Isle of Arran Distillers Islands (Arran)
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1993 Active (vc) 750 000 litres
Address: Lochranza, Isle of Arran KA27 8HJ
01770 830264 www.arranwhisky.com
1993 – Harold Currie founds the distillery.
1995 – Production starts in full on 17th August.
1996 – A one year old spirit is released.
1997 – A visitor centre is opened by the Queen.
1998 – The first release is a 3 year old.
1999 – The Arran 4 years old is released.
2002 – Single Cask 1995 is launched.
2003 – Single Cask 1997, non-chill filtered and Calvados finish is launched.
2004 – Cognac finish, Marsala finish, Port finish and Arran First Distillation 1995 are launched.
2005 – Arran 1996 is launched (6,000 bottles). Two more finishes are launched - Chateau Margaux and Grand Cru Champagne.
2006 – After an unofficial launch in 2005, Arran 10 years old is released as well as a couple of new wood finishes.
2007 – Arran is named Scottish Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine. Four new wood finishes and Gordon´s Dram are released.
2008 – The first 12 year old is released as well as four new wood finishes.
2009 – Peated single casks, two wood finishes and 1996 Vintage are released.
2010 – A 14 year old, Rowan Tree, three cask finishes and Machrie Moor (peated) are released.
2011 – The Westie, Sleeping Warrior and a 12 year old cask strength are released.
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