specialises in contrasting peated styles of whisky that are quite distinctive from the Arran Malts produced at the Lochranza distillery, with their first single malt expected for release in 2022. While we wait for their spirits to mature, Lagg New Make offers a taste of things to come.
QUARTER CASK, ‘THE BOTHY’
Inspired by the island’s history of illicit whisky trading.