The Isle of Arran's first distillery is open all year round for guided tours and whisky tasting, with a variety of whiskies on sale in the gift shop.
Picturesque Lochranza, at the north of the Isle of Arran, has been the location of the island’s first legal distillery for over 150 years. Until the 19th century, Arran was renowned for its Malt Whisky, often made illicitly, and known locally as "Arran Water".
Enjoy an interesting and informative visit to the distillery, where you can see production of the Arran Malt. You'll learn about whisky making from professionally trained guides, enjoying the spectacular exhibition set around a thirty-foot indoor waterfall and experience a little bit of history in the making.
Each tour of the distillery ends in the fully stocked tasting bar where knowledgeable staff are happy to give you a dram of some of the award winning products. The Oak, Copper and Gold Tours are all available at varying prices. The Gold Tour must be booked in advance for a minimum of 4 per party.
The state of the art visitor centre, opened in 1997 by HM the Queen, has guided tours, a shop and an-all day restaurant offering an interesting and appetising menu based on the best of local produce available. A visit here at any time is certainly worthwhile.