Doors open at Lagg Distillery

Doors open at Lagg Distillery

WHISKY making has returned to its traditional heartland on the south of Arran after Isle of Arran Distillers opened the doors to Lagg Distillery.

The new state of the art distillery, which is said to offer views of Ailsa Craig and Campbeltown, has two copper stills and four wooden washbacks; there is also a café, restaurant and visitor centre.

It is the first new distillery on the island since Isle of Arran Distillers’ original site in Lochranza opened in 1995.

Whisky production at Lagg, which commenced in March, is overseen by distillery manager, Graham Omand – who worked at Lochranza for eight years – and master distiller, James MacTaggart.

Omand said: “We’re all thrilled to be celebrating the opening of our spectacular new Lagg Distillery and to bring production back to the heart of whisky making on the Isle of Arran.”