- Founded: 2017
- Status: Active
- Region: Islands, Kilmory, Isle of Arran, KA27 8PG, 01770 870565.
- Online: https://www.laggwhisky.com/
For hundreds of years, to increase their income, small Arran communities made their own spirit in illicit home-made stills. The resulting whisky, which became known as ‘Arran Waters’, was smuggled from Lagg and sold on mainland Scotland.We’re thrilled to be reviving Lagg’s heritage – although we’re doing it legally, of course!
In 2017, we began building our distillery and its magnificent visitor centre. Two years later, we’ve opened our doors to the waiting world. Our architects have created a spectacular building to echo the contours of Arran as you’d see it from Ailsa Craig. Its dramatic roofs are covered with a sedum blanket. This contains a mix of plants that change colour with the seasons. Our custom-made copper pot stills were installed on the distillery floor in August 2018, and now sit proudly alongside our mash tun and four traditional wooden washbacks. The first middle cut of spirit was recorded at 14.35 on Tuesday 19th March 2019.