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Lochranza (Arran) Distillery

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Address: Arran Distillery, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HJ Tel: 01770 830264
Operated by: Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd.
Opening Hours: 3rd November 2018 to 1st March 2019: Daily 10am - 4pm 
2nd  March to 3rd November 2019: Daily 10am - 5:15pm
Admission: £8 for the basic distillery tour with 2 tastings.
£8 Tours at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 (Duration ~45 mins)
£15 for "Tutored" Tour which skips the distillery tour, but lets you taste 4 samples (Duration ~45 mins)
£15 Tours at 12:00, 14:00
£4 Drop Inn tour - This is just a 20 minute long mini tour suitable for young children (although under 8s aren't allowed in production areas). Adulst still get a whisky tasting.
Parking: Yes
Languages: Leaflets available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Swedish, Portuguese and Dutch.
Accessibility: Visitor centre has wheelchair access and most areas of distillery tour can be accessed.
Toilets: Yes
Shop: Yes
Cafe/Restaurant: Yes. Snacks, coffees and light bites are available all day, with last orders at 5 pm


The Arran Distillery at Lochranza is one of Scotland's newest distilleries. It opened in 1995 and just launched its first 10yr old single malt in March 2006.

The architecture of the distillery is a distinctive mixture of old and new. It sits in a very attractive location in Glen Chalmadale, where you may also see the resident Golden Eagles and lots of deer. Keep watching the skyline as you drive along the road between Sannox and Lochranza.

Although, now the only distillery on Arran there was once in the early 1800's an estimated 50 distilleries on the island. Not all of them legal.

Whilst the outside of the distillery has some of the appearance of a traditional distillery the interior makes no pretences and tyhe reception area is a modern open plan design with an unusual waterfall as its centrepiece. Upstairs from the reception is a large cafe area with seating arranged so that you can admire views of the surrounding hills through large windows. You might even see the trademark eagles soaring above the ridges.

Barrels stacked outside Arran Distillery
Lochranza Distillery Lochranza Mash Tuns Lochranza Pagoda
Small photographs by Matt J Edwards

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