The Isle of Arran distillery is planning to launch a second site on the island to cope with increased production and visitor numbers.
Located at Lagg, on the south coast of Arran, the new site will allow for the establishment of two pot stills and a blending room, as well as a new visitor centre.
Euan Mitchell, managing director of Isle of Arran Distilleries Ltd, said, “This is a very exciting time for the business. Demand for The Arran Malt continues to grow and each season visitors to the Lochranza site in the north of the island increase greatly. Lagg is steeped in the history of whisky making on the island and we intend to uphold that tradition. The area in which we hope to establish our new facility was the location for a 19th century distillery. It closed in 1837 and prior to our formation in 1995, it was the last legal still on Arran.”
Planning permission has yet to be agreed. Euan said, “We hope that the Lagg distillery will allow us the capacity to introduce more people to single malt whisky from Arran, and provide the same warm welcome on the south of the island that visitors enjoy at Lochranza.”