Lochranza distillery tour is one of the best

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Lochranza distillery has been ranked as providing the second best distillery tour in Scotland according to Holidu, a search engine for holiday homes.

Collating data from Google reviews the search engine has produced a list of the top eight highest rated whisky distilleries in Scotland.

Laphroaig distillery on Islay took the top spot, while Lagavulin, also on Islay, came third in the rankings after the Arran distillery. Lochranza was given a score of 4.7, just behind the 4.8 for Laphroaig and the same as Lagavulin, but it had more reviews.

Holidu, the Munich-based organisation described Lochranza Distilley as: ‘Lochranza Distillery is located on the remote Isle of Arran. Arran was actually at the heart of Scotland’s whisky history in the late 18th and early 19th century, back when the whisky export during this time was an illegal practice. Once the home to over 50 distilleries, now, it is home to just two.

‘This distillery first started production in 1995 and claims its water is the purest in Scotland, sourced from Loch Na Davie. This distillery situated in Lochranza in the north of the island enjoys stunning views of the island and out to sea. Visit for a full day of tours, whisky tasting and finish your experience at the on-site café.’

They based the results on:

● Ticket costs: The Standard Distillery Tour – £10
● Opening hours: 10am-4pm (November-March)
● Price of accommodation nearby: £26pp per day