Arran is situated on the outskirts of the town of Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Founded in 1994 by Harold Currie (former director of Chivas) and now owned by a group of private shareholders with Euan Mitchell as managing director. Construction of the distillery was halted until 1995 as a protected species of eagle was nesting on nearby cliffs. Arran used to be home to around 50 distilleries but most were illicit, the most recent legal distillery was Lagg which closed in 1837.
In June 2016 the distillery celebrated its 21st Anniversary and started construction on a second distillery on the south of the island. The new Lagg distillery started production in April 2019 and will be producing a peated whisky.
Arran distillery is a patron of the Robert Burns World Federation, and as such is the only distillery allowed to use the image and signature of Robert Burns.