Wednesday, February 21, 2018


The multi award-winning Isle of Arran Distillery, has announced that it will be releasing 700 casks from the first production run, at its new distillery site at Lagg.

With the construction of Arran’s second site on the south of the island at Lagg well underway, Master Distiller James MacTaggart, is giving whisky fans a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of single malt history on the Isle of Arran”.

Isle of Arran's Lag Distillery site due to open in 2019

Once filled, the ex-bourbon casks, will contain approximately 280 70cl bottles-worth of a new, heavily-peated (50ppm) single malt, that will be the style of whisky produced at the Lagg Distillery.

Each of casks, priced at £6,000, will remain at the distillery for a minimum of ten years of maturation under the careful eye of the Lagg Distillery team. The casks owners will then have the opportunity to bottle the spirit, complete with a limited-edition Lagg Cask society label, or pay an annual fee to continue the maturation process until the desired age is attained.

Every cask owner will also become a member of the exclusive Lagg Cask Society. Member-ship guarantees a bottle from the very first cask to be filled at Lagg which is reserved exclu-sively for the Society.

Commenting on the news, James MacTaggart said: “We have incredibly exciting plans for the Lagg Distillery and the Lagg Cask Society offers people the chance to be part of the journey from the very begin-ning. To own one of the first casks from a Distillery is a rare opportunity indeed and with my years of experience in the industry I firmly believe the Lagg Single Malt will mature into something truly magical”.

The new distillery site and visitor centre at Lagg is expected to open in 2019. Total visitor numbers to both distillery sites are expected to exceed 200,000 by 2020.

Posted by Steve Rush