Produkte von Arran
Today our distillery is the only one on Arran. Back in the early 1800s there were many small stills to be found across the island. Not all of them were legal, but all made superlative spirit.
Arran has always been a fine place to make good whisky, but when quantity was prized over quality our wee island couldn’t compete economically, and one by one the distilleries fell into disuse. We revived the tradition when we built our new distillery in Lochranza, at the north end of the island. When a three-year old cask was opened on 25th July 1998, our guests enjoyed the first legal dram of Arran whisky in over 160 years.
We now produce a range of ages and expressions, but all are made using the same traditional methods and materials. We always use all-Scottish barley and the washbacks - large wooden vessels used for fermentation - are crafted from Oregon pine. Distillation takes place in tall, swan-necked copper stills and our whisky matures in carefully-chosen oak casks that have previously held Sherry, Bourbon and other noble liquors. Even today, about 2% of the spirit escapes through the porous wood each year, providing the angels with their famous share….
In June 2016 we celebrated our 21st anniversary and the christening of 'Rowan House' a brand new blending and tasting building in the grounds of our Lochranza Distillery. And with plans in place to begin building a second distillery in the south of the island this October, times have never been more exciting for us.