Isle of Arran Distillers is planning a second site on the opposite side of Arran which will include a visitor centre, pot stills for distillation and warehousing. The new site is situated on the location of a 19th century distillery that closed in 1837.
Created by Ayr-based architects Denham and Benn, the new visitor centre will have floor-to-ceiling windows that will give visitors sweeping views of the island and its coastline, whilst the grass covered-roof will blend the structure into the landscape itself.
Euan Mitchell, managing director of Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd said, “This final application is the first step towards the next age of the distillery. The past 21 years has seen the ‘Arran Waters’ flow around the world. We are relatively young compared to some other Scotch whisky distilleries and have a fresh, dynamic approach coupled with big ambitions to continue to expand our business. We intend to uphold the rich heritage of whisky making at Lagg and welcome many more people to the island to experience it for themselves.”