The distillery Arran, located near the city of Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, is the first new distillery on that island since 150 years. it has been opened in 1991. The first bottles have been sold since 2001. In the past, there have been more than 50 distilleries on Arran, but most of then have been illegal and produced the whisky only for the private consume.
There is a wide range of bottlings of Arran whisky on the market. A lot of them got finishes in a wide variety of different cask types.
Arran is a small scale distillery and was designed from the outset to be aesthetically pleasing with mock pagodas and whitewashed buildings which blend in well with the island's older architecture.

Pronounced -arr-en; meaning Place of peaked hills.

Officially opened on August 17th.
They received the barley already malted and grinded.
First in 2007 a malt mill was installed.
No production 2002-04.
Has a stainless steel semi-lauter mash tun, with a copper dome.
Five washbacks made of Oregon pine.
Two indirect fired pot stills.
Shell and tube condensers.

Between October 2016 and January 2017 2 additional stills have been put in place to a new total of 4 stills.


Er opened a new still in 2017

New still  •  2017  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Two additional stills are installed. There are now four stills available.

Special Bottling: First peated whisky, the Machrie Moor, is released

Special bottling  •  2010  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Special Bottling: First bottling of Arran released

Special bottling  •  1998  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

The visitor center opened its doors

Just text  •  1997  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Arran opened its doors on Thursday 29th June 1995

Opened  •  29.06.1995

Building of the Arran distillery started

Just text  •  16.12.1994  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Distillery details

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  • Founded
  • Owner
    Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd.
  • Spirit stills
  • Wash stills
  • Capacity per year
    750000 Liters
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Distillery location

KA27 8HJ Lochranza, Arran, Argyll
Scotland Islands


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