From the only working distillery on an island that was once home to many of Scotland’s illicit stills. The isle of Arran is known as Scotland in miniature – and their namesake distillery bottles this unique character into an impressive collection of whiskies, which reflect their stunning West Coast island setting.
The isle of Arran’s unique microclimate is home to some of the purest water in all of Scotland. Cleansed by granite and softened by peat, imparting a special quality to the whiskies produced.
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 3 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.
Work began on a sister distillery in 2017 and which opened in the summer of 2019. The Lagg Distillery, located on the southern tip of the island, will specialise in contrasting peated styles of whisky, quite distinctive from The Arran Malts produced at the Lochranza distillery.
THE BOTHY QUARTER CASK
Inspired by the island’s history of illicit whisky trading.