Arran Malt & Music Festival 2018

We are pleased to confirm the masterclass line-up for this year's Arran Malt & Music Festival below. Tickets for each class will be on a first come, first served basis. We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to Lochranza again this year, and hope you will find something in the classes below which will help to make it an even more memorable weekend for you.

The Arran Malt and Music Festival Main Event - Sat. 30th June
Then on to the big day itself! The Festival will open at 11am and we are looking forward to seeing all of our friends from far and wide and spending the day celebrating the very best of Arran Malt and Music. Entrance is free of charge. You will have the opportunity to take short guided tours of the distillery and there will be stalls and our famous whisky bar where you can try some of our whiskies by the dram, as well as enjoy local beers and other refreshments. There will also be food stalls where you can try some of our delicious local produce. We will be offering hourly mini tastings in our Tasting Bar for those who don’t want to take a full masterclass.

Entry to the Festival is free (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult) .
The Tutored Tastings in the Tasting Bar are hourly and are £15 per person.
Don't forget the music!
Of course, the music will also play a major part of the day and we will be hosting some brilliant bands. During the day on Saturday we will have a line-up of talented musicians in a relaxed and informal environment, and Distillery Manager James MacTaggart will be back again this year with his own band 'James and The Staves' featuring talented local musicians Andy McCallum, Robin Fisher, and indeed our own Sales Manager Andy Bell who is pretty handy on the guitar himself.  
Arran M & M Festival Ceilidh - Sat.30th June. 8pm

*Sorry - The Ceilidh is Sold Out*

As usual, there will be a variety of specialist masterclasses to suit all our visitors. Places are limited.
Click the box to the right of each masterclass to purchase tickets.
Whisky & Chocolate Pairing Masterclass - John Boyd & Campbell Laing. £25
We are bringing back the chocolate and whisky masterclass for 2018 due to popular demand! Bringing together our own Single Malt with the artisan chocolates of master chocolatier James of Arran based in Brodick, this decadent experience is bound to delight your tastebuds! Handmade chocolates perfectly matched with the best of our drams, sit back, relax and enjoy the sweet taste of Arran! Hosted by Campbell and John in our Crofter's Cottage.
Limited to 16 places. £25 per person
Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm. Crofter's Cottage
Arran Cocktail Masterclass. £25
Back by very popular demand, The Devil's Advocate from Edinburgh will be at The Arran Distillery for a second year to host a Whisky Cocktail Masterclass which will show off their skill and the versatility of whisky in cocktails.
As well as showing you the way to make great cocktails for your friends and family in the comfort of your own home, you will have the pleasure of enjoying a carefully selected range of classic cocktails, that are both delicious and complimentary to the whisky.
This masterclass will be a great way to increase your cocktail knowledge, learn some new skills, all whilst being served by some of the country's best bartenders.
Limited to 15 places. £25 per person
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Rowan House
Whisky & Food Masterclass - John Boyd & Campbell Laing.
Time: 1pm - 2pm. Crofters Cottage (In Visitor Centre)

*Sorry - This Masterclass is Sold Out*

Andy Bell Masterclass
Time: 1:45pm - 2:45pm. Bonded Warehouse 1

*Sorry - This Masterclass is Sold Out*

Stillsman's Masterclass.
Time: 3pm - 4pm. Bonded Warehouse 3.

*Sorry - This Masterclass is Sold Out*

The Survivors Dram - James MacTaggart
This year, our Sunday event will be a Survivor's Dram and will take place in the Grand Marquee from 12pm - 3pm. This will be an chance to get together for the Arran Whisky friends who wish to close the weekend together in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We will have food & music and three specially chosen drams from Master Distiller James MacTaggart will be available at a special price on the day itself. No tickets can be pre-purchased for the Survivor's Dram.
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Grand Marquee.
Tickets for the above are now on sale from this site to order online.  Spaces are limited so don't miss out.

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