Lagg distillery is the second single malt Scotch whisky distillery of the Isle of Arran. The visitor centre showcases the approximately 50 illicit stills believed to have been in operation during the islands history.
For the last 20 years of great success have made the Arran Distillery in the north in Lochranza right. In the village of Lagg on the southern tip of the Isle of Arran, the arbets began in February 2017 for the new. The distillery will produce spirits for the first time at the end of 2018 under the watchful eyes of Master Distiller James MacTaggart. This Lowland area of the island was a hotbed of whiskey production during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, both legal and illegal. The new Lagg Single Malt is to match the style of the previous fires. We are curious!
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1825-26: Miller & Galbraith
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Can I tour Lagg?
Yes Lagg distillery is tourable. On Trip Advisor the distillery has been rated as excellent by 41 of 61 tours to date. This gives Lagg an overall rating of 4.5
Excellent Tasting at an Exciting Young Distillery by Scott W
I recently visited Lagg as part of a whistle-stop day trip to Arran and enjoyed a tastingBoth the distillery itself and its setting are absolutely beautiful and it would be well worth a visit just to have a coffee and look out over the water, especially on nice daysLagg is a very new distillery - the first cask was filled in 2019 which means they will not bottle anything that can be called Scotch whisky until 2022 at the earliest. This means that the whiskeys in the tastings at the moment are actually from their sister distillery LochranzaLagg is also dedicated to heavily peated whisky production and they have a range of interesting plans for what they are going to try. The tasting was led by Fiona and she did a great job of both presenting the (Lochranza) drams we were sampling and sketching the vision of what Lagg will be doing with its own production in the years to come. As always, the experience of any given whisky is an extremely individual thing but do keep in mind the peat focus - some people really don't like anything that's peated at all so the selection is probably not going to be to their likingThe tasting was rounded off by a sample of Lagg's new make spirit - it's always really interesting to taste this when you can and Lagg's is very rich and distinctiveI've never visited a distillery at such an early stage of its development and it was really fascinating to get the sense of where it's going. It will be very interesting to return in future once it has its own bottlings to offer and see how its journey is progressingUnfortunately we had to dash off straight away after the tasting so I didn't get a chance to visit the shop or the Shieling Bistro. All the more reason to go back...
Staff Really Friendly and Enthusiastic, Food Great. by J K
Visited as part of the Mogabout tour, for a quick stop off snack, went back the next day for lunch.Staff really friendly and enthusiastic and food in cafe is really delicious.
Excellent Food, Friendly Staff by LynneCatherine67
We are most impressed with both the staff, and the food at the Lagg distillery.We visited twice over the last fortnight. Our first visit was to The Shelling, and we ordered a selection of the tapas-style plates. We thoroughly enjoyed each one. We were served by Jane and she, and all the staff were very friendly and efficient. On our next visit, we wanted to sit outside as we had our dog with us, so had lunch in The Kilmory Cafe. Again the staff, including the lovely Shannon, were very attentive and an asset to the cafe. We opted for the hot dogs which were delicious. We are looking forward to our next visits!