A.D.Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop

Food & Drink Visitor Attraction

32 Main Road, Kirkoswald, South Ayrshire, KA19 8HY

    The A D Rattray Whisky Experience and Whisky Shop will introduce you to the world of Scotch whisky and educate you about this wonderfully complex product. Explore, nose and taste an incredible selection of malts and single casks. FREE ENTRY!

    FREE ENTRY
     
    Experience the true nature of Single Malt Scotch Whisky from cask to bottle at the A D Rattray Whisky Experience and Shop.
     
    We will illustrate how whisky is made and how, over time, each cask matures and develops its individual charm and unique personality. During your visit you will have the opportunity to explore The Cask Room where you will see an example of a traditional ‘under bond’ whisky warehouse, view our working Sample Room and make use of ourTasting Room.
     
    The A D Rattray Whisky Shop offers a diverse range of whiskies for all tastes and budgets. From known brands to lesser-known gems of individual cask bottlings, a section completely dedicated to the old and very rare alongside a selection from around the world. We have a whisky for everyone!
     
    Whether you are a complete novice, still learning or a connoisseur, we are confident you will find your visit interesting and engaging.
     
    Whisky Tasting Sessions
     
    Our Tasting Room is the perfect setting to relax and sample Scotland’s finest whiskies.
     
    All forms of tastings are catered for from an informal introduction to whisky to organised tutorials. Tailor-made tastings can be organised for individuals or groups and can include a tour of the facilities and a personalised bottle to commemorate your visit.
     
    When you book a formal tasting session it will consist of 5 different whiskies and normally lasts for 60 to 90 minutes. We create a tasting menu using products taken from our own portfolio and primarily includes Single Casks Whiskies - The simplest and purest form of Single Malt Whisky. You may recognise all of the distilleries, however we choose whiskies you will very rarely find as a distillery bottling.
     
    Examples Tasting Menus
     
    A D Rattray Classic Tasting - £20.00 pp
     
    Bank Note 5yo (Premium Blended) 43%
    Stronachie 12yo 43%
    Rattray Selection 19yo 55.8%
    DRCC Single Cask at Cask Strength
    Cask Islay 46%
     
    Single Cask Tasting - £30.00 pp
     
    Isle of Arran 1996 #723 55.7%
    Auchentoshan 1990 #1728 55.9%
    Clynelish 1995 #8657 55.3%
    Glencadam 1990 #5987 58.1%
    Mortlach 1995 #2436 51.1%
     
    A.D. Rattray’s Rarer Ones - £40.00 pp
     
    Glen Elgin 1984 #2861 48.7%
    Laphroaig 1986 #2123 60.6%
    Old Pulteney 1982 #504 53.5%
    Glen Grant 1985 #12363 50.5%
    Linkwood 1983 #5711 53%
     
    Due to all the whiskies we use being limited editions, we may have to substitute one whisky for another from time to time.
     
    Gradings
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12-5pm (April-September)
    1 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014

    Children

    • Children Welcome Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available

    Facilities

    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Tuition Available
    • 24hr CCTV

    Location

    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Children Welcome

    Domestic

    • Toilets
    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • German Speaking

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Parking
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Disabled Parking
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Road Directions

    Kirkoswald is 12 miles south of Ayr on the A77.  A. D. Rattray Whisky Experience is on the right as you enter the village from the North and  just before Soutar Johnnies Cottage.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by Railway: - Ayr Train Station, Stagecoach Bus No 58/60 to Girvan. Maybole Train Station, Stagecoach Bus No 58/60 to Girvan. Girvan Train Station, Stagecoach Bus No 58/60 to Ayr.

    Getting there by Aeroplane:- From Edinburgh M8 to Glasgow then M77/A77 south bound. From Glasgow M8 east to join M77/A77 southbound. From Prestwick A77 southbound.

    Getting there by Ferry:- From Cairnryan (P&O, Stena Line) A77 northbound. From Adrossan, Troon A78/A77 southbound.
     

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop

    Lift

    • There is a lift

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance
    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 4

    Parking

    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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