A heady mix of malt and music

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The Arran Malt and Music Festival had its ninth outing at the Isle of Arran Distillers in Lochranza at the start of the month.

Visitors from all over the world were welcomed by glorious sunshine which saw them enjoying the selection of music and drams available outdoors in the warm air over the three-day event.

Several masterclasses were also on offer, running alongside the traditional tours and tutored tastings offered by the distillery. Edinburgh-based Devil’s Advocate were also on hand to offer a variety of cocktails along with a traditional bar offering many a dram, best enjoyed shared among friends.


Beginning with the traditional White Stag dinner, the highlight as usual was the Saturday night ceilidh but there were still a few standing for the survivors dram on the Sunday.

The shop does a roaring trade at the Malt & Music Festival. NO_B28malt01

A piper plays on the distillery lawn. NO_B28malt

Arran Pipe Band are always attract a big crowd on the Saturday. NO_B28malt03


Serving whisky coctails at the festival. NO_B28malt04

The Arran Brass Band performing in the marquee. NO_B28malt05

There were a number of live performers to keep the festival goers entertained. NO_B28malt06