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A brand new Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery is being built by Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd in the village of Lagg on the southern tip of the Isle of Arran.
We are delighted to invite you to be part of the Lagg Distillery story through membership of the exclusive Lagg Cask Society.
Work on the new Lagg Distillery on the Isle of Arran commenced in February 2017 and the distillery will produce spirit for the first time in late 2018. Under the watchful eye of our Master Distiller James MacTaggart, we anticipate the Lagg spirit evolving into one of the world's finest whiskies.
The new Distillery is located near the village of Lagg, in the Parish of Kilmory, on the southern tip of Arran. This area of the island was a hotbed of whisky production, both legal and illicit, during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The Lagg Single Malt will be heavily-peated in a style reminiscent of the original Arran whiskies and quite distinctive from The Arran Malt produced at our distillery in Lochranza.
Membership of the Lagg Cask Society includes ownership of one of the first casks to be filled at the Distillery as well as the guarantee of a bottle from Lagg Cask No.1 which will be strictly reserved for the Society. We pledge no further casks will be sold to the public during the first ten years of production to ensure you are part of a very exclusive group of like-minded individuals. Details of additional benefits of membership can be found on our Cask Offer below.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Lagg Distillery at the start of a very exciting journey.
Our Latest Progress
Lagg Distillery is progressing well and we will not have much longer to wait until we can open our doors and welcome you all to our brand new Lagg Distillery & Visitor Centre. All of the latest news in regards to our progress can be found in more detail here.
To see a short film of James MacTaggart, our Master Distiller, and Graham Omand, the new Lagg Distillery Manager, discussing the Lagg Distillery as well as the arrival of our custom made copper pot stills, please click here.
Lagg Poetry competition
In partnership with Scottish Field, we launched a poetry competition to find an official poem for our Lagg Distillery & Visitor Centre. We were searching for a poem which captures the beauty of the Isle of Arran, the history of the island or the Arran spirit itself.
The 83 individual entries were collated and distributed to the panel of judges including Lagg Visitor Experience Manager Faye Waterlow, Lagg Distillery Manager Graham Omand, Web Editor at Scottish Field Magazine Kenny Smith, honorary research fellow in the Department of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University Hamish Whyte, Poet Laureate of Glasgow since 2014 Jim Carruth and renowned chef and author of 'Chasing the Dram' Rachel McCormack.
We are delighted to announce that our winning entry was From the Grain by David Cover. Our two runner up entrants were by Etienne Guilloud and Bobby Ronnie.
The winning entry will take pride of place within the Lagg Visitor Centre as well as being exclusively published within Scottish Magazine. The winning poet will also be invited to the official opening of the Lagg Visitor Centre in Spring of this year. The two runners up will also recieve a Lagg Distillery Goodie Bag each.
Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd. would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter our poetry competition. We have been impressed by quality of each and every entry we received and hope that everyone who entered enjoyed the time they spent in doing so.