The first middle cut of spirit was recorded on March 19th at 14.35. Following this, the commissioning phase has now been completed and Cask Number One; a sherry butt, was filled on April 10th.
|Whisky production begins at the new Arran Lagg Distillery|
Cask Number One, is reserved exclusively for members of the Lagg Cask Society, and has been filled with a heavily-peated (50ppm) spirit, at a filling strength of 63.5% ABV.
This spirit is expected to mature into the rich, earthy, smoky, Lagg single malt, which will be very different in character to what the distillers currently produce at their original distillery in Lochranza.
Commenting on the news, James MacTaggart, Master Distiller, said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be taking the very first steps in producing what will eventually be a magnificent Lagg whisky and something truly unique to anything we’ve produced previously.”
The Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre is due to open early this summer, and is expected to increase visitors numbers to both Arran and Lagg sites to 200,000 by 2020.
Posted by Steve Rush