Isle of Arran Distillery Visitor Centre celebrates award success

whisky scotland drink arran Distillery from hills - sunset

whisky scotland drink arran Distillery from hills - sunset

The visitor centre of the award-winning Isle of Arran Distillery has been recognised for the second year running in the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge.

The Isle of Arran Distillery Visitor centre retained its title as the Best Distillery Visitor Experience, we will have to go over and see them. Which won’t be a hardship as you can see above with the beautiful scenery on Arran.

Opened in 1997, the visitor centre is located right next to the distillery itself overlooking the stunning scenery of Lochranza.  The tours range from   smaller scale tours to more in-depth whisky experiences.  Also on site is a cafe and a gift shop well-stocked with core-range and limited edition Arran Single Malts.

Visitor centre manager, Faye Waterlow, said: “We’re incredibly proud of what we do at the visitor centre. The distillery produces whisky of an exceptional quality and our aim is always to match that with our warmth, knowledge and dedication.

“The feedback from visitors is always our marker but to be recognised by Scottish Field for the second year running is a wonderful affirmation of our efforts.”

As the distillery approaches its 21st birthday, the visitor centre is expanding to include a new Blending and Tasting room which will open in March 2016. Two new stills are also being installed to meet increasing demand for the Isle of Arran Single Malts.

Euan Mitchell, managing director of the distillery commented: “Welcoming people to the distillery is very important to us. The quality and provenance of our whisky naturally attracts some very passionate visitors, including Roman Abramovich this summer, so it’s essential that our visitor experience lives up to expectations.

“With the distillery turning 21 next year, we’re looking forward to expanding and hope to welcome many more whisky fans to Lochranza.”

Sounds like a wee trip over should be on the cards soon, been years since we have been over.

 whisky scotland drink arran Distillery from side




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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