David Livingston is new Distillery Manager of Lochranza Distillery on Arran

Changes on the Isle of Arran, following the opening of Lagg Distillery

The former Distillery Manager James MacTaggert (on the left) hands over his duties to David Livingston, but this does not mean he will no longer have an eye on Lochranza Distillery on Arran: MacTaggert now is Director of Productions & Operations for both distilleries on the Isle of Arran, Lochranza Distillery and its new sister Lagg Distillery.

David Livingston has already been working in the Scottish whisky scene for 20 years. He was employed at Laphroaig and most recently at the new Ardnahoe Distillery. His roots are there at the Island of Islay: “Being from the islands myself, I recognise how important distilleries are to island communities and that’s something I’ve always been passionate about. The Isle of Arran Distillers is proud to continue to operate as an independently owned distillery that has the local people at its core.”

Not only has this new management situation been announced by the Isle of Arran Distillers recently, but also that Barclays granted Arran Distillers a loan of £25 million – an announcement that caused a lot of attraction in the media. This money enabled Isle of Arran Distillers to build and open their new Lagg Distillery in June 2019, which meant a doubling of the previous production, done at Lochranza. The construction of additional warehouses will also be realized with this funding. The deal was possible by borrowing against the whisky stock of Lochranza Distillery.

Image: Isle of Arran Distillers