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Arran

The distillery is situated to the East of the village of Lochranza at the North of the island and takes its water from the Loch na Davie. Founded in 1993, by Chivas Brothers’ retiring managing director, Harold Currie, the distillery is the only one on the Isle of Arran since the most recent legally run distillery, ‘Lagg’, was closed in 1837. Mr Currie stylized the buildings with the intention of giving them a much more traditional, classic appearance. During the early stages of building, work was briefly interrupted when a pair of Golden Eagles, nesting in the crags above the distillery, tended to their young. The eagles can be seen, to this day, from the courtyard at the distillery.

Production began on the 17th August 1995. A year later and a one year old was released, of course not technically a whisky, it was released as ‘Arran 1 Year Old Spirit’, and showed great promise for a spirit still in its proverbial adolescence. The core expressions include a ten year old, officially released in 2006, and a cask-strength, the ominously named ‘100 Proof’. Yearly single cask special editions are released, finished in either sherry or bourbon butts. Some interesting finishes have also been released, including a Bordeaux, a port and a Calvados.

2010 saw the release of a 15th anniversary bottling, released on the distillery open day on 3 July. Autumn 2010 also saw the release of the first official 14 year old to be released by the distillery. The first peated Arran single malt, Machrie Moor, has been available since December 2010.

In 2017, business growth saw two more stills added to the Lochranza site. In the same year, a special bottling was released to celebrate distillery manager James MacTaggart’s 10th anniversary with the distillery. The current managing director is Euan Mitchell, who formerly worked at Springbank distillery.

Plans for the company to build a second distillery in Lagg at the south end of the island were approved in August 2016. Construction began in February 2017, and production officially began in April 2019, with the first cask filled on 10 April. Peated production will be completely moved to Lagg, and when this happens it will be the first time since 2004 that there will be no peated spirit distilled at Arran. The distillery is one of the most visited in Scotland, and with the new site, footfall is expected to increase from 100,000 to 200,000 visitors.

Arran Malt & Music Festival 2019 - Harmony Edition

70cl, 53.2%

A beautiful bottle that was launched originally to mark the Arran Malt & Music Festival 2019. The Harmony Edition was bottled at a cask strength 52.2% ABV and comes with a charming presentation box.…  More info

Arran Malt & Music Festival 2019 - Harmony Edition
$600.91

Arran Smugglers' Series Volume One - The Illicit Stills

70cl, 56.4%

The first release in a new series from the Arran distillery! The Smugglers' Series Volume 1 ("The Illicit Stills") is an homage to the history of less-than-legal distillation on the Isle of Arran in…  More info

Arran Smugglers' Series Volume One - The Illicit Stills
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$600.91

Arran 1999 Golden Eagle - Icons of Arran

70cl, 46%

This limited edition single malt from Arran distillery is the fourth installment in its Icons of Arran series. Distilled in 1999, Golden Eagle is a 12-year-old whisky that's been matured in a…  More info

Arran 1999 Golden Eagle - Icons of Arran
$299.96

Arran 1998 Westie - Icons of Arran

70cl, 46%

Released as part of Arran's Icons of Arran range (commemorating the symbols of Island life), this 1998 vintage features a picture of Ruaraidh, Arran's beloved Westie. It was made using twenty two…  More info

Arran 1998 Westie - Icons of Arran
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$299.96

Robert Burns Blended Scotch Whisky

70cl, 40%

From the Arran distillery, this was blended in honour of Scotland's favourite poet - Robert Burns and this is officially endorsed by the World Burns Federation no less.  More info

Robert Burns Blended Scotch Whisky
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$20.06

Arran 21 Year Old - Explorers Series Volume 3 - Kildonan & Pladda Island

70cl, 50.4%

A limited edition single malt from Arran, released as part of the Explorers Series! This is the third release in the series which celebrates the scenic beauty of the island, with this Kildonan &…  More info

Arran 21 Year Old - Explorers Series Volume 3 - Kildonan & Pladda Island
$351.12

Arran 23 Year Old - Explorers Series Volume 4 - Drumadoon Point

70cl, 49.5%

23 year old single malt from the Arran Distillery, released as part of its Explorers Series. The range celebrates the beautiful scenery across the island, with this one showing off the breathtaking…  More info

Arran 23 Year Old - Explorers Series Volume 4 - Drumadoon Point
$351.12

Arran White Stag Sixth Release

70cl, 53.8%

There were only 995 bottles of the sixth release of Arran's exceptional White Stag series and there's a heck of a lot less of it left now. This is a rare beauty from an underrated distillery.…  More info

Arran White Stag Sixth Release
$600.91

Arran 24 Year Old 1997 (Vintage Bottlers)

70cl, 51.6%

Gloriously well-matured single malt Scotch whisky from the Arran Distillery, independently bottled by Vintage Bottlers. It was distilled in 1997 and aged in a single sherry cask for 24 years, then…  More info

Arran 24 Year Old 1997 (Vintage Bottlers)
$270.85

Arran The Devil's Punch Bowl Chapter III - The Fiendish Finale

70cl, 53.4%

The Devil is back, and this time, it's fiendish. That's right, it's time for the thrilling conclusion to The Devil's Punch Bowl series from Arran. Following in the smouldering steps of Chapter I -…  More info

Arran The Devil's Punch Bowl Chapter III - The Fiendish Finale
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$400.27
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Arran Gold Whisky Liqueur

70cl, 17%

A tasty whisky liqueur based on Arran single malt. At Whisky Magazine's World Whiskies Awards 2007 this was named "World's Best Whisky Liqueur".  More info

Arran Gold Whisky Liqueur
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$18.55

Arran Barrel Reserve

70cl, 43%

An entirely bourbon-matured bottle of Arran single malt! After its distillation on the eponymous island, Barrel Reserve is matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon barrels, bottled at 43% ABV and…  More info

Arran Barrel Reserve
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$32.60
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Arran Bodega Sherry Cask

70cl, 55.8%

A well-sherried Arran single malt? Oh yes! This particular expression has been dubbed The Bodega, and after it was distilled at Lochranza the whisky has been matured for seven years in first-fill…  More info

Arran Bodega Sherry Cask
12
$53.06

Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask

70cl, 56.2%

Arran's The Bothy single malt has joined the Island distillery's permanent range! Matured initially in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, this expression is finished for two years in quarter casks, which…  More info

Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask
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$46.14

Robert Burns Single Malt

70cl, 43%

A single malt from the Isle of Arran distillery, celebrating the famed Scottish poet, Robert Burns. This tasty bottling is officially endorsed by the World Burns Federation, making it perfect for…  More info

Robert Burns Single Malt
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$30

Arran 10 Year Old

70cl, 46%

Officially launched in 2006, this 10 year old lies at the heart of the Isle of Arran range and exudes all the honeyed richness we have come to associate with the island distillery.  More info

Arran 10 Year Old
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$38.87

Arran Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Finish (outturn: 317)

70cl, 56.9%

Bottled in November 2005, this Isle of Arran cask strength release spent time in a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo cask and was limited to just 317 bottles.  More info

Arran Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Finish (outturn: 317)

Arran Machrie Moor Peated Cask Strength - First Edition

70cl, 58.4%

This is the first batch of cask strength Machrie Moor from the Arran distillery. The Machrie Moor releases comprise of peated single malt from the Island distillery, delivering a hearty core of peat…  More info

Arran Machrie Moor Peated Cask Strength - First Edition

Arran 2004 (bottled 2014) Orkney Bere Barley

70cl, 56.2%

Arran's Orkney Bere Barley single malt returns, and at cask strength, too! This release sees the Isle of Arran distillers teaming up with the the University of the Highlands and Islands Orkney…  More info

Arran 2004 (bottled 2014) Orkney Bere Barley
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Arran 18 Year Old (Limited Edition)

70cl, 46%

The finale in a trilogy of releases from the Arran distillery, this is an 18 year old single malt Scotch whisky, matured exclusively in ex-Sherry hogsheads. 9,000 bottles were produced of this…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old (Limited Edition)
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Arran 15 Year Old 1999 (cask 88) - Single Cask

70cl, 56.9%

Another fantastic single cask bottling from the Arran distillery on the Isle of Arran. This one was drawn from bourbon cask #88 which was laid down in '99 (July 1999, to be specific) and left to age…  More info

Arran 15 Year Old 1999 (cask 88) - Single Cask
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Arran Machrie Moor Peated Cask Strength - Second Edition

70cl, 58.2%

The second edition of Arran's Machrie Moor Cask Strength has landed! Peated to 20PPM, this has been bottled at a generous 58.2% ABV, resulting in a full-bodied flavour profile of classic Arran…  More info

Arran Machrie Moor Peated Cask Strength - Second Edition
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Arran 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 85) (Silver Seal)

70cl, 51.2%

20 year old single malt from the Isle of Arran, drawn from a Sherry hogshead which was laid down in 1996 and cracked open in July 2016. 335 bottles were produced and specially bottled for Italy's…  More info

Arran 20 Year Old 1996 (cask 85) (Silver Seal)

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 11451) - Kingsbury

70cl, 52.9%

Single cask single malt from the Arran distillery (coincidentally located on the Isle of Arran). This was drawn from a cask laid down in 1996 which matured the whisky for 18 years before being…  More info

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (cask 11451) - Kingsbury

Arran 16 Year Old 2000 (cask 2000/126) - Private Cask

70cl, 57.1%

This is a 16 year old Arran single malt Scotch whisky, specially bottled for Italian bottler, Silver Seal. It was distilled by those wonderful folks at Arran in February 2000 and left to age in a…  More info

Arran 16 Year Old 2000 (cask 2000/126) - Private Cask

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