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Arran Scotch Whisky Distillery History

The Isle of Arran, one of the most beautiful and famous in Scotland and lies off the West Coast between Ayrshire and Kintyre.  

Arran is a unique island known as 'Scotland in Miniature', for it has all of the scenery of Scotland, with mountains and lowlands, glens, lochs and royal castles (including one at Lochranza).

Early in the 19th century there were more than 50 whisky distilleries on Arran, most of them illegal and carefully hidden from the eyes of the taxmen.  The malt was acclaimed at the time as the best in Scotland, only rivalled by those from the 'Glen of Livet'.

Based at Lochranza the new distillery was founded in 1995 by Harold Currie, who was previously Managing Director of Chivas (Seagrams) and House of Campbell (Pernod Ricard).

Using only the traditional methods of distilling, with wooden washbacks and copper stills designed to our exact specification. The location offers perfect water for whisky production, cleansed by granite and softened by peat as it comes down from the mountain above.

The atmosphere of sea breezes and clear mountain air together with the warm flow of the Gulf Stream matures the Arran Malt to perfection in earth-floored warehouse.


Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings

Aged 10 years

Malt 12 year old

Malt 14 years old

Malt 16 year old

Machrie Mooor

The Arran Malt various finishes Amarone, Bourbon, Port Wine, Sauternes, Sherry,

Robert Burns Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Robert Burns Blend

Limited Editions

Arran Malt Orkney Bere Barley

12 year old cask strength

16 year old 46%

Sherry cask at 52,4%

Devils Punch Bowl Chapter 2 ANGELS AND DEVILS'


Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky Older Distillery Bottlings

Arran First

Arran Vintage Collection (Sherry or Bourbon Single Casks) 1996 – 1997 – 1998

1997 The Rown Tree

43% No Age Statement

46% No Age Statement

Malt aged under 10 years

10-year-old Anniversary

Malt 12 years old

Malt 15 th  Anniversary  Open Day Limited Edition

Malt 15th Anniversary Limited Edition.

Malt 100 proof

Malt -The Peated Arran

2005 The Peated Arran Single Cask

Ambassador's Choice.

Isle of Arran “Jons Utvalgte” Aged 7 years

Robert Burns 250th Anniversary Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Arran Single Cask at cask strength (Sherry or Bourbon Single Casks)


Arran Cask Strength in various casks finishes

Amarone, Brandy, Bourbon, Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Calvados, Chianti, Cognac, Cream Sherry, Fontalloro, Grand Cru Champagne, Fino Sherry, Fontalloro Wine,  Lapanto PX Brandy, Madeira, Marsala, Monscatel, Pineau des Charentes, Pinot Noir, Pomerol. Premier Cru, Port, Rum, Sassicaia, Sauternes, Sherry, St Emillion, Tokaji,


Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky Independent Bottlings

A.B Rattray




Duncan Taylor NC2 range

Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice

Norse Cask Selection (Denmark)

Old Malt Cask

Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing),

Provenance (Douglas Laing),



Victoria Single Malt Club (Canada)


Arran Distillery Blended  Whisky and Liqueur

Robert Burns Blended Scotch Whisky

Lochranza Blended Scotch Whisky

Arran Gold Cream Liqueur



Arran 10 Year Old

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012 Gold

Arran 14 Year Old

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012 Double Gold

Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky,

Island Distillery From the Isle of Arran.

Arran Distillery,


Isle of Arran,

KA27 8HJ

Tel: +44 (0)1770 830264

Fax: +44 (0)1770 830364

Please confirm with the distillery before travelling


Visitor Centre:

Mid March to end October

10.00 - 18.00


November and December

Reduced hours -

telephone for details

(01770 830264)

January and February


Founded in 1995 by Harold Currie

Location Isle of Arran Region Lochranza

Water Source Loch na Davie


Distilling Equipment

Stainless Steel Mash Tun

4 Oregon Pine Washbacks 2 pot stills


Matured in a mix of American oak bourbon and European oak cognac, rum, sherry and wine casks

Arran Single Malt Whisky Older Style Packaging

Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery Style Tasting Notes


Nose: Light and fresh. Floral with apples and oranges.


Palate: Light bodied. Creamy, malty with honey and delicate citrus fruits.


Finish: Gentle and malty.

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