Isle of Arran Distillery


The Isle of Arran Distillery produces a light, aromatic single malt. The tour is a good one; it’s a small distillery and the whisky-making process is thoroughly explained. There are generally tours hourly. You can opt for just a tutored tasting of several malts (£15) or a film and a dram (£4). The cafe here makes a good lunch stop, too.

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