List of products by brand Arran distillery
Arran produces both non-peaty and peaty whiskeys: the classic range is non-tobato (10 years, 12 cask strength, 14 years, 18 years), while the annual editions of Machrie Moor are at a peat level of around 20ppm,
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Arran distillery is a whiskey distillery in Lochranza, Scotland, the only distillery on Arran.
In 1994 Arran Distillers was founded by Harold Currie, the former director of Chivas with the intention of building a distillery on Arran. During the construction of the distillery, a pair of golden eagles built their nest on a cliff near the distillery; since golden eagles are a protected species, the construction of the distillery has been temporarily halted. The distillery opened in 1995.
There must have been around fifty distilleries on the island, but most of them were "moonlight" or illegal distilleries. The most recent distillery legally founded on Arran, called "Lagg", closed in 1837.
Until recently, part of the barrels have been kept in the Springbank warehouses, due to the lack of space in the distillery, and the legal impossibility of extending the current warehouses at the Arran distillery. However, the distillery now has an on-site storage warehouse, which allows easier access to the barrels. The distillery offers a barrel purchase program, which offers individuals the opportunity to own their own whiskey barrel, which can be stored on site at the distillery.
The Arran distillery is a patron of the Robert Burns World Federation and as such has created a single malt Robert Burns and Robert Burns blended whiskey in honor of the national poet of Scotland. They are the only whiskey distillery to be able to use Robert Burns' image and signature on their packaging.
Arran whiskey is mainly used to make their single malt whiskey, but a small part also goes into the production of their blended whiskey range: Lochranza Blend, Robert Burns Blend and Arran gold Single Malt Whiskey Cream Liqueur.
The Arran distillery is now owned by a group of private shareholders and the managing director is Euan Mitchell. 2010 saw the release of a 15th anniversary bottling on the occasion of the distillery open day on 3 July. Autumn 2010 also saw the release of the first 14-year-old officer to be released from the distillery. The first peated Arran single malt (called Machrie Moor) has been available since December 8, 2010.
The distillery celebrated its 21st anniversary in June 2016. Plans for the company to build a second distillery in Lagg at the south end of the island were approved in August 2016 and construction work began on this project. in October 2016. Lagg Distilleria is expected to open in the spring of 2019.