Tuesday, March 22, 2016


The multi-award winning Isle of Arran Distillers, has today confirmed that it plans to build a second distillery on the island.

Now in its 21st year, the distillery is currently adding the finishing touches to expansion at Lochranza including two new pot stills and a blending room. 

Isle of Arran Distillery - Now celebrating its 21st year
Subject to planning permission approval, the new Lagg based distillery will allow for further storage and production to meet growing demand for single malt whisky from the Island, as well as a new visitor centre.

Commenting on the news, Euan Mitchell, Managing Director of Isle of Arran Distillers, said: “This is a very exciting time for the business. Demand for The Arran Malt continues to grow and each season visitor numbers to the Lochranza site in the north of the island increase greatly. Lagg is steeped in the history of whisky making on the island and we intend to uphold that tradition. The area in which we hope to establish our new facility was the location for a 19th Century distillery. It closed in 1837 and prior to our formation in 1995 was the last legal still on Arran.”

Further details on the proposed new distillery and visitor centre will be released as the project develops. 

Today’s announcement follows the news late last week on the passing of Isle of Arran Distillery founder Harold Currie, who died at the age of 91.

Posted by Steve Rush