Isle of Arran Distillery

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General
Pronunciation
Translation
Region Highlands
Distiller Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd.
Owner Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd.
Address Lochranza
Isle of Arran
Argyll
KA27 8HJ
Scotland
Telephone +44 (0)1786 - 43 19 00
LatLong 55° 41’ 53.8” N   05° 16’ 30.3” W
Altitude -2 m
Grid Reference NJ263425
Website www.arranwhisky.com
E-mail arran.distillers@arranwhisky.com
info@arranwhisky.com
Open to public Open to public
Remarks

History
1995
The distillery was built at Lochranza by Harold Currie, former managing director of Chivas Brothers and Campbell Distillers. Money was raised by a "Bondholder’s Scheme" which investors could join for £450. In return they received five cases of Lochranza blended whisky in 1998, and five cases of mature malt in 2001 (all ex-duty). Production started 17 August 1995
1997
Visitor Centre is opened by HM The Queen
1998
First whisky released
2002
Production shut down
2004
Production started up again

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
Loch na Davie coming via Glen Eason Blorach (Valley of the Small Waterfall) to distillery
  Annual Output
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
single malt, since 1998 also for blending (Lochranza, Glen Rosa)
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor no
  Malt Storage
Mill
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun 1 made of stainless steel with a copper dome
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks 4 made of Douglasspar
  Washback Charge
  Yeast
  Amount of Yeast
  Length of Fermentation
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills 1, 7,100 litres, steamheated
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
1, 4,300 litres, steamheated
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Coolers
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run
  Feints Run
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks bourbon, sherry, refill, malaga, cognac, rum for finishes
  Warehouses
  Vatting and Bottling Location

Staff

Distillery Manager
Gordon Mitchell (1995-now)

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